Ailsa Villegas is a singer/songwriter and recording artist from the Highlands of Scotland.
Ailsa writes contemporary folk music characterised by simple production, heartfelt lyrics and beautiful harmonies. Ailsa also writes lyrics and provides vocals for EDM. She has three commercial singles released on record labels Neuroscience (UK), Macarize (Sweden) and Grammermusic (Netherlands).
“Her deep Soulful voice was the stand out element of my song, in fact our collaboration “Let It Go” has been one of my best selling tracks of 2015, and one of my listener’s picks of the year. It wouldn’t have been so without her special touch”. Vitodito – A&R Armada Music, Label Owner Encanta, Spain
Ailsa is the daughter of an English teacher and a piano teacher. Growing up, she learned to play the saxophone, piano and then guitar. She was always happiest singing.
When not making music, Ailsa works for NHS Highland as a Senior Health Development Officer within the Public Health team. She has worked for many years on a number of initiatives promote health and tackle inequalities. She previously led the Recovery Choir on behalf of the Highland Drug and Alcohol Partnership.
Ailsa has combined her knowledge of health and music to create “Singalicious” – fun and friendly sing workshops aimed at being accessible, enjoyable and improving our health. Ailsa is First Aid trained and PVG certified and has a keen understanding of different health needs.
Ailsa is married to Richard and mum Nico and Lucas. Together they live in Boat of Garten near Aviemore.
“She takes your breath away. Ailsa Villegas has a voice that makes you want to listen with a sense of awe and wonder, and beneath the voice are heartfelt lyrics about the things that matter to her. You cant help but feel that you are sharing something special”. Bob Bull, Stage Manager of Free Range Stage, Belladrum Music Festival