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Top trad singer to perform in Elgin

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BBC Radio Scotland's Young Traditional Musician of the Year for 2018 Hannah Rarity is coming to Elgin.

The Scots singer will perform at St Giles Church, on the High Street, on Friday, September 20 from 7.30pm.

BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2018 Hannah Rarity comes to Elgin.
BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2018 Hannah Rarity comes to Elgin.

Hannah's status as a rising talent has been further consolidated by her Scots Singer of the Year nomination at the 2018 Scots Trad Music Awards and her feature as One to Watch in 2018 in The Scotsman newspaper.

Her powerful vocals have led to collaborations and performances with esteemed musical acts such as the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Cherish the Ladies. She has also performed at a number of UK festivals and made national television appearances on BBC Hogmanay Live and BBC NI Wayfaring Stranger.

Accompanying her is Buckie musician Ryan MacKenzie, who is returning to Moray to play after supporting Ariana Grande in Manchester.

Ryan, who is currently on tour with US singer and impressionist Christina Bianco, is about to start a Masters degree at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.

The 24-year-old learned the piano from local teacher Margaret Mitchell and, after Buckie High, went on to study piano at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland before moving to London.

He has worked with the likes of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Arlene Philips, Claude-Michel Schonberg, Cameron Mackintosh, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and has performed with celebrated artists such as Pixie Lott, Donna McKechnie, and Barbara Dickson.

Tickets for the performance area available from Ryan's production company – forteproductions.co.uk – or from Cathedral Windows, at 225 High Street.

Hannah Rarity will perform in Elgin on September 20.
Hannah Rarity will perform in Elgin on September 20.

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