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Mary Erskine (Me for Queen)

Season 1, Ep. 6

This week my guest is Scottish singer/songwriter Mary Erskine. Growing up in rural Fife in a big old house near the sea, she started writing songs when she was 13. Mary first came to prominence as the lead singer of band 'Talk in Colour', before embarking on a solo career under the moniker 'Me for Queen'.


Mary's excellent cycling inspired album 'Iron Horse' was released at the very apt Stratford Velodrome in 2014 where the stage electricity for the whole launch was provided uniquely by cycle power from the audience. Mary is also in demand as a theatre writer and session musician playing on recordings and live performances for various artists.  


We talk about how Mary turned to songwriting to help her process the often unspoken trauma of miscarriage.


You can find more information about Mary at: https://www.meforqueen.com

Support her via her Ko-Fi page: https://ko-fi.com/meforqueen

or follow Mary on Instagram / Twitter @MeForQueen


Music featured in this episode:

'These Hands' by Me For Queen (Listen here: https://meforqueen.bandcamp.com/album/live-at-red-gables-ep)

'Inside' by Me for Queen


Feels Like Healing is a show where I talk to creative people about how grief has shaped their art.


These conversations are here to show how those who have suffered loss have found comfort and solace through the act of being creative and how creativity can help us all better understand our grief and reach a place of healing.


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You can follow Feels Like Healing on Instagram / Twitter / Facebook @flhpodcast

Produced / Edited by Al Lewis

Theme music by Al Lewis

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