Talented artistes set to perform in Brechin City Hall

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Brechin Cathedral will be holding a concert in the Brechin City Hall on Saturday, November 26 at 7.30 pm.

During the evening the Claire Telford, George Donald MBE, Kyle Howie and Sheena Wellington (also MC for the night) will perform on the evening.

Claire Telford, a traditional fiddler currently teaching at Yehudi Menuhin school, is one of those rare players who can move seamlessly, and with great authority, between the classical and traditional genres.

Since graduating from the RSAMD with distinction in 2003, she has gone on to play with the Royal Opera House Orchestra, the London Chamber Orchestra and English Sinfonia.

A first rate fiddler, she has won medals at both the Royal National Mod and the Glenfiddich Fiddle championships.

In 2007, Claire released her debut CD, “Ceol Dee” with George Donald on piano, a CD of both classical and traditional Scottish music.

George Donald MBE of Scotland the What combined his stage, television and recording life with a very successful teaching career.

He has been musical director on the National Trust for Scotland’s cruise programme for many years and continues to be in high demand both home and abroad.

A highly talented pianist, gifted composer and inspired lyricist, he will both accompany Claire Telford and treat you with come of his brilliant comic creations.

Kyle Howie first started piping when he was aged just 10 and now, barely out of his teens, he is one of the most sought after pipers in Scotland.

He has appeared at the Edinburgh Tattoo three times, firstly with the Black Watch and then with the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards.

He recently joined the sensational Red Hot Chilli Pipers, the world renowned bagrock band.

In addition to playing the Highland smallpipes, Kyle is an accomplished player on the Overton E flat whistle, and is equally at home with the fieriest jig and the most poignant slow air.

MC for the evening is Sheena Wellington, one of Scotland’s leading traditional singers.

Her repertoire covers everything from Burns to ballads, to the best of contemporary song writing, drawing from the rich Scottish tradition passed from musician to musician through the ages.

She has sung at all the major clubs and festivals in Scotland and has toured Europe, the USA, Canada, Africa and the Far East.

Her singing of “A Man’s a Man For ‘a That” at the opening ceremony of the first Scottish Parliament for three hundred years was by critical and popular acclaim, the highlight of that very special day.

Tickets costing £10 are available from the Brechin Cathedral Office (01356 629360) or by telephoning 01356 624959.