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Wendy has performed in venues small and large at home and abroad.
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Current Events (more to follow…)

Good & Not So Good News & The Wisdom
of Robert Burns…
Summer Concert Cancellations
& Postponements

"Life can take many unexpected twists and turns as our national bard Robert Burns once acknowledged: "The best-laid schemes o' mice an' men gang aft agley". Disappointingly, the many lovely concerts planned for this summer have had to be cancelled or postponed. While on holiday in June, I contracted whooping cough which can take '100 days' to clear and is very debilitating. Apparently this illness is on the rise again here and abroad and protection from whooping cough vaccine can wear off after a few years. The good news is that the health services both in France and here in Scotland are excellent - thank goodness for antibiotics! - and I am making a slow but sure recovery.  
Sincere thanks to everyone who kindly bought or reserved concert tickets. Full refunds have already been made or are currently being processed. Please accept my apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Hopefully normal musical activities will be resumed in the not too distant future. More news to follow very soon.

Meantime very best wishes to you all.

Some Recent Events

Monday 22 May
Attending Moniack Mohr Songwriting Retreat

with Boo Hewerdine, Darden Smith and Mark Freegard

Monday 29 May
Singing for Fun - Voice and Song Workshop

Borders Branch Parkinson's Scotland
Chaplaincy Borders General Hospital
Melrose Scottish Borders

Wednesday 31 May
Singing for Fun - Voice and Song Workshop

West Lothian Support Group Parkinson's Scotland, Uphall

Saturday 26 March
Singing for Fun - Voice and Song Workshop
Therapies Weekend for People with Parkinson's
Aberdeen Branch Parkinson's Scotland   
Douneside House, Royal Deeside

Tuesday 21 February 2017
- friendly, therapeutic, life-affirming!
Launching 2-4pm.

Inclusive and welcoming. Join professional singer and voice coach, Wendy Carle Taylor, for the joy of singing in community and using your natural voice. No experience necessary. No auditions. Lovely songs taught by ear and diverse styles to suit every taste.

Dates: 21 Feb-28 March £48 including tea / coffee / biscuits.
Special early songbird rate: Enrol by 21 Jan for only £40.
Summer dates for your diary: 18 April – 13 June.
Further information contact Wendy 07790294221 or 

Cheques to ‘Wendy Carle Taylor’
50/1 Leamington Terrace EH10 4JL.
Contact Wendy for direct banking/cash payment.

CEMC ‘an oasis of peace in the heart of the city’
25 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh EH8 9BX.
Map/bus routes here.
Excellent access and facilities for disabled people
and Well Café.

Tuesday 31 January 2017
Balerno Folk Club
Start 20.00

Burns Night hosted by Ken McDonald.
Tickets from John Stirling 0131 449 3456

Friday 27 January 2017
The Globe Inn, Dumfries

One of Scotland's oldest hostelries. Established in 1610. Frequented by our national bard, Robert Burns.
Wendy will be accompanied by excellent musician friends, Graham McDonald (piano) & Dallas Paterson (guitar)
Tickets £10.
Call 01387 252335 or 01387 253383 
Online Booking here

Monday 23 January 2017
The Caledonian Club 
Belgravia, London

Private corporate event.

Tuesday 6th December
Leith Folk Club proudly presents
Wendy Carle Taylor in Concert

“Besides being a consummate and unmissable performer, Wendy is one of our very favourite people in the whole world. Every show is an event with Wendy, and features contemporary and traditional songs from folk to chansons, jazz and blues. Get your tickets nice and early!”

Sunday 29th May

Sunday 29 May
Doors 15.30, Start 16.00 end 18.00
Award-winning Scottish singer Wendy Carle Taylor will lead us on a magical musical journey in this beautiful town house designed by architect William Adam in 1748
‘Musical perfection … she is not simply a singer, but an interpreter and storyteller. Simply sublime from start to finish.’ (Broadway Baby *****)
Wendy will be accompanied by excellent musician friends, Dallas Grant Patterson (guitar) and Graham McDonald (piano)
Booking: reserve direct via Jean Fairbairn 01620 823193 or Elaine Mitchell 07818 751654
TICKETS £12 (complimentary drinks and raffle)
PS There is a festival parade in the town centre at 13.45 for those who may wish to arrive earlier...


Contaminated Blood Memorial Event at the Augustine United Church in Edinburgh
Memorial event for those who died following infection with HIV or Hepatitis C from contaminated blood products or transfusions. Attended by bereaved families from all over Scotland with First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon MSP, Deputy First Minister, John Swinney MSP and Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport, Minister, Shona Robinson MSP.
Led by broadcaster and former Bishop of Edinburgh Richard Holloway. Music by Wendy and Brian McAlpine.
Full report and links here.

Burns Supper at The Steading, Edinburgh
with Sir Geoff Palmer

Burns Supper at Balerno Folk Club

'A Celebration of Robert Burns', Zurich, Switzerland
(private corporate event)
'wonderful singing performances throughout'
event outline and photos here.

Wendy Carle Taylor in Concert An evening of festive song and cheer at Edinburgh Folk Club

Festive Concert at Greyfriars Kirk
in aid of Research into Parkinson's

Wendy Carle Taylor In Concert

From Darkness to Light! A Celebration of Surgeons' Hall in Story and Song
A spellbinding Hallowe’en concert to welcome the darker half of the year… Celebrate the rich and colourful history of Surgeons' Hall Museums with haunting songs and tales inspired by Edinburgh's dramatic medical history. Commemorate those who contributed to the establishment of Surgeons' Hall Museums as an international centre of excellence.

What a Riot!
A Celebration of Surgeons' Hall in Story and Song

Celebrate the rich and colourful history of Surgeons' Hall Museums with a selection of songs inspired by Edinburgh's medical history. Commemorate the women and men who contributed to the establishment of Surgeons' Hall as an international centre of excellence. Award-winning Scottish singer Wendy Carle Taylor will lead us in this fascinating musical journey, including the landmark Surgeons' Hall Riot…

Private Performance aboard the luxury Belmond
Royal Scotsman

21/8/15 and 29/8/15
Wendy Carle Taylor in Concert at Edinburgh
Festival Fringe
Brothers and Sisters in Arms - Songs of War and of Peace.
Doors 18.30, concert 19.30 - 21.00 (90 minutes)
Reviews and information here

Sell-out 2010-2014. Spellbinding show.

A poignant commemoration of loss. An inspirational and uplifting celebration of love.

'A tremendous talent weaving a first class voice with a wonderful narrative through 100 years of poignant conflict songs. …top drawer entertainment.'
Ian Harrower, Producer, ‘Previously…’ Scotland’s History Festival

Award winning Scottish singer commemorates battlefield miracle...

Wendy Carle Taylor owes her existence to a miracle of the battlefield. Wendy’s grandfather, Jacob Carle, served in WW1 and, in an amazing twist of fate, he was saved by a German soldier. Wendy, who has Laurel awards for Fringe sell-outs every year from 2010 - 2014 and an ever-growing international fan base, is commemorating the events of over 100 years ago with a unique concert for Edinburgh Festival Fringe, while also acknowledging that in the centenary years of The War To End All Wars ferocious conflict continues to rage throughout the globe.

In these concerts Wendy explores the interplay between war and peace, the challenging of moral absolutes and stereotypes, and the celebration of love, our common humanity and our common wealth. An emotional exploration of our human search for meaning and longing for peace, featuring moving and uplifting contemporary and traditional Scots, Irish, English, French, German and American songs, including soldier ballads, dark and comic parodies, and works by Pete Seeger, Neil Young, Piaf, Bob Dylan, Mark Knopfler, Ivor Novello, and of course our national bard, Robert Burns.
This year Wendy is joined by exceptionally talented multi-instrumentalist friends, Sandy Butler on guitar/banjo/backing vocals and Graham McDonald on piano.
There will be information available at the concerts about the work carried out all over the world by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Light refreshments available from 18.30 at the venue and afterwards at Bisque Bruntsfield Hotel.

Wendy Carle Taylor In Concert at Leith Folk Club

Science Festival ‘Arts and Anatomy cabaret'

Music, art, talks and stand-up comedy

Around the World in Song

6 week course begins at Edinburgh University

Official launch of Scotland's War Website
Abden House, Edinburgh
(plus live link to words 'Scotland's War')

Balerno Folk Club Burns Night

Wendy Carle Taylor and Friends In Concert
The Hub, Penicuik in association with Penicuik Arts Association, Penicuik Folk Club and Burnt Out Records.

The Christmas Truce 1914 - testaments and songs from the trenches
Central Reference Library, Edinburgh

The Ballad of the Five Marys - songs, poems and stories of Mary Queen of Scots
Private performance for The Marie Stuart Society.

Festive Concert in aid of Parkinson’s Research
Greyfriar’s Church and Tolbooth, Edinburgh

Singing Burns!
One Day Workshop on the life and songs of national bard, Robert Burns, at Edinburgh University

Previously…Scotland's History Festival presents Wendy Carle Taylor In Concert
Brothers and Sisters In Arms - Songs of War and of Peace
Adam House, Chambers Street, Edinburgh

Musical lecture: Songs of The Great War - People and Propaganda
Central Reference Library, Edinburgh

Home From Home Fraserburgh 2014 presents Wendy Carle Taylor In Concert
Dalrymple Hall and Art Centre, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire

Guest speaker at Fraserburgh Support Group Parkinson’s UK on The Joys of Singing as a Therapeutic Intervention
United Reformed Church, Fraserburgh

Parkinson’s UK Young Persons Voice Workshops,
Stirling University Management Centre

Someone Was Singing: A Commemoration of World War 1 in Poetry and Song
The Central Reference Library, Edinburgh in association
with the Scottish Poetry Library and Edinburgh Reads are proud to present poet Alexander Hutchison and singer Wendy Carle Taylor for an evening of poetry and song, contemporary and historical, in remembrance of all those affected by World War I.

15/8/2014 and 22/8/2014
An Audience with Wendy Carle Taylor at Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Musical Lecture at Lauriston Castle
Songs of The Great War - People and Propaganda


Singing in the Scottish Parliament for the Queen’s Commonwealth Baton Relay watch here

11/6/2014 Community Is The Answer - Celebrating Our Common Wealth: Glasgow University
Guest appearance at major international conference on the themes of Health, Wealth and Power

Festival of Museums: A Short History of Surgeon's Hall and Scottish Medicine in story, poetry
and song

In concert with tutors from Scots Music Group
Hert o Oor Lairnin

The Ballad of the the Five Marys
6-7pm Box Office 0131 556 9579 Ballad of the Five Marys

14/4/2014 + 16/4/2014 Singing aboard the Royal Scotsman luxury train (private events)
31/3/2014 Repeat of Blues and Roots Radio, Wee Dan's Hoose Radio Show, 10pm UK on:
and then available on Celtic Music Radio Listen Again/Catch Up Radio for one month.

30/3/2014 Wendy is Stevie Connor’s guest on the Canadian Radio show Wee Dan’s Hoose.
Facilitating International Business Women's Leadership Seminar, Stuttgart, Germany  
9/2/2014 Guest 'castaway' on a mythical Hebridean Island on The Ciaran Dorris Show, Celtic Music Radio - discussion of the arts and life in general
30/1/2014 Blue Badge Tourist Guides Burns Supper
28/1/2014 Balerno Folk Club
25/1/2014  Levenhaugh Burns Club
17/1/2014 Roxburgh Crowne Plaza Hotel - Burns Supper.
£12,000 raised for The Wooden Spoon, Scotland's rugby charity, helping disadvantaged children across Scotland Information here

in Concert at Leith Folk Club Edinburgh
Fundraising Festive Concert with community group Singing 4 Fun with Parkinson’s
Greyfriar’s Kirk Edinburgh

Songs of The Great War - People and Propaganda
Central Library George IV Bridge Edinburgh

8/9/2013 - 12/9/13
World War One Battlefields Tour
Private House Concert Edinburgh
24/8/2013 Crieff High Street Arts Festival
16/8/2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Contaminated Blood Memorial Event for bereaved families from all over Scotland. Attended by First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon MSP, Deputy First Minister, John Swinney  MSP and Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport, Minister, Shona Robinson MSP

Wendy's grandfather, Jacob Carle

Edinburgh Fringe Festival Concerts 2015

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