Deborah’s concert hits the right note

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A concert which was held to help a musician raise funds for a new instrument has been hailed a success.

Deborah Snowdon and her musical friends held a concert and cheese and wine evening to help towards the cost of a new orchestral harp.

The instrument is needed for Ms Snowdon’s studies at Edinburgh University, where she is in her first year of a music major.

The concert took place at St George’s United Reformed Church in Morpeth last month, and raised £869, with an extra donation from Morpeth Lions of £250, presented by Margaret Trewick, which brought the total to £1,119.

The night was organised by Gillian and Ken Irvine, with the help of Les and Ann Brindley, and was sponsored by the church.

Ms Snowdon was joined by friends and fiddle players Scott Martin and Peter Sloan, both sixth formers at King Edward VI School (KEVI), James Bell (baritone) a former KEVI student whose family has been very involved in music and dance at the Morpeth Gathering, and Georgina MacDonell Finlayson (violin and piano), who is also reading music at Edinburgh University.

Mrs Irvine said:“There was a super audience, which included many of Deborah’s peers from KEVI and the Northumbrian Ranters.

“The performers were an absolute delight to listen to.”