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Beautiful harmonies and imaginative arrangements of classic Scottish and Celtic songs are the hallmarks of The DramBeauties.
The "old sangs"...the ones that grandmothers taught their granddaughters about The Isle of Skye, Bonnie Prince Charlie and other interesting characters and legendary places are the songs The DramBeauties love to sing. They take these much loved and much sung songs and make them their own. Due in large part to the extensive choral background of each member, their voices blend together beautifully....and it was an interesting twist of fate or bit o' luck that brought them together!
They met two years ago in Harlingen, Texas at the annual Burns' Night Supper. This annual gathering of the MacLeods always ends with a ceilidh, and that evening as they sang until the wee hours of the morning, while sipping glasses of Drambuie, The DramBeauties were born... they even named the group that very night!
The two years that followed that fateful evening have been busy ones, for although it was obvious from the start that their voices blended well, it was also obvious that much work was needed! This has not been an easy task since Sarah lives in Boston, and Muffee and Jackie live in Texas! However, love of the music and a desire to perform it well has spurred them on to keep a regular rehearsal schedule.
To date The DramBeauties have performed at venues in Texas, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Virginia, and Scotland, and are currently preparing for the recording of their first C.D. "Crossroads" which will be released soon.
If you are reading this and you are on the Entertainment Committee of a Highland Game, Celtic Festival, or Burns' Night Supper we hope that you will consider booking The DramBeauties for your next event.....you won't be disappointed!
|| Sarah MacLeod...|
The youngest of three children, Sarah was born into a Navy family, so traveling has always been in her blood. Growing up hearing stories about The MacLeods and Dunvegan, she made her first trip to Scotland at the age of 17 and was captivated by the "Tangle o' The Isles". In the years that followed, she has made so many trips back that she lost count at somewhere around 30... (of course, it helps that she lived in the north of England for 2 years, and has been a travel agent for 15 years, both of which have afforded many opportunities not available to most folks...).
Always interested in music, she took guitar lessons in grammar school and began singing in church choirs at the age of 11, an involvement that continues to this day. In addition, she sang with the University Chorale of Boston College for 6 years and the Durham (England) Choral Society for 1 year. She is an ongoing member of the annual ad hoc choir for the N.E. Jesuit Province Ordination ceremony, and is currently singing with the Dedham (MA) Choral Society.
Over the years, she has been a featured and well-loved performer at countless MacLeod events in the USA, Canada, and Scotland.
What's there to say about Muffee? She's sweet; she's talented, she's cute!!
Born an Air Force brat in Chicago, Illinios, she spent most of her early years traveling and living in several states; mostly in the Great Lakes region.
As an adult she continued that wanderlust tradition by settling down for various lengths of time in Seattle, New York, Miami, Italy, and Greece.
She now lives near Galveston, and (other than the Isle of Skye) she calls Texas "home."
A "shower singer" since the day she was born, she has been involved with music her whole life. She has sung with several choirs, the most recent being the Mainland Chorale in South Texas.
At this point in her life, she prefers to be known as just "Muffee" - she says, "if it's good enough for Sting and Madonna, it's good enough for me!"
It was through her involvement with the Clan MacLeod Society that she met Sarah and Jackie. "The rest," as they say, "is history---"
|Jackie Cambron Sears|
When Jackie was a child she knew EXACTLY what she wanted to be when she grew up.... a Singer and/or an Archaeologist!
Music and history have been her lifelong interests, and it was the exploration of her personal history that led to an involvement in Scottish activities. The discovery that her surname "Cambron" is an ancient variation of "Cameron" eventually led her to at first joining and later becoming President of The Red River Branch of Clan Cameron.
At one time Jackie thought she would pursue a career in Opera, but all that changed when she began to study and appreciate the music of the Celts. She knew that she was on the right "life path" when she performed for the first time in Scotland---to a very appreciative audience. She thought if she could perform Scottish songs in Scotland and not be booed off the stage, that maybe she had something!
In the last ten years, she has been a member of three Celtic music bands, and has performed at many Highland Games, Celtic Festivals, and Burns' Night Suppers as a solo entertainer. Never happier than when she's working with other people, The DramBeauties has proved to be an excellent vehicle for her talents.
Jackie's connection to Clan MacLeod is through her husband Larry Sears, who is currently serving as a Regional Vice President of Clan MacLeod.