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UK Championships 2017

UK Results


What a great weekend it was atmospheric, friendly, and full of wonderful music from all who attended.
A wonderful Ceilidh on Saturday evening with the band Highland Fling under the helm of NAO Hon Vice President Graham Laurie – with a superb performance by 2016 CIA and CMA Junior Variety prize-winners Alexander Bodell and the Traditional Irish group “Slane Traditional Grupai Cheoil”

The Jury who donated their service throughout the festival included Alistair Gillespie, Gerry Kelly, Karolyn Broadhead, Douglas Ward, Larysa Bodell, Graham Laurie, and Alexander Bodell were busy with nearly 200 competitors and competitions being held in three venues throughout the weekend.

Outstanding competition successes included International Senior and Junior winners Roseanna Bodell and Madison Doherty (Ireland). Roseanna also successfully defended her 17 & under “Bell Trophy” Solo and was awarded the highest Mark of the festival for her performance in the Junior Virtuoso Variety. Other excellent performances were given by the young players Clelland (11 years) and Inver Shand (9 years) as well as the Brian Laurie Paisley Academy Orchestra.

At the Organisation’s Annual General meeting – the Governors unanimously elected Alistair Gillespie as a new NAO Honorary Vice President. Also, honoured during the festival with the NAO Merit Award was renowned Teacher and Musical Director Harry Hinchcliffe for his devoted service to the accordion spanning over 30 years!