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SINGERS AND MUSICIANS SESSION WITH EXTENDED SPOT
August 23 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pmFree
Rachel Carstairs, from Keith, is one of Scotland’s most exciting young traditional singers, having won the Lizzie Higgins novice award at the TMSA Aberdeen competitions this year before taking her first senior win at Strichen. At the Aberdeen event Braemar-based Ellie McLaren won the Scott-Skinner trophy for senior fiddle, two weeks after her victory in the overall senior fiddle at the NAAFC festival at Inchyra. Both girls have just finished their schooling at the National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music in Plockton and will be off to continue their musical education – Rachel at at the renowned Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow and Ellie at the University of Highland and Islands – shortly after doing this spot. Piano accompaniment will be provided by Callum Cruickshank, who has featured on radio and television and who has enjoyed major success at various festivals.