Music festival hits the high notes

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Kintyre’s young musicians pulled out all the stops and delivered a spectacular cup-winners’ concert following a week of competitions.

Family and friends of the Kintyre Music Festival entrants, as well as coaches, conductors and teachers, gathered in the Lorne and Lowland church last Saturday night to hear the winners of each competition perform.

The festival, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Campbeltown, in association with Campbeltown Motor Company, M Carmichael, CS Wind UK, Kintyre Motors, R Grant Logan, J Martin Supplies, D McNair and Son, Mull of Kintyre Seatours, Stewart Balfour and Sutherland, Westwards Veterinary Practice and Wyvex Media, took place during the week prior to the concert.

The children, aged from playgroup to S6, dazzled in various woodwind, brass, string, percussion and vocal contests, across multiple venues.

The winners of each section performed once again at the cup-winners’ concert, before receiving their much-deserved prizes.

The winners were: band, Campbeltown Brass; P5 and under vocal solo, Hannah Millar; snare drumming, Darren Brown; grades 1-5 keyboard, Grace McTaggart; S4-6 vocal solo, Bethany Kelly; electric guitar, Owen Pickering; primary ensembles, Campbeltown Brass A; rural choir, Drumlemble Primary School; stick and pad, Owen Reid; primary woodwind, Holly Helbert; P6 and P7 vocal solo, Iona Renton; primary chanter, Ewan O’May; grades 6-8 keyboard, Suen Yee Walker; primary folk music, Castlehill Folk Four; brass solo, Amy Paterson; classroom recorder, Iona Renton; S1-3 vocal solo, Ruairidh Wallace; primary brass, Andrew Colville; vocal duet, Iona Renton and Amy Ross; vocal recital, Bethany Kelly; secondary ensembles, Campbeltown Brass C; piano duet, Grace McTaggart and Iona Renton; town primary choirs, Castlehill Primary School; violin solo, Amy Paterson; Highland bagpipe, Ross Conner.