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Rhiannon Giddens

Last night I went to see American singer, Rhiannon Giddens, at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh.  In the early days of Rhiannon's singing career she was the girlfriend of our American lodger, when we lived in Edinburgh.  She came and stayed with us for a month, during which time she charmed us, sang to us and played her fiddle!  She is an extraordinarily beautiful woman, incredibly talented musician, playing the fiddle and banjo (and probably other instruments as well) and her voice will knock your socks off!  She trained as an opera singer but has found her way so far as a folk singer.  I would say that her current concert tour has elevated her profile as folk singer to performer extraordinaire!  It was simply fabulous.  Her co-performer, Francesco Turrisi, was equally phenomenal!

If you find they are in your locality, DO NOT fail to buy a ticket!  Your life will be richer for having heard their performance!  What more can I say.

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