Thursday, 28 January 2016
A beautiful and talented lady
Quite a few years ago, when we lived in town, we had a lodger - an American PhD student, studying at the University of Edinburgh. He had a very beautiful girlfriend - the young Rhiannon Giddens. She stayed with him/us for a month one summer. How we enjoyed getting to know her, hearing her amazing voice around the house, and discovering what an incredibly talented girl she is. She plays the fiddle, banjo, her voice is trained for the opera, she can dance, and she even does beautiful beadwork. I have a necklace she made me, to prove it! She also sings in Gaelic, and if you pick up this link, you can hear her singing in French.
Her singing career is really flying now. She was on Jools Holland's New Year show at Hogmanay (I missed that, dang it - I don't like Jools Holland much!), and last night my daughter and I went through to the Old Fruitmarket in Glasgow, to hear her performing, for one night, at the Celtic Connections music festival. Needless to say, she didn't disappoint.