An Interview with Caoilainn Tunstall

One of the hottest prodigies in Scotland right now is Caoilainn Tunstall, a 14-month old singer-songwriter from Edinburgh. The Mumble managed to catch an interview between her afternoon nap & ‘Masha and the Bear.’

17474100_10154226883890689_1175087742_oTHE MUMBLE : Hello Caoilainn, its an honour to meet ya

CAOILAINN : You too, dude

THE MUMBLE : So when did you first feel your love for music

CAOILAINN : It was when I went on Easter Road with my daddy & heard the beautiful singing of the fans


THE MUMBLE :  You must support Hibernian then – is this a family thing?

CAOILAINN : Very much so. As a toddler I have to go to the famous under 5s stand, but one day I will be big enough to go to the East Stand. I’ve been lucky enough to be born in time to see Hibs win the Scottish Cup 😉 Me and my daddy watch the cup final dvd quite a lot!!!

In her punk days

THE MUMBLE : You were a bit of a punk in your early months, can you tell us about it

CAOILAINN : When I was about 6 month old I was right into Stiff Little Fingers. Then the Clash, Sex Pistols, you know, the classics. These days I’m more into Led Zeppelin & the Second Coming by the Stone Roses, you know, 70s psychedelia. Its groovy.

THE MUMBLE : So what instruments do you play yourself

CAOILAINN : I’ve not long got into playing the ukulele but I’ve mastered the tambourine!!! My Papa John plays the guitar and has taught me some songs. My Papa also plays left handed like me. I’m a bit of an all-rounder I guess.


THE MUMBLE : What does Caoilainn Tunstall like to do when she’s not making kick-ass music

CAOILAINN : I like to sleep & to sometimes make a mess in the front room. My favourite television programme is Masha and the Bear, I can’t help but dance when it comes on and it makes me giggle every time. I never get the chance to watch it when Grandma Mary comes round, though, as she just wants to play and chase me round the house. Really disturbs my creative flow.

THE MUMBLE : What does the rest of 2017 hold in store for Caoilainn Tunstall

CAOILAINN : Teething, potty training, recognizing myself in both facebook photos & mirrors;  I should start being able to recognize the names of familiar people and objects, form simple phrases and sentences, and follow simple instructions and directions. And maybe record an album in the summer.



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