Emily is ten years old and is in P6 at Troqueer Primary School in Dumfries. Her music teacher is Mrs Fiona Watson also of Dumfries. Emily’s Dad contacted DGWGO this week to let us know all about her amazing success , D&G has a wealth of Musical talent , and it is fantastic to see someone so young loving music and doing so well .
Emily’s Dad told DGWGO – On Saturday 1st of March this year at the Dumfries and District Music Festival Assoc., she won the P6 age group Classical song group and a certificate of performance of Distinction, and was runner up in the P5- P7 Scottish song group with another performance of Distinction.
On the 1st of February this year at the Southern Scottish Counties Burns Association she won the the P6/7 section, the adjudicator, the well known folk singer Emily Smith wrote, ” A beautiful performance, you could hear a pin drop! Etc..”, she also won best overall primary school singer and performer for the second year running. This allows Emily to represent Dumfries and Galloway Schools at the R.B.W.F. nationals finals in Prestwick to be held in May.
Emily is the current national Robert Burns World Federation singer in The P4/5 section, which she has held for the past two years (the only person ever to do so) and was the runner up as young Burnsian of the Year, last year.In January she sang at the Hamish the Haggis Burns Supper as part of the Big Burns Supper held in Dumfries.
She sings regularly at St Michaels Church children’s choir and sings at various retirement homes in Dumfries at christmas time. She sings at fund raising events for Ellisland Farm, is a regular singer athe Globe Inn, Dumfries and at various charity events throughout Dumfries.
In the attached photo Emily is holding the Duff Cup which she won at the recent Dumfries and District music Festival for the best P6 singer.