Fun for all ages but tough de­ci­sions for ad­ju­di­ca­tors

Argyllshire Advertiser - - MUSIC FESTIVAL -

THE AU­DI­ENCE at this year’s Mid Ar­gyll Mu­sic Fes­ti­val wit­nessed some of the best tal­ent the re­gion has to of­fer.

Kick­ing off on Satur­day March 17, the fes­ti­val was a week of mu­si­cal fun for all ages, with pri­mary one to three chil­dren get­ting the chance to be in­volved in a non-com­pet­i­tive set­ting. Fes­ti­val ad­ju­di­ca­tors Luis Al­lan, Joy Dun­lop, David Hoult and Sheila Kent had many tough de­ci­sions through­out the week with con­sis­tently high per­for­mances across all ses­sions.

The event was metic­u­lously or­gan­ised by the fes­ti­val com­mit­tee, en­sur­ing all ses­sions ran on time and each had ap­pro­pri­ate si­lence for their per­for­mances.

Fes­ti­val ad­min­is­tra­tor Sheila McCal­lum said: ‘The fes­ti­val was hugely suc­cess­ful, de­spite the num­bers be­ing down. The au­di­ence was ap­pre­cia­tive of all the per­for­mances.

The fes­ti­val re­ceived lav­ish praise from the ad­ju­di­ca­tors on how well it was or­gan­ised and I would like to say a huge thank you to all of the com­mit­tee led by Martin Gor­ringe for all their hard work.’

More from the mu­sic fes­ti­val on page 13.

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Songs from the shows ju­nior win­ners, left to right: Alis­tair Cup­ples, Eve Maxwell, Han­nah Black and Rhona Love.

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Eve Maxwell, Alis­tair Cup­ples and Holly Ren­ton who placed in the se­condary school years four-tosix vo­cal solo.

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Left to right: Fiona Cup­ples, Ann McMil­lan and Shona Keith who placed in the songs from the shows se­nior class.

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In­ter­me­di­ate pi­ano duet win­ners Ruth Neville and Bea Camp­bell won the Mel­drum House Shield with a mark of 87.

Ben Mad­dox won the Smiddy Bistro Tro­phy for his per­for­mance in the pi­ano solo open.

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James Urquhart won the Port­sonachan Play­ers Quiach with 85 marks for his per­for­mance in the pi­ano solo sonata.

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