Fan­tas­tic day for young mu­si­cians

Argyllshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

Two young folk bands from Tar­bert came first and sec­ond in the un­der-13s folk group com­pe­ti­tion at the Oban Pro­vin­cial Mòd on Friday and Saturday, June 8 and 9.

Mem­bers of both groups also came first and sec­ond in solo and duet com­pe­ti­tions.

Na Smeòraich, four young girls aged eight, nine and 10, won the cov­eted first place, gain­ing high mu­sic and Gaelic scores. And Ceòl Beag, five young­sters aged six, seven and eight, came sec­ond, with the Gaelic ad­ju­di­ca­tor say­ing one of their songs was the best in the com­pe­ti­tion.

Ceòl Beag pi­anist Bella Derevyankin also came first in the five to six years Gaelic learner solo song com­pe­ti­tion, with the Gaelic ad­ju­di­ca­tor im­pressed by her ‘fault-free Gaelic per­for­mance’, while older sis­ter Daria, the Na Smeòraich fid­dle player, won the be­gin­ners’ fid­dle com- pe­ti­tion. Two Na Smeòraich mem­bers, Aimee Bur­nett and Daria Derevyankin, came sec­ond in the Gaelic learner vo­cal duet com­pe­ti­tion.

Eilidh Gra­ham from Sil­ver­craigs near Lochgilp­head won first place in 13-15 years own choice singing Chi Mi Na Morb­heanna and third in 13-15 years girls’ solo

singing Mo ghaol air Mar­cas Latharna.

Eilidh was de­lighted with the re­sult, as was her tu­tor Chris­tine John­ston.

Holly and Fe­or­lin Ren­ton from In­ver­aray gained gold badges in their solo com­pe­ti­tions, with Fe­or­lin team­ing up with an­other In­ver­aray lass, Rosie Blyth, to win their first mod duet com­pe­ti­tion.

Holly also teamed up with Lochgilp­head's Tie­gan Hol­royd. They were the only duet en­try in their cat­e­gory and sang beau­ti­fully, re­ceiv­ing an ex­cel­lent ad­ju­di­ca­tion.

Left to right – Ceòl Beag: Ai­den McBride, Calum MacNeill, Annie Jack­son-McIn­tyre, Bella Derevyankin and Noah Daw­ton.

Rosie Blyth and Fe­or­lin Ren­ton.

Left to right – Na Smeòraich: Siri Daw­ton, Kaja Pat­u­raj, Daria Derevyankin and Aimee Bur­nett.

Eilidh Gra­ham.

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