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Shetland Young Fiddler of the Year 2015, 30/04/15 [S]

Motion lodged before the Scottish Parliament on 30 April 2015 by Tavish Scott (LD) on Shetland Young Fiddler of the Year 2015. The full text of the motion reads:

hat the Parliament congratulates Bryden Priest from Uyeasound, on winning the title of Shetland’s Young Fiddler of the Year 2015; further congratulates Jasmin Smith from Bigton, on being recognised as the Traditional Young Fiddler of the Year and the Junior Young Fiddler of the Year, Ashleigh Jarmson from Lerwick, the Junior Traditional Fiddler of the Year, Emma Leask from Gulberwick and George Spence from Uyeasound, who won the Intermediate Young Fiddler of the Year and Traditional Intermediate Young Fiddler of the Year titles; understands that all five, who are from right across the islands, faced keen competition from some 100 others aged from seven to 16; recognises what it considers the key role of the judges, Peter Gear, Maurice Henderson and Catriona Macdonald, who had the pleasurable but challenging task of listening to 272 tunes played over two days, and considers that the success again of the competition, together with the high numbers of entrants, shows that the future of Shetland’s traditional fiddle music is in very safe hands.

For full details see the Scottish Parliament Business Bulletin 30 April 2015 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further information

Scottish Parliament Business Bulletin 30 April 2015