Elsa Jean McTaggart
Elsa is an accomplished Scottish singer song writer.
She plays guitar and also writes and performs tunes for
the fiddle and whistle and has frequently been likened
vocally to Eva Cassedy, Joni Mitchel and Joan Baez..
The show consists of original compositions of traditional
style..lively jigs, reels, hornpipes, airs etc, played
on the fiddle and whistle. Her songs are usually performed
with guitar, acapella or sometimes the fiddle, which,
in style, would come under world music ranging
from folk to contemporary/ blues/ Jazz/ swing. Elsa
writes about life, about spiritual and emotional aspects,
and about people she has met on her travels. Each composition
has its inspiration, so short stories and anecdotes
are all part and parcel to the show. Elsa is accompanied
on piano/keyboards and accordian by Mr Lister.
The show can also incorporate a short video presentation
of her family history starting with her Great Grandfather,
the famous Edinburgh artist William McTaggart then up
todate to herself and family, who live on the Isle of
Lewis. The show can be music or adding in the history