TMSA Traditional Music & Song Association of Scotland

Competitions Day Results Saturday 20 March 2010

A great community based event which created the perfect atmosphere for a successful day.

On Saturday the Aberdeen Branch of the Traditional Music and Song Association held its annual competitions day for traditional music and song, at Queens Cross Church halls on Albyn Place. With around 100 entries for the various competitions from, all age groups, a most enjoyable day was had by all, whether competing or being part of the audience. This year saw the re-establishment of a link with the City Council when the Lord Provost, Peter Stephen came along on the day and presented the Scott Skinner Rose Bowl trophy and medal to the winner of the Senior Fiddle Competition. In 1988, the City Council gifted the Rose Bowl to the Aberdeen Alternative Festival and when this festival was wound up, the Aberdeen Branch took over the running of the competitions day and have run it in March each year since 2000. The day was finished off with an evening ceilidh which was much enjoyed by all.

Junior Fiddle Stuart Davidson
Intermediate Fiddle George Davidson
Senior Fiddle Ann Nicol
Junior Scots Verse Annie Lennox
Senior Scots Verse Russell Taylor
Junior Accordion Gregor Allan
Mouth Organ William Clark
Melodeon Ian Russell
Senior Tin Whistle Lorna Edward
Instrumental Groups The Forsyths
Tune Writing Donald McLellan
Song Writing Ian Pirie
Diddling Ian Russell
Junior Bothy Ballad Eoin Taylor
Ladies Bothy Ballad Moira Stewart
Mens Bothy Ballad Graham White
Junior Traditional Song Cait Lennox
Ladies Traditional Song Natalie Chalmers
Mens Traditional Song Russell Taylor
Freestyle Singing Cait, Annie and Jill Lennox
Sea Shanty/Work Song Russell Taylor
Greig Duncan Folk Song Collection for best adult Novice Sarah Walker