On Friday the 1st of March Inverness Music Festival kicked off at Eden Court. Clarsach competitions were adjudicated by the fantastic Susanne Llyody-Jones, well done to all participants. Competitions and winners are as follows:
On Friday 1st 8 children competed in the Solo Clarsach categories. Grace Scott (Barbaraville) won elementary. Martha Bauld, Ciara MacDonald and Louise Fotheringham also competed in elementary.
Isabella Sommerville (Inverness) won intermediate. Lucy Robertson also was in the intermediate category. Isabella won the overall quaich (Soroptimists International of Inverness Quaich).
Isy MacLean from Skye won the advanced and the open category (Coisir Nan Teud Trophy). Amy Watson also competed in the open category.
On Saturday, Isabella won the Scottish Traditional Performance solo (Menzies Shield) with her Gaelic singing with clarsach accompaniment, which earned her a place in the premier competition.
Also on Saturday, tutor Cheyenne Brown took a group of 10 pupils in for the open Scottish Trad Band category, and won the Sheila & Roddie Urquhart Quaich. They performed under the title of “Inverness Clarsachs”. The harpists involved were Robert Ciastko, Valerie Saunders, Kathleen Keir, Ruth Clark, Shona Pottinger, Jane Parkinson, Isabella Sommerville, Amy Watson, Ciara MacDonald, Eilidh Thom alongside Cheyenne.
Well done to Cheyenne for all her hard work!
Inverness Clarsachs Performing at the music festival.