Wee Paper helps find young talent
THE Wee Paper helped discover young musical talent last week, writes Sally Gillespie.
For Selkirk winners of the vocals section of the local Rotary Club’s Young Musician of the Year competition, Darren Knox and Lewis Hyslop, only entered after seeing last week’s story about last Friday’s contest.
Organiser Edith Scott said: “We usually send forms to tutors and we had put up a poster at the school, but Darren and Lewis hadn’t seen it. They didn’t know anything about the competition until they saw it in The Wee Paper – it’s the power of The Wee Paper!”
The talented singers were first and second in the vocals competition, while Selkirk piano teacher Rod Ward’s pupil Katy Watters, pictured centre, from near Darnick, was first in the musical section, playing piano. The competition at the High School attracted nine entrants, down two from the expected 11 because of the bad weather last Friday.
Edith said: “We were really pleased because not a lot of clubs in the Borders run the young musician competition because they are not able to get people to come along.”
The winners now compete against other club winners from the wider Borders – from Eyemouth to Biggar – in the zone final, which will be held at Selkirk High School on February 15.
“The numbers there depend on how many clubs have run the competition,” said Edith.
And the musicians winning the zone will compete in the district grand final in Edinburgh in March.
Chief adjudicator on Friday was Jim Marshall.
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