The multi-talented Elsa McTaggart has made a welcome return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe accompanied by her husband Gary Lister, with two new shows for 2021.
“Eva Cassidy and Me” is the sequel to Elsa’s popular and successful “The Eva Cassidy Story” and tells, in words and song, excerpts from the life stories of both Eva and Elsa.
It was a rather wet and dreich early evening in the Garden Theatre at Hill Square but,
as always, Elsa’s warm personality shone through as she formed an almost instant connection with her audience from the moment that she stepped onto the stage to perform some of Eva’s best-loved songs such as “Fields of Gold” and “Wonderful World”, with a few surprises thrown into the mix as well. One of the songs performed was “Ain’t No Sunshine”, which was appropriate for the weather, but Elsa McTaggart definitely brought her own brand of sunshine with her beautiful voice and guitar and fiddle playing, with the audience enjoying every moment of her performance.
Review by Lisa Sibbald (c) 2021
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