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The 45th Lochaber Music Festival ended on a high note last Thursday with a closing concert at Lochaber High School.
The Lochaber High School Pipers’ Quartet and Cameron MacIsaac (who was a contender for the Premier Traditional Award on his accordion) book-ended a lively and varied selection of speech, dancing and musical items from this year’s classes, as well as the presentation of trophies.
The festival was very well supported this year, with entries for Scots piano, Scottish country dancing and adult classes especially welcomed by the organisers.
Festival chairwoman Catherine Cameron said: ‘In this area, we are extremely fortunate to retain our music education during these financially-challenging times – and we hope that, with the support of our sponsors, we can continue to celebrate Lochaber’s performing talents annually for another 45 years!’
Joan MacKintosh Trophy for Solo Piano (BeginnersElementary)
Mary MacPherson Memorial Trophy for Action Dramatised Song
Invergarry Primary 1-3.
Maureen McSherry Memorial Cup
Lily Jane Robertson.
D.C.B. Maitland Memorial Quaich for Miscellaneous Vocal Groups
Margaret Cairns Rosebowl for Solo Piano (SecondaryOpen)
Margaret Rankin Memorial Trophy for Scottish Country Dancing (18 and under).
Lochaber Music School Junior Trophy for String Solo (Under 8)
Rosemary Galer Trophy for Solo Violin or Viola (Primary)
Lochaber Music School Primary Trophy for Solo CelloDouble Bass (Primary)
Lochaber Music School Secondary Trophy for Solo ViolinViola (Secondary)
Jean Cameron Cup for Solo Cello (Secondary Age)
Russell String Duets Trophy for String Duets
Elizabeth Findlay Memorial Trophy for Scots Violin Solo (Age 17 & Under)
Isobel MacPhee Quaich for Violin Solo – Scots
Lochaber Strathspey & Reel Society Trophy for Fiddle Group (Under 18)
Na’ Fidhlearn og.
Chamber Music Groups Trophy for Strings
LMS Cello Quintet.
The Thomson Trophy for String EnsemblesOrchestras
LMS Senior String Orchestra.
Moyra M. MacGregor Memorial Trophy for Woodwind Solo (IntermediateAdvanced)
Millennium Woodwind Trophy for Woodwind Solo (Most Potential)
Silver Jubilee Trophy for Group Music Making
Invergarry Primary 4-7.
Inverlochy Primary Band.
Spean Bridge Primary 4.
J.R.G. Bruce Trophy for Brass (BeginnerElementary)
John Whyte Trophy for Brass Solo (IntermediateAdvanced)
Royal Bank of Scotland Trophy for Woodwind or Brass Ensembles
Lydia Jackson Trophy for Clarsach Solo
Lochaber Cup for Chanter (Age 10 & Under)
William MacLeod Trophy for Chanter Solo (11 & Over)
David MacGregor Cup for Bagpipe Solo (Intermediate)
Archie Kennedy Memorial Trophy for Bagpipe Solo (Age 15 & Under – March)
Alexander MacDonald Trophy for Bagpipe Solo (Age 15 & Under – Strathspey & R|eel)
James Grace Memorial Trophy for Bagpipe Solo (Age 16 to 18)
Evan MacRae Trophy for Bagpipe Solo (Piobaireachd – 1st Year)
Lochaber Piping Society Trophy for Bagpipe Solo (Piobaireachd – 2nd Year)
John MacCallum Memorial Trophy for Bagpipe Solo (Piobaireachd – Senior)
Lochaber Pipe Band Trophy for Bagpipe Solo (Jig – 18 & Under)
Alec MacDonald Memorial Trophy for Bagpipe Quartet (18 & Under)
Lochaber High Pipers.
John Tague Memorial Trophy for Accordion
Val Howland – Cairney Trophy for Solo Verse (Age 8 & Under)
Solo Verse Speaking Trophy for Aged 9 & 10
Caol Community Council Shield for Solo Verse Speaking (11 and over)
Marshall & Pearson Trophy for Choral Verse
Lundavra Primary 7.
Bible Awards for Bible Reading
Church Guilds’ Trophy for bible reading (Primary 1-3)
Lochaber Burns Club Trophy for Burn’s Poetry
Lochaber Burns Club awards
Lochaber Young Musician of the Year Junior Trophy
Lochaber Young Musician of the Year Senior Trophy
Premier Scots Traditional Award
Premier Junior Vocal Award
Lily Jane Robertson.
Premier Adult Vocal Award
Premier Instrumental Award
John MacDonald Memorial Trophy for Choirs – Primary Age
Coisir ban Sgoil Gaelic.
Kilmallie Country Dance Club Trophy for Endeavour for Age 18 & Under
David C.B. Maitland Award for Piano (Sonata, Scots and Duets)