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Judith Ley's daily round up of the news and results from the annual Manx Music Festival.

Today at the Guild Manx Radio

    • Society & Culture

Judith Ley's daily round up of the news and results from the annual Manx Music Festival.

    2023 - THIS YEAR AT THE GUILD

    2023 - THIS YEAR AT THE GUILD

    We look back at the 2023 Manx Music Festival - The Guild - with a selection of class-winning performances. As you might imagine, there's music (and conversations) with Penny Lavery and Debbie Gooding - winners of the Sheffield Plate and Cleveland Medal respectively, as well as song, spoken word and instrumental music from :
    Gareth Moore, Rushen Silver Band with soloist Ellie Matthews, Peel Clothworkers Community Choir, Finn Franklin, Richard Corlett, Yo Yo Li, Manx Voices, Sarah Qualtrough, Stage One Drama School, Terry Qualtrough, Aalish Kilgallon, Esther Kilgallon, The Ballacottier Boys Choir, Graham Crowe, and The Shimmerelles.
    And if listening to this has inspired you to enter - the syllabus is out now - free of charge copies are in many Island stores - or visit the website - www.manxmusicfestival.org

    • 56 min
    TODAY AT THE GUILD - FOR THE LAST TIME IN 2023

    TODAY AT THE GUILD - FOR THE LAST TIME IN 2023

    In this final programme for the 2023 Manx Music, Speech and Dance Festival, we ask - why do we call it The Guild?
    Teacher Kristene Sutcliffe takes us along the road from syllabus to actually standing on the stage, and adds a few wise words about the value of the Guild for young people;
    Adjudicator Luise Horrocks shares some thoughts on what she looks for in a successful performer; 'then and now' compares performances from William Shooter - when he won the Sheffield Plate in 2015, and in 2023 with a song from the musicals which required very different vocal and acting skills;
    we delve into the archives to listen to Mrs Anne Minay, when she visited the Island in 2013, talking about her amazingly musical family, and a last word from Shirley - no Guild would be complete without the friendly face of Mrs Shirley Savage, on duty at the doors to the Royal Hall - technically a member of the Villa Marina staff, but actually at the very heart of the Festival 'family' !

    • 25 min
    TODAY AT THE GUILD - FRIDAY 28 APRIL 2023

    TODAY AT THE GUILD - FRIDAY 28 APRIL 2023

    This podcast features :
    Hannah Clinton, winner of Songs from the Shows (Adult Class) singing Astonishing from Little Women
    Richard Corlett, winner of the Music Hall or Comic Song singing The Isle of Man
    Danielle Bridson, winner of the Popular Song Class (Adult) singing I Have Nothing. Danielle accompanies herself on piano.
    Winner of The 2023 Sheffield Plate - Penny Lavery singing Shiny accompanied by Madeline ~Kelly
    Penny Lavery's winning performance in the Poem by a Manx Author Class.
    Penny is reciting Crogga Hollow by Pam Crowe
    A fine performance of a comic song from 90-year-old Arthur Cowley - the song is The Farmer and Arthur is accompanied by Wendy McDowell
    Ballacottier Primary School Mixed Choir (ages 8 - 11) conducted by Katie Lawrence sing Whenever The Wind Is High (part of their class-winning performance)
    Buchan School Choir came second in the Primary School Mixed Choir Class, singing All I Need To Know
    Another spoken word class-winner - John Cashen, with Knowing Our Place by Annie Kissack
    Ballacottier Primary were winners of the Gaelic Choir class - here they're singing Tehi Tegi composed by David Kilgallon, who is also one of The Guild's official accompanists.
    Richard Costain took second place in the Popular Song class - accompanying himself on piano, he sang Stay.

    • 55 min
    TODAY AT THE GUILD - WEDNESDAY 26 APRIL 2023

    TODAY AT THE GUILD - WEDNESDAY 26 APRIL 2023

    This podcast features :-
    Class JS11 - Songs from the Musicals for 14-18 year olds
    Maddie Wood - Gimme Gimme from Cabaret
    Eve Puzzar - Maybe This Time from Cabaret
    William Shooter - Tell My Father from The Civil War
    Class D24 - Spoken Word
    The Cats Protection League - Finn Franklin's class-winning performance of Roger McGough's poem
    Class SG5
    Winners - The Shimmerelles - You'll Never Walk Alone
    Class SG6
    Winner - The Shimmers - A Thousand Years
    Qualifiers for the Cleveland Medal Test:
    Debbie Gooding singing Nocturne
    Ruth Tickle singing If I .....
    Angela Stewart singing Foxgloves
    Karen Elliot singing Holiday in Heaven
    SC1c - Class winning harp playing by Aalish Kilgallon - Glenbervie composed by Rachel Hair

    • 53 min
    TODAY AT THE GUILD - TUESDAY 25 APRIL 2023

    TODAY AT THE GUILD - TUESDAY 25 APRIL 2023

    Today at The Guild - Tuesday 25 April 2023 features the following performances :-
    Manx Concert Brass - For the Love of a Princess (from Braveheart) - part of their concert performance in Class B10
    Cara Rowles - winner of Girls Solo Years 3 & 4 - Class JS5
    Lowenna Joughin - winner of Girls Solo Years 5 & 6 - Class JS6
    Kath Blackburn and Wendy McDowell - Winners of the Adult Piano Duet Class
    Helen Furner and Nicola O'Connor - Winners of the Ladies Voice Duet Class SG1 singing Shenandoah
    Simon Bampton - Winner of Class S13a - Victorian or Edwardian Ballad (Adult class)
    Glenfaba Ladies Ensemble - 2nd place in the Vocal Ensemble Class SG10
    Neil Taverner and Debbie Gooding - Winners of the Mixed Voice Duet Class SG3 singing 'Sure On This Shining Night' by Morten Laurisden
    Jane Corkill and Ruth Tickle - Winners of the Operatic Duet Class SG4 singing The Flower Duet from Lakme by Delibes
    Lisa Martin - Winner of Class P16 Piano Solo - Year 11 and over - playing Pink Minor by Madeline Doing
    Chris Callow - Winner of the Intermediate Organ Class playing Praeludium from Cathedral Suite by Gordon Young, on the organ of St Thomas' Church in Douglas
    DON'T FORGET to take a look at our Guild videos - find them on Facebook - Facebook.com/Manx Radio or look at Manx Radio's YouTube channel - there's lots of them!!

    • 55 min
    TODAY AT THE GUILD - MONDAY 24 APRIL 2023

    TODAY AT THE GUILD - MONDAY 24 APRIL 2023

    Featured in the programme broadcast at 9pm on Monday 24 April :-
    Gareth Moore (winner of the Advanced Organ Class) plays the British Legion March on the organ at St Thomas' Church, Douglas
    Coraaghyn Vannin (Manx Voices) sing 'What a Wonderful World' - winners of the adult Vocal Ensemble Class SG10 - Conductor Angela Stewart
    Rushen Silver Band with soloist James Kinley play Stardust - part of their winning performance in the Brass Band Concert Class
    Hannah Clinton sings 'Johnny' from Britten's Cabaret Songs - winner of Class S14 Vocal Solo for ages 16 - 26
    8-year old pianist Yoyo Li plays 'T-Rex Hungry' - winner of Class P109(a) with 91 marks!
    Benjamin Dealtry, winner of piano Class P7 - he's the grandson of famous entertainer and Guild accompanist for many years - Marilyn Cannell!
    Lon Dhoo Male Voice Choir sing Joshua in the Vocal Ensemble Class
    Rushen Silver Band play 'On The Track' featuring Ellie Mathews who won the award for the Best Soloist (xylophone)
    Lyla King (winner of the 2022 Sheffield Plate) wins Class JS4 - Girls Solo ages 6 & 7 - which means she will be in the Sheffield Plate final again this year!
    Scott Mackie - winner of Brass Solo Adult class B4 with 93 marks
    Onchan Silver Band - winning performance in Class B11 with 91 marks for the March - Red Shield
    DON'T FORGET to take a look at our Guild videos - find them on Facebook - Facebook.com/Manx Radio or look at Manx Radio's YouTube channel - there's lots of them!!

    • 58 min

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