Leeds nostalgia: May 2000: Leeds triplets in first public concert

Triplets from Leeds were today preforming in the BBC Music Live at the White Rose Centre, Leeds. Pictured  left to right 10 year old Annabelle, Alex and Sarah Gwilliam.
Triplets from Leeds were today preforming in the BBC Music Live at the White Rose Centre, Leeds. Pictured left to right 10 year old Annabelle, Alex and Sarah Gwilliam.
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This month in 2000, the YEP’s front page carried a picture of the Gwilliam triplets, Alex, Annabelle and Sarah, who were making the news as they geared up for their first public singing performance at the White Rose Shopping Centre.

It wasn’t the first time they had been in the news - 10 years earlier they made headlines for being test-tube triplets.

Mother Jean, a singing teacher at Intake High School, said: “They have never had a singing lesson but they have a natural harmony and have sung since they were about five or six.”

The girls went to Adel Primary School and all three played musical instruments: Annabelle played guitar, Sarah the violin and Alex the flute, while younger brother Andre, seven, was learning the drums.

Parents Jean and Paul paid for IVF in London but the girls were born in Leeds.

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