Marie Dare (1902-1976) was a composer and cellist born in Newport on Tay. She studied at the Guildhall School of Music and became well known as a cello soloist, playing at the Victory Concert at the Royal Albert Hall at the end of WW1 when she was still a teenager. She later moved to Paris to study cello and composition further. In WW2 she served in the Women's Royal Naval Service, after which she became the principal cellist of the Reid Orchestra, Edinburgh. Her music is idiomatic and relalively conservative, including choral, chamber and some orchestral works.
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