Nell Hannah was born at Turriff, Aberdeenshire, Scotland in 1920. Her father, Joseph Josephs was a trawlerman of Welsh and Australian parentage and her mother, Nellie Young worked as a dairymaid for MacTerry of Fyvie becoming well known as the lassie who milked the famous ‘Turra Coo.’
Nell recorded her first album “Nell Hannah and Friends” in 1993 and since then has three more albums under her belt and a fourth on the way at age 87. As she says in the title of one of her albums “It’s never too late!”
In 1999 Nell recieved an award for the Year of the Older Person from Perth and Kinross Council but the highlight of her career was being asked to switch on the Christmas lights in Perth City in the same year.
Nell recently celebrated her 90th birthday and remains very much ‘young at heart’.
Join Nell on Ciaran Dorris’ Sunday Session from 5.00-7.00pm this Sunday.