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Our final report from the Manx Music, Speech and Dance Festival - broadcast on Manx Radio between 9pm and Midnight on Sunday 29 April 2018  - includes the 2018 Sheffield Plate competition in full - a chance to hear ten really special young voices, plus lots of highlights from The Festival’s Finest closing night concert - and a few little extra gems too!  

The programme on Sunday 29 April featured the following (please note that the list below is not necessarily the order in which the pieces are played in the programme):

THE SHEFFIELD PLATE 2018 FINALISTS :

JOSHUA MOONEY

ANNA TAMAROVA

ZAC COLLIGON

KENDRA METCALF

EVAN DARROCH (WINNER)

DAISY QUINN

NATHAN JONES

GWEN THORNTON

ERIN LOACH

LOIS MOONEY

ALLAN WILCOCKS - special performance of ‘Some Enchanted Evening’  in the Festival’s Finest concert, exactly 50 years since he won the last of his 4 Cleveland Medals (in 1968)

RUTH TICKLE accompanied by GARETH MOORE singing ‘CONTENT TO BE BEHIND ME’

MANX CONCERT BRASS QUARTET ‘A’ - with two Latin American Dances

AMELIA CORRIS recites her class-winning poem ‘STAR TURN’

ORRY WILSON with a class-winning Manx Dialect Poem by Cushag

JOHN CASHEN (Grandfather of Orry Wilson) with another class-winning Manx Dialect Poem by Cushag  - ‘CALLING OF THE NAME’

TALYA GIULIANI - winner of the Spoken Word for Year 2 recites her poem ‘THE SNOWMAN’

BALLACOTTIER SCHOOL JUNIORS - Winners of the Action Song Class with ‘Rhythm of Life’ accompanied by Gareth Moore

MADELINE KELLY plays LITTLE BIRD - her entry in the Composition Class

THE PLATFORM THEATRE GROUP - winners of the Vocal Ensemble class for up to Year 13 performing ‘True Colours’

MANX VOICES - Ellan Vannin

PAUL COSTAIN (Cleveland Medal Winner 2018) sings ‘If I Were A Rich Man’

EMILY COATES - winner of the Operatic Solo Class, sings The Embroidery Aria from Peter Grimes, accompanied by Madeline Kelly

MARILYN CANNELL sings ‘I Took My Harp To The Party’ accompanied by Gareth Moore - her winning song in the Music Hall and Comedy Song class

XENAKIS SINGERS from Ballakermeen High School - winners of the Concert Class for up to Year 13 - singing ‘Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man’ - the first song in their short concert

A quartet of young singers from SING UP perform ‘Little People’ from Les Miserables

SOPHIE KILLEY - winner of the General Vocal Solo, sings ‘Ching A Ring Chaw’ by Copeland accompanied by Graham Kirkland

THE BIRD AND THE BEARDS - winners of the Adult Covers Class in the Battle of the Bands - opened The Festival’s Finest concert with their version of ‘Somebody to Love’ by Queen