IRISH singer and cellist Naomi Berrill will add her name to the growing list of top-drawer musicians to have played at the Mackintosh Club in Helensburgh next week.

Naomi, a former student at the RSAMD (now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) in Glasgow, will perform at the club in Sinclair Street alongside singer-songwriter Chris Yendell on Thursday, August 30 at 7.30pm.

Currently based in Florence, where she works as a freelance musician, Naomi has worked with cellists Mario Brunello and Giovanni Sollima, the New York City Ballet, the Irish contemporary Crash Ensemble and choreographer Virgilio Sieni to name a few

Her first solo album of arrangements for voice and cello ‘From the Ground’ was released in January 2015 to wide acclaim, while her latest album, ‘To The Sky’, has been presented at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence.

Chris, who grew up in Rhu, last played at the ‘Mack Club’ in June 2017 as one half of the ‘acoustic indie folk’ duo Evering, alongside Dawn Coulshed.

Chris, who learned to play the guitar under local teacher Jim Yuill, and Dawn are now based in London, but on learning through the Advertiser of the Mackintosh Club’s renaissance he couldn’t wait to return home and see it, and playing in it, for himself.

Tickets for their Helensburgh concert next week are available direct from the Mackintosh Club on 01436 674375 or online at