The Home From Home Arts and Music Festival 2014 concluded in fine style last weekend with a wonderfully uplifting performance from Wendy Carle Taylor.
Wendy was delighted to be invited back to her hometown and said it was especially poignant for her to perform in the Dalrymple Hall which has long-standing associations with the Carle family, who used to run events in the hall such as roller skating dances and weddings.
Now an award-winning Edinburgh-based professional singer with five-star reviews, sell-out concerts and an ever-growing international fan base, Wendy’s eclectic repertoire included compositions by Neil Young, Gershwin, Piaf, Burns and much more. Her beautifully nuanced interpretations moved her Broch audience to tears, laughter and delight.
Wendy was accompanied by fine musician friends, Sandy Butler and Graham McDonald, for the event.
Wendy first hit the Fraserburgh Herald headlines at the age of 12 when she was invited to be the youngest ever principal girl in the Fraserburgh Junior Arts Society’s pantomime, Little Miss Muffet. She was also a soloist at the West Parish Church and Fraserburgh Academy.
Commenting afterwards, Wendy said she would especially like to thank all those who attended the performance, her first solo concert in her hometown. She would also like to express her thanks to: Home from Home festival organiser, Mary May; Mark Jackson and the Fraserburgh Development Trust; Andy Winton, Doreen and John Gibson at the Dalrymple Hall; sound engineer, Colin Harris; Billy Watson, Broch Photo House; Dyga’s Newsagent for ticket sales and Wetherspoon’s Saltoun Hotel for a lovely cup of tea after the concert.
Last Friday Wendy also gave an inspirational presentation on the joys of singing as a therapeutic intervention to the local Parkinson’s group and had everyone up dancing and singing with great gusto.
For music samples and further details of Wendy’s performances and work visit www.wendycarletaylor.com