Gaelic choirs get the 2023 festival off to a spirited start

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Aberfeldy Gaelic Choir are awarded the Kinnaird Cup

Choirs from Stirling, Dundee, Aberfeldy and Perth competed on the first evening of Perform in Perth’s 2023 festival. Alasdair Whyte and Edna Auld adjudicated a closely contested competition.

Winners of the P4&5 Gaelic Choir class – No.66 – Goodlyburn Primary, Perth

Earlier in the day – the John Masterson Memorial Challenge Cup was award to pupils from Goodlyburn Gaelic Medium Primary School, Perth for their performances of Seagull and Singin’ in the Rain. The trophy was presented to the festival by the Perth Old Comrades Association.

Winners of the P4&5 Gaelic Choir class – No.66 – Goodlyburn Primary, Perth

“I thoroughly enjoyed my day adjudicating at Perform in Perth.  The atmosphere was one of celebration of the Gaelic language, Gaelic song and Gaelic culture and the performances of the young people, in particular, were hugely encouraging for the future of our minoritised language.  I would like to thank all the competitors involved, as well as all the teachers, tutors and families who helped them prepare their pieces.  A big thanks too to the people who organise the festival and help everything run so smoothly.”

Alasdair Whyte (adjudicator)

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