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Final whistle for Erin oboe festival

Barbirolli concludes tonight

The final of the prestigious Barbirolli International Oboe Festival and Competition takes place in Port Erin this evening.

A total of 51 competitors, from 17 different countries, took part over four stages of the competition.

It's seen as the most important of its kind for players of the woodwind instrument.

The winner will receive £4,000 plus a London recital, with a second prize of £2,000.

Tonight, three finalists will give performances at the Erin Arts Centre, followed by a prizegiving from the Lieutenant Governor, Sir Richard Gozney.

Festival co-ordinator John Bethell says it's been a great week of music, with added benefits to the local economy.

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