13-year-old Claire Dickson's love for singing showed itself early on. When she was six months old, she could be heard humming strands of Happy Birthday. At 18 months, it was the Brylcreem jingle, which she picked up from a play her older siblings were performing in. She went on to sing in several choruses, and did her first public solo at the age of three. At five, she opened for the Von Trapp Children at the venerable Club Passim, performing Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, Over the Rainbow, and singer-songwriter Oen Kennedy's Loon Song. At eight, she appeared in the Reagle Players' Sound of Music alongside Sarah Pfisterer and John Davidson
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