Wednesday, August 15, 2012
From Sheena Wellington:
The first Friends of Wighton Cappuccino Concert of the new season will feature the fine North-east singer Gaye Anthony.
The concert, in Dundee Central Library's Wighton Heritage Centre, on Saturday 18th August, starts at 11am, with doors open for coffee and newspapers from 10.30am. Tickets priced £5 include coffee and are available at the door.
Gaye Anthony is a singer/songwriter who lives in Aberdeenshire. Singing is also a bit of a family tradition.
For some years she has been one half of Scottish duo, Gaye Anthony and Trish Norman, usually called G & T, who mostly specialised in singing songs of the sea and the fishing - and Scots songs, traditional and new.
Now Gaye is relaunching herself as a solo singer. With a warm mature voice, she takes her audience on a journey through the songs that mean something to her. As well as self-penned material, she sings songs by such prestigious folk singers as the late Jim Reid of Angus, Eric Bogle, John Conolly (Fiddler's Green) and also Burns ballads, Scottish traditional ballads and many more besides.
As well as performing in various National Trust for Scotland properties like Fyvie and Castle Fraser, Gaye has sung in many theatres and at festivals throughout the UK and Europe, including regular bookings at both the prestigious Hull Sea Fever Festival and the Portsoy Traditional Boat Festival. She has even sung on schooners in Brittany, in Poland and has also appeared regularly in the Netherlands at International Festivals of the Sea.
Gaye has also been involved in teaching Scottish song and arranging 'hands on' fiddle, chanter and whistle sessions with traditional musicians for youngsters with no previous experience.