Performing Artists with Carrick Connections
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Sheona White was born in Maybole and began to play the tenor horn at the age of ten. Sheona showed a prodigious talent at an early age, becoming the "Junior National Solo Champion of Scotland" and was appointed Principal Horn of the National Youth Brass Band of Scotland. She has been Principal Horn for over five years with the Yorkshire Building Society Band, a winner of the European, All England Masters Championship.  She has since made numerous broadcasts and frequently appears as guest soloist and tutor with brass bands world wide. Click on the following link for  more about Sheona White and her position on the faculty of Avalon Brass Band and Percussion Camp.  See also this recording by Sheona White, The Voice of the Tenor Horn. and a performance photo.


Lauren Kennedy, a descendant of William Kennedy, has the role of Nellie Forbush in South Pacific at the Royal National Theatre in London.  Ms. Kennedy's ancestor, who was born at Culzean on 5-1-1690 and lived at Kilhenzie, came to America (eastern North Carolina) to acquire farm land about 1710.  Lauren Kennedy was born in Raleigh, North Carolina in 1973 and has been a professional actress for about 10 years.  For more details go to: or