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Elsa Jean McTaggart

By | Published on Tuesday 16 August 2011

Beautiful and willowy in her jumpsuit and red sky-scraper heels, Elsa Jean McTaggart is a mean fiddler and all round folk musician. With a voice to match her looks, McTaggart gives a sweet and upbeat autobiographical set that engages the audience, singing about her eccentric childhood in the mountains of Scotland, life in Gran Canaria and being on the road with husband/keyboard player/driver/stage manager/press contact Gary Lister. Chatty and funny, you might be mistaken in thinking this is comedy instead of music, but when she does sing – which she doesn’t do quite enough, as there are quite a few instrumental tracks – her voice is as charming as her anecdotes.

SpaceCabaret at 54, 5 – 28 (not 7, 14, 21), 3.30pm (4.15pm), £5.00 – £7.00, fpp204.
tw rating 4/5