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“Claudine can really cook on mandolin and flat picked tenor banjo, and her lead and harmony vocals were a highlight. ”
— Boston Globe
Claudine is best know as a member of Touchstone,Triona NiDhomhnaill(Bothy Band)’s award winning Celtic/Appalachian fusion band that toured in the 1980s. More recently, she was mandolin player in The Fiddletree ensemble, a group of musicians from Scotland, Ireland, Canada and the US, led by Cape Bretoner Otis Tomas, who wrote the title track of Touchstone’s first album, The New Land. The Fiddletree played at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow Scotland as part of the 2015 Celtic Connections Festival, and also played at Celtic Colours Festival in Cape Breton Nova Scotia. (For the fascinating story of how Otis Tomas created a family of instruments from the mighty maple he named The Fiddletree, see www.fiddletree.com) Claudine has been a featured performer on Fiona Ritchie’s radio show Thistle and Shamrock (you can hear the show on Claudine’s website claudinelangille.com) and has been played on Brian O’Donovan’s Celtic Sojourns show. She currently plays with Vermont's rockin' Celtic band Gypsy Reel and teaches at Connecticut Academy of Irish Music and privately.
At a recent live radio performance at WCOM Carrboro/Chapel Hill NC, host Art Menius introduced Claudine as "a member of the legendary and well missed Touchstone, which is one of the most prominent American Irish music ensembles of all time. Made us proud here, they ruled here in the 1980s."