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ED2012 Music Review: Elsa Jean McTaggart

By | Published on Friday 10 August 2012

At first glance Elsa Jean McTaggart may seem like a normal Scottish woman, but do not be fooled because she is actually a Scottish superwoman of music. Alternating between four traditional folk instruments (the pennywhistle, Scottish fiddle, silent guitar, and the squeezebox) McTaggart ignites the room with her awe-inspiring mastery and passion for music of all genres. With her all-original pieces, she takes the audience on a phenomenal musical journey through the ups and downs of her life, capturing the simple beauty of each note and magnifying it with such precision and poise, one can’t help but be envious of her endless talent. McTaggart infuses jazz, folk, and even electronica into her traditional folk basis to create an absolutely magnificent show.

SpaceCabaret @ 54, 5-25 Aug, 3.30pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Ellie Willis]


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