Cruinn Còmhla | Thegither with Ellie Beaton + Claire Frances NicNìll

  • Talks / Special Events
  • Under Canvas
  • Gaelic
A very special edition of our Gaelic Acoustic Nights series of intimate performances in Eden Court's chapel, showcasing talented artists using Gaelic and Scots.

Ellie Beaton

Hailing from the small village of Rothienorman in the north-east, Ellie Beaton is one of Scotland’s most exciting award-winning singers. Brought up immersed in the deeply-rooted traditions of the north east of Scotland, she is well acquainted with the rich and vibrant Aberdeenshire styles of singing. Described as "a singer to be reckoned with" by Hands Up For Trad, she became the youngest recipient of the MG Alba Citty Finlayson Scots Singer of the Year award in 2021.


Claire Frances NicNìll

Claire Frances MacNeil is one of the most exciting up-and-coming voices in the Scottish traditional music scene. Having completed a degree in Gàidhlig at the University of Glasgow, Claire Frances has now made history as the first to undertake a master's degree in the performance of Gaelic Song at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Hailing from the Isle of Barra, her singing style is rooted in the traditions of her upbringing while pushing boundaries with a highly skilled repertoire; her music encompasses a diverse range of melodic and rhythmic expressions and promises to captivate audiences.


Explore the full Under Canvas 2024 programme here.

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