WHAT A DAME...

Scottish Field - - YOUR LETTERS -

Be­ing a fel­low Aber­do­nian I was quite sur­prised when read­ing your re­cent is­sue [Beat­ing the Drum, April 2017] that I hadn’t heard of Dame Eve­lyn Glen­nie. What an in­spi­ra­tional woman!

It’s nice to see that noth­ing re­ally held her back from pur­su­ing her dreams. Go­ing pro­foundly deaf at the age of 12 must have been dif­fi­cult but it clearly didn’t hin­der her pur­suit of be­com­ing the world’s first solo per­cus­sion­ist.

I would have liked to have found out a bit more about what ex­actly she felt at the time of go­ing deaf but it is also nice that this doesn’t seem to be her defin­ing fea­ture but in­stead her mu­sic, which is clearly a true pas­sion of hers and that is what she is recog­nised for. I’ll def­i­nitely go have a lis­ten now to her work. Marie McDuff, Aberdeen

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