Having won Laurel awards for sell-out Edinburgh Festival Fringe Shows for five years in a row 2010 - 2015 and with an ever-growing international fan base Edinburgh-based Wendy Carle Taylor cannot wait to perform in her home town of Fraserburgh.
Early booking recommended as, in the eight years since the Edinburgh-based singer gave up her day job and started to sing for a living, Wendy’s shows have become firm favourites, garnering great reviews from audiences and critics alike.
This spellbinding new concert explores man’s search for meaning in melody and song via ‘poets of the people’ such as Robert Burns, George and Ira Gershwin, Piaf, Karine Polwart and Phil Cunningham, John Douglas, Gus Kahn and Tom Springfield.
The show features an eclectic mix, from the moving and mystical ‘Wayfaring Stranger’ to the comic ‘Froggie Went A Courtin’ and ‘Sympathique’; from French chanson ‘La Vie en Rose’ to the Irish ballad ‘Fair and Tender Ladies’; from the newly commissioned 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games anthem ‘Here’s To All Our Common Wealth’ in Gaelic and Scots to contemporary bluegrass dance anthem ‘Hey Brother’ by Avicii, the songs span a huge gamut of human emotion.
Wendy’s moving interpretations of David Olney’s ‘1917’ and Violet Jacob’s ‘Hallowe’en’ represent compassion and humanity amid the horror of war and have a special resonance - Wendy’s own grandfather, Jacob Carle, was born in Fraserburgh and served in WW1.
In an amazing twist of fate, he was saved by a German soldier. Wendy owes her existence to this miracle of the battlefield.
‘The Olive Tree’, a new interpretation of the song from Wendy’s 2010 album penned by Tom Springfield, further expresses a longing for peace in a year which marks the centenary of World War 1 amidst continuing warfare in various parts of the globe.
This year Wendy is joined by multi-instrumentalist friends, Sandy Butler and Graham McDonald.
Wendy will be performing at the event organised by Home From Home Fraserburgh 2014 - Festival of Home Grown Music and Art - at the Dalrymple Hall at 2.30pm on Saturday, September 27. Tickets £8/£6 in advance from Dyga’s Newsagent or contact 01346 518715 or on the door.