Kathie Touin

Kathie Touin

Welcome to the official website of Kathie Touin, Orkney-based musician, songwriter & recording artist

Kathie Touin writes...

"I have been absolutely heartbroken by the news of Keith Emerson's suicide. Keith was such a part of my life – my musical hero, inspiration and muse, unflagging supporter and friend. I will miss him more than words can ever express.

"Here is a blog I wrote this morning, the day after a sleepless night trying to understand what has happened.

"Goodbye, Keith, and thank you for everything."

Keith Emerson and Kathie Touin

Keith Emerson and Kathie Touin at Wiltern Theater, Los Angeles in 1993 after an Emerson, Lake & Palmer concert (photo ©Kathie Touin)


Dark Moons & Nightingales is Kathie's fifth and latest CD - original songs about letting go, finding love, the wonder of the wild and the puzzle of places...

Here is a track from the album, the atmospheric Beach-Boys-esque Back To California...

R2 Rock'n'Reel magazine said: "Passionate, poetic songs underpinned by exquisite piano and rich, full arrangements. The magical Season Of The Raven shimmers like heat-haze on granite and the whole album has an elemental quality, romantic in all its ragged beauty."

Here is Season Of The Raven...

To download these tracks or order the CD visit the Music page of this website.


Kathie's Starling Recording Studio offers you friendly service and a quality sound, designed to accommodate everyone from soloists to small ensembles.

Featuring Pro Tools 10, quality microphones, sound libraries, a range of vintage synthesizers, and even a grand piano!

Starling Recording Studio


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