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PALPABLE SINCERITY

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ROBIN DANIELS pays tribute to
the Scottish tenor Kenneth McKellar (1927-2010)

 

Kenneth McKellar, Scottish lyric tenor, died in April 2010 aged eighty-two, at the home of his daughter Jane, in Nevada, fifty yards uphill from Lake Tahoe. A much-loved singer and performing artist, he was prolific on stage, in recordings, on TV and radio, with regular programmes in both media. He made many highly successful tours abroad -- especially to the USA, Canada, Australia -- bringing misty-eyed comfort and nostalgic memories to homesick Scots. McKellar's distinctive and distinguished voice is loved all over the world, not just by Scottish expats, and admirers in English-speaking countries. His professional career lasted for exactly half a century (1947-97), between the ages of twenty and seventy...

Copyright © 9 May 2011 Robin Daniels,
UK

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Robin Daniels is a Jungian analyst in private practice, and author of Cardus: Celebrant of Beauty (Palatine Books, 2009) [read Robert Anderson's review], which is available from Carnegie (+44 (0)1524 840111). He is also author of Conversations with Menuhin; Conversations with Cardus; Conversations with Coggan; and Blackpool Football: The Authorised History.

KENNETH MCKELLAR

SCOTLAND

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