A TEENAGE singer songwriter is celebrating a double prize win including a coveted Danny Kyle Award.

Rising star Rebekah Kirk, whose family is from Greenock, picked up the prestigious honour for the best unsigned and traditional music talent at The Spree festival in Paisley last month.

The win means the youngster, who lives in Glasgow but performs regularly in Inverclyde, has now booked a slot to play at the annual Celtic Connections in January.

Rebekah said: “I am so excited to have won this award, I feel incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to play at Celtic Connections on the Danny Kyle Stage in January too.

“I became a regular performing in Inverclyde because my mum and gran are from Greenock so I am down most weeks visiting.

“My gran lives near Cappielow and my mum was born and grew up in Greenock before moving to Glasgow when she and my dad got married.”

Rebekah followed up that win with the Jim Diamond Award, in memory of the late Scottish music legend, and will perform at Radio Clyde’s Cash for Kids charity lunch next month.
The prize also includes a £2,500 grant.

Rebekah said: “I had such a great time performing and got to listen to three amazingly talented girls in the final.

“I’m so so happy to have won.

“I’m going to put the grant towards finally recording my EP next year.”