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The free community event will be hosted on an outdoor stage on Waterloo Road at East 161st Street as part of the annual Waterloo Arts Fest.


Elena Mullins Bailey, soprano
Debra Nagy, Artistic Director & oboe
Julie Andrijeski, violin
Shelby Yamin, violin
Rebecca Landell, cello
Mark Edwards, harpsichord

The Highland Lassie at Waterloo Arts Fest

Saturday, September 14, 2024 

Afternoon time TBA

Outdoor Stage at Waterloo Road and E. 161st St.

The Highland Lassie celebrates the beautiful folk tradition of the Scottish highlands. After its initial release as an online concert, then as an album, the ensemble is thrilled to again mount a free, outdoor version of this special baroque-folk program. A celebration of Scottish folk music, The Highland Lassie features 18th century Scotch tunes and reels plus famous songs such as “A Red, Red Rose,” and “Barbara Allen” sung by LD favorite soprano Elena Mullins Bailey. With their haunting melodies, budding romanticism, and nostalgic sentimentality, the traditional Scots songs speak powerfully to us today. “The emotions are raw and real,” Nagy added. “One of my favorites is ‘William & Margaret,’ in which Margaret’s ghost visits William in the night and berates him for breaking his oath of love. I won’t give away the ending but I doubt there will be a dry eye.”