The Shetland Accordion and Fiddle Club has held a tune competition for local composers since 1995, with the compositions being judged by the final guest artiste of the winter session. This year the entries were considered by top accordionist Ian Muir who saw the manuscripts without any titles or composers.
After speaking briefly about the music and the great number of entries, Ian praised the fantastic standard, but admitted that of course it was only his opinion, as on another day someone else might choose different winners.
The Allan Bruce Memorial Trophy for under 18s
3rd Ryan Drakeford Eroica
2nd Ena Priest Sunnybank
1st Ashley Hay Holly's Reel
The Willie Hunter Memorial Trophy for 19 and over
3rd Bruce Peebles Brenda's Boston
2nd Alan Gifford Farewell to the Tae
1st Gemma Donald Mr Bryan Gear
The John Jamieson Memorial Shield (for the best Slow Air) any age
Gemma Donald Mr Bryan Gear