“Folk and Pan Tops Music Festival” at Queen’s Hall

Newspaper: Newsday
Writer: John Babb
Date Published: March 15th, 2018

FOLK singing, costuming, drumming, the steelpans, and some very good singing from Music Festival contestants topped the list yesterday morning, including the bright weather made Queen’s Hall the place to be for a good occasion.

As usual, among the steelpans, Golden Hands from the south, dished out an expression of pan to easily win the Pan Trinbago Trophy. Their tune “You raised Him up.” easily brought home the trophy for those youngsters. It was another Festival win for them, under the control of some masterful conductorship.

The day’s Championships started with competition for the Allan Forbes Trophy for Primary School choirs – Girls, Boys, or mixed (15 yrs. and under) The test piece was “The Boll Weevil” arranged by Harry Dexter. After the adjudicators had sorted out the performances, St. Gabriel’s RC School from the south was adjudged winner of the Allan Forbes trophy.

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