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Monday 24 November 2014

Belfast Festival of Music, Speech and Drama

Siobhan Greene took home three prizes on the opening day of the speech section at the Belfast Musical Festival.









She won the poetry recital, the Yeats recital and the verse speaking classes, while Rebecca Wylie achieved wins in the verse speaking and Gloria Joy recital.



Verse speaking, girls, 9 yrs: 1, Rachel Rafferty; 2, Lucy Elliott.

Duologues, 11-13 yrs: 1, Fiona McCullough and Rachel McCrudden; 2 tie, Sarah Quinn/Niamh Woods and Alexandria Doran/Susan Durkan.

Verse speaking, girls, 6-7 yrs: 1, Christa Rea; 2 tie, Nichola Campbell and Sophia Power.

Verse speaking, girls, 8 yrs: 1, Lucy Jamison; 2 tie, Anna Arthurs and Louise McKeown.

Verse speaking, boys, 8 yrs: 1, James Wright; 2, Niall Blair.

Verse speaking, girls, 8 yrs: 1, Anna McKeown; 2, Aoife Mageean.

Choral speaking,, 8 yrs and under: 1, Holy Child Primary School.

Verse speaking, girls and boys, 5 yrs: 1, Finn Hackett; 2, Sarah Louani.

Verse speaking, boys, 6-7 yrs: 1, Fintan McCollum; 2, Cameron Watson.

Verse speaking, girls and boys, 15 yrs: 1, Rebecca Wylie; 2, Kaya Carville.

Gloria Joy recital, 13-15 yrs: 1, Rebecca Wylie; 2, Laura Bell.

Poetry recital, 13-15 yrs: 1, Eoin McCrossan; 2, Ellen Gracey.

Poetry recital, 16 yrs and over: 1, Siobhan Greene; 2, Roseanna Burns.

Bible reading, 13-15 yrs: 1, Omar Cartwright-Shamoon; 2, Laura Bell.

Verse speaking, boys 13-14 yrs: 1, Rory Copeland; 2, Joshua O'Connell.

Yeat's recital, 16 yrs and over: 1, Siobhan Greene; 2, Nichole Beaumont.

Verse speaking, 16 yrs and over: 1, Siobhan Greene; 2, Amy Britton.



EOIN McCrossan was a double winner in the Speech and Drama Section of the Belfast Musical Festival.

He won the sight reading and extempore speaking classes in the 15 to 17 years category. Eoin also finished second in the prepared speech class.

Results

Marjorie Gullen Cup, up to 8 yrs: 1, Christ the Redeemer Primary School Drama Club.

Acted scene, intermediate, private teachers, 12-16 yrs: 1, Gwyneth Murdock Drama Group; 2, Tir Na Nog Drama Group.

Verse speaking, girls, 6-7 yrs: 1, Caoimhe McGorrian; 2, Eve Johnston.

Acted scene, intermediate, school teachers, 12-16 yrs: 1, Knockbreda High School.

Sight reading, 11 yrs and under: 1, Eamonn Corrigan; 2, Lara Sweet.

Verse speaking, girls and boys, 5 yrs: 1, Jarlath McCollum; 2, Matthew Maynes.

Verse speaking, girls, 9 yrs: 1, Lara McKenna; 2 tie, Grace Guinness and Ami Osborne.

Solo Mime Cup, 13 yrs and over: 1, Daniel Coulter; 2, Bonnie Shawcross.

Duologue, 10 yrs and under: 1, Daniel Leggett and Simon Atkinson; 2, Ellen McCormick and Jack Herity.

Verse speaking, girls, 6-7 yrs: 1, Maria Downard; 2, Isobel Bittles.

Sight reading, 15-16 yrs: 1, Eoin McCrossan; 2, Rosanna Burns.

Sight reading, 12-14 yrs: 1, Laura Bell; 2 tie, Aine Corrigan and Helen McKeague.

Verse speaking, 13 yrs: 1, Siofra Bradley; 2, Laura Bell.

Verse speaking, girls, 14 yrs: 1, Aileen Walsh; 2, Sarah McCarney.

Extempore speaking, 18 yrs and over: 1, Austin McCarcken; 2 tie, Tom Girvan and Paul Benedict.

Prepared speech, 18 yrs and over: 1, Paul Benedict; 2, Austin McCarcken.

Shakespeare, preliminary, under-12 yrs: 1, Abby Atkinson; 2 tie, Tom Campbell and Eoin McCafferty.

Prepared speech, 14 yrs and under: 1, Sam gardiner; 2, Alexandria McClune.

Extempore speaking, 15-17 yrs: 1, Eoin McCrossan.

Prepared speech, 15-17 yrs: 1, Rachel Williamson; 2, Eoin McCrossan.

RossMcKenna had a double success at the Speech and Drama Section of the Belfast Musical Festival.

He won the junior Shakespeare class, then joined with Ross Gallagher to win the 11 to 13 years duologue class.

Results

Verse speaking, boys, 9 yrs: 1, Thomas McKenna; 2, Gavin Rea.

Duologue, 11-13 yrs: 1, Ross McKenna and Ross Gallagher; 2, Callum and Patrick Herity.

Shakespeare, junior, 12-14 yrs: 1, Ross McKenna; 2, Niamh Woods.

Choral speaking, 12-13 yrs: 1, St Genevive's High School.

Choral speaking, 9-11 yrs: 1, Victoria College Prep Department; 2, St Mark's Primary School P7.

Verse speaking, boys, 11-12 yrs: 1, Sam Gardiner; 2, Ross O'Prey.

Verse speaking, girls, 6-7 yrs: 1, Aoife Bennett; 2, Emer Mageean.

Verse speaking, girls, 12 yrs: 1, Kathryn Case; 2, Natalie Wylie.

Verse speaking, girls, 10 yrs: 1, Leah Clydesdale; 2, Eimhear O'Prey.

Acted scene, senior, for private teachers: 17 yrs and over: 1, Tir Na Nog Drama Group.

Duologue, 14-16 yrs: 1, Donal Feenan and Patrick Fee; 2 tie, Eoin McCrossan/Coirta Magee and Ruth and Katy Orr.

Shakespeare, intermediate, 15-16 yrs: 1, Conor Hinds; 2, Clare Atherton.

Shakespeare, senior, 17 yrs and over: 1, Niall Wright; 2, Michael Campbell.

Sam Gardiner recorded three successes at the Speech and Drama Section of Belfast Musical Festival.

He won the 9 to 12 years Bible readings section, 14 years and under Irish poetry class and the open classic writers' class.

Results

Duologue, 14-16 yrs: 1, Clara Atherton and Conor Hinds; 2, Eileen Durkan and Charlette Doran.

Acted scene, junior, under-12 yrs: 1, Gwyneth Murdock Drama Group; 2, Newton Players.

Bible readings, 9-12 yrs: 1, Sam Gardiner; 2, Mark Frazer.

Monologue, 10 yrs and under: 1, Clare Dempsey; 2, Caitlin McClements.

Musical theatre, 9-12 yrs: 1, St Bernadette's Primary School.

Public speaking, team debate, 15 yrs and under: 1, William Toner, Jonathan Zweng and Ben Matthews; 2, Megan Kealy, Joe Doyle and Orla Herity.

Monologue, 10 yrs and under: 1, Aiden McKenna; 2, Danielle McSorley.

Monologue, 14-16 yrs: 1, Donal Keenan; 2, Matthew McDonagh.

Verse speaking, boys, 10 yrs: 1, Kevin Robbin; 2, Paul Storrs.

Acted scene, Shakespeare, 13 yrs and under: 1, Gwyneth Murdock Drama Group.

Ballad Cup, 15 yrs and over: 1, Aaron Gallagher; 2, Conor Hinds.

Haslett Cup, 14 yrs and over: 1, Eoin McCrossan; 2, Rebecca Wylie.

Ulster Cup, 16 yrs and over: 1, Claire Carswell.

Irish poetry, 14 yrs and under: 1, Sam Gardiner; 2, Sarah McCarney.

Irish poetry, 15 yrs and over: 1, Eoin McCrossan.

Classic writers' class, open: 1, Sam Gardiner.

Sonnet recital, 16 yrs and over: 1, Sophie Lioe.

VERSE speaking classes continued at the Speech and Drama Sections of the Belfast Musical Festival.

Niall Wright and Declan O'Hara scored a first and second place in separate duologue classes.

Results

Verse speaking, boys, 6-7 yrs: 1, Eamon BBlaney; 2, Lewis Leetch Armstrong.

Verse speaking, girls, 10 yrs: 1, Ella Stewart; 2, Jessica McVeigh.

Monologue, Private Teachers' Shield, 17-19 yrs: 1, Donal McKeating; 2 tie, Declan O'Hara and Niall Wright.

Television news reading, 14 yrs and over: 1, Aine Corrigan; 2, Paul Benedict.

Television news reading, 13 yrs and under: 1, Eamonn Rea; 2, Ross Currie.

Duologue, 11-13 yrs: 1, Matthew Leggett and Patrick Herity; 2, Sarah McElroy and Patrick Downey.

Duologue, school teachers, 17 yrs and over: 1, Methodist College Team A; 2, Methodist College Team B.

Duologue, private teachers, 17 yrs and over: 1, Niall Wright and Declan O'Hara; 2, Marie Claire Caldwell and Orla Caldwell.

Improvisation, duologue, 13-16 yrs: 1, Eoin McCrossan and Conall Jackson; 2, Aoife O'Hagan and Grianne McKinney.

Improvisation, duologue, 12 yrs and under: 1, Niamh mcCrossan and Madeline Magee; 2, Grace Hetherington and Molly McLean.

Group improvisation, 15-19 yrs: 1, Eoin, Laura and Deirbhile.

Group improvisation, 12-14 yrs: 1, Alice, Rosie and Rachel.

ONE of the adjudicators at the Speech and Drama Section of the Belfast Musical Festival in the King's Hall, Marcia Carr, brought her 12 week old daughter to the event. Lily Rose is Roxy's baby in Eastenders.

Along with the other adjudicator, Judy Buchanan, Miss Carr paid tribute to the high standard of performances and was so impressed with St Bernadette's Primary School in the 9 to 12 years musical theatre group that she presented the festival with a cup for them.

Final awards

Festival Cup, verse speaking, junior, Eoin McCrossan.

Festival Cup, drama, junior, Ellen Durkan.

Festival Cup, verse speaking, senior, Siobhan Greene.

Festival Trophy, drama, senior, Conor Hinds.

Commendation Cup, junior, Natalie Wylie.

Commendation Cup, intermediate, Niamh Woods.

Commendation Cup, senior, Roseanna Burns.

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