Music from ROAR

The ROAR Unplugged committee, who are ten sixth years from Kirkwall Grammar School, organised an exciting evening of music by young local musicians in a café setting at King St. Halls on 14th December 2011. Four local acts, all under 18 years of age, performed short but spellbinding sets introduced by entertaining compere, Matthew Wilkinson. James and Maggie Nicolson started the night with four songs, sung in luscious harmony with accompaniment from James on guitar and piano. The Magic Flutes played an acoustic set with singer, Kelly Kirkness, who sang a fresh take on "Just Boy", by Biffy Clyro. Girl Band, seven lovely lasses from KGS, sang seven sets and ended with a mellow version of "Winter Wonderland", ably accompanied by Marianne McGregor on piano. Girl Band do their own   arrangements and "Amazing Grace" was particularly lovely. Six piece traditional band, No Soond, ended the night with four sets of foot-tapping tunes including a stomping version of the reel, "Catharsis".

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