Certificates given to guitar and fiddle students

Pictured receiving a trophy from Danny Kennedy is Anna McKew  who achieved the highest overall mark. Also pictured is Keith Lyttle, Fiddle tutor and Conrad Clarke, Chairman of MACN.
Pictured receiving a trophy from Danny Kennedy is Anna McKew who achieved the highest overall mark. Also pictured is Keith Lyttle, Fiddle tutor and Conrad Clarke, Chairman of MACN.
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Mid Armagh Community Network (MACN), the Ulster Scots group based in Markethill recently held an evening in The Courthouse, Markethill to present certificates to fiddle and guitar students.

The Markethill Ulster Scots Fiddle Orchestra, with around 50 members, provided the music on the evening with individual members demonstrating the pieces they had played for their various exam grades.

The exam grades achieved in Scottish Traditional Fiddle ranged from grade 2 through to grade 8 and were issued in conjunction with The London College of Music.

The certificates were presented by Mr Danny Kennedy MLA and Irish TV came along to film on the evening with the programme due airing on February 9 at 6pm on Sky channel 191.

The Mid Armagh Community Network program is currently part funded by MACN, the Ulster Scots Agency and the Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Council.

Should you wish to see an evening of Ulster Scots culture presented on stage and in comfortable surroundings the Orchestra along with the Markethill Highland Dancers,

Lambeg drums and Guitars will be performing a concert in Armagh Theatre on Friday, April 22, with tickets available from the Theatre.