Primary school in Stonebridge wins music festival award

Pupils from the London Welsh School were honoured for their Harp playing

Pupils from the London Welsh School were honoured for their Harp playing - Credit: Archant

London Welsh School scoops prize at the Watford Music Festival

Pupils from a school in Stonebridge are celebrating after winning an award at a music festival.

The schoolchildren from the London Welsh School in Shakespeare Avenue, picked up top prize in the Duet/Small Ensemble category for pupils aged 12 and under at the Watford Music Festival.

The five young harpists played Brian Boru’s March which Catrin Morris Jones had arranged for five harps.

Carys Hind, a member of the group ensemble, also had a second win coming first in the Solo Harp competition for grades one and two with her performance of Mountain Stream and Twinkling Stars.

Catrin Morris Jones, London Welsh School harp teacher said: “We are delighted to have so many talented harpists in the school and then to win the competition was a really nice surprise. It was our first time competing in this prestigious event and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.”

The competition on Sunday, March 10 was established more than 60 years ago.

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It aims to encourage people of all ages to perform in the areas of Music, Speech and Drama by providing an opportunity to perform before an adjudicator and an audience.

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