New members for folk singers

Following auditions last month, the Cayman Islands Folk Singers group has seven new members. 

The group held its first rehearsal of the season last week, where the new singers and guitarist tried out their musical talent alongside new colleagues. 

“I’m happy to announce the addition of six talented new vocalists and a guitarist who is also very experienced in playing the harmonica, which is a sound we have never had. It will be exciting to see how audiences receive the group’s new dynamic,” the group’s musical director, Robin Tayman, said in a press release issued by the Cayman National Cultural Foundation. 

Festive season preparations 

With the addition of the new members, the Cayman Islands Folk Singers is now 30 strong – all ready to start preparing for the upcoming festive season, said Lorna Bush, manager of the group. 

“We are booked for a number of private events during this season, but we are most excited that the public will have an opportunity to catch our performance at this year’s Pink Ladies Christmas Bazaar,” on Nov. 28, at the ARC in Camana Bay, she said. 

Ms. Bush invited everyone to attend the event and listen to the group, who she described as being “storytellers who sing well.” 

The Cayman Islands Folk Singers at their first rehearsal with their new members last week.


Six of the new members of the Cayman Islands Folk Singers are, from left, Dennom Bodden, Dorcas Watson, Krysten Martin, Marcia Cornale, Teresa Echenique-Bowen and Patrice Beersingh, with musical director Robin Tayman and manager Lorna Bush. Missing from the photo is the seventh new member, Chelsea Blake.