Gadies performance by CAFI
SC&T is organising a series of performances at Gadie's, Ryehill, Oyne form 1pm to 2pm on Sundays. The latest in this series will be on Sunday 19th August.
CAFI are Cait, Annie (Lennox) Freya, Iain (Hall) all aged 13-16. The Lennoxes are from North West Aberdeenshire and the Halls from Aberdeen.
They struck up a friendship through the years at the World Burns Federation Festivals and decided to form a band to do their own arrangements of Burns and Scots songs and tunes.Â Between them they play cello, fiddle, recorder, clarsach and piano and have fine voices.
They formed in 2009 and have played at the Portsoy Boat Festival, Lemon Tree, Aberdeen Highland Games and at conferences and festivals for the World Burns Federation.Â They recently performed at a concert in the Royal Mile in Edinburgh with some young Burns enthusiasts from St Petersburg and regularly appear with the Bel Canto group of singers throughout the north east of Scotland.
Cait (17) and Annie Lennox (15) are both pupils of The Gordon Schools, Huntly.Â They sing, play fiddle and Clarsach and dance.
As well as CAFI, Cait and Annie are members of many groups including the National Youth Choir of Scotland NGC, the North East Folk Collective, the Strathspey Fiddlers, Aurora Choir and Aurora Productions. They have spent the summer touring Ireland, Canada and America with their fiddle groups, have sung in the Usher Hall as part of the Edinburgh Festival 2012 and at Balmoral Castle to celebrate the passing of the Olympic Torch.
Iain (16) and Freya Hall (14) are both pupils of Robert Gordonâ€™s College.Â They started their musical education on recorder with Rosalind Coleman, and are now grateful to be able to pursue their studies with the visiting specialist at the North East of Scotland Music School, Professor Ian Wilson.Â They attend the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) Junior Department on Saturdays where they receive a variety of musical tuition.
As well as CAFI, Iain and Freya are members of many chamber groups including the North East of Scotland Music School String Quartet. They both have places in the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland and Grampian Youth Orchestra.Â Â Â Freya was delighted to lead the National Childrensâ€™ Orchestra of Scotland this year.