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Tuesday 25th April 2017 - Today at The Guild

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Arthur Cowley - Winner of the Folk Song class with a wistful tale of 'Pot Pies and Puddens', Arthur - accompanied by Wendy McDowell - was awarded 89 marks.

Ramsey Grammar School String Ensemble - Rondo in G by Mozart - part of their winning performance which earned them 88 marks.

Sophie Hindson - winner of Girls Solo Voice class for Year 5 with 89 marks  - singing 'Red Top Knots' - a traditional Manx song.

Lindi Nyoni singing 'Sing Soft and Low' - another traditional Manx song. This one was written by Miss M.L. Wood - founder of the Manx Music Festival.  Nyoni won the Girls Solo Voice class for Year 4 with 88 marks.

Sophie and Lindi are two of the nine solo voice class winners who will compete for the Sheffield Plate - the Festival's highest award for the best young voice.

The Sheffield Plate competition will be in the Royal Hall on Friday night at 6pm.

The Laxey Handbells - 90 marks and a class win - no wonder they're 'Walking In The Air'!

A Trio of Manx Voices with Duke Ellington's 'It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing' - Vocal Trio class winners with  86 marks.

Evan Darroch won the Boys Treble Solo class for Years 5 and 6 with 89, for his singing of The King of the Sea - another traditional Manx song.

Evie Skillicorn sang 'Brown Berry' - another traditional Manx song - and won her Girls Solo Voice class for Year 6 with 89 marks.

Evan and Evie will also compete for the Sheffield Plate on Friday at 6pm.

As she prepares to leave, Adjudicator Liz Childs reflects on her impressions of The Guild.

A first chance to hear three of the six voices which will compete for this year's Cleveland Medal - the highest award which the Guild has to offer the adult singers. Each has won the Special Solo Voice class for their particular voice type.

Special Soprano winner - Ruth Tickle singing "At The Well" by H. Hageman.

Special Bass winner - Paul Costain singing an aria from The Marriage of Figaro.

Special Contralto winner - Jane Mayne with a medley of "Sabbath Morning at Sea" by Elgar and an aria from Ascanio in Alba by Mozart.

The Cleveland Medal competition will be in the Royal Hall in the Villa Marina on Friday night.

Manx Voices Dreamers - winners of the Quartet class with 89 marks with a novelty version of "Mr Sandman". This was a costumed performance - nightwear, hair rollers and hot water bottles!

Ruth Tickle (Blog Post Size)

Ruth Tickle

Jane Mayne (Blog Post Size)

Jane Mayne and Christine Bregazzi

Paul Costain (Blog Pic Size)

Paul Costain (centre) with Graham Kirkland and Bryan Husband

All photos courtesy of the Manx Music Festival Facebook page.

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