TALENTED singers and musicians impressed as this year’s Scunthorpe Musical Festival drew to a close.

The music section of the 2014 programme concluded with classes held at The House, Frodingham Parish Hall and St Lawrence’s Church.

It featured participants from infants to adults across a full range of musical abilities.

The second half of the week-long programme was adjudicated by Andrew Hansford.


He made a return visit to the festival, having previously performed the role eight years ago.

Mr Hansford is set to begin researching for a PhD in music at Durham University and is an accomplished solo pianist, organist and harpsichordist.

He said he was impressed with the standard of performances at the festival.

He said: “It has been a terrific standard with much variety of subjects and from all ages of competitor.

“There has been a real range of standards, abilities and musical interest and Scunthorpe is certainly a thriving musical place.

“It has been very enjoyable and there are some very interesting and helpful people.”

Mr Hansford said this year’s festival compared favourably with his previous visit.

He said: “It is very much a high standard.

“I was here in 2006 for my last visit, so I am back for a second time.

“I would say the standard is as good or better than I remember from eight years ago. Some of the competitors are quite young, so there is a real range of ages as well.”

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