6th year Broughton student, Rob Taylor, came second in The Martyn Bennett Prize for traditional music composition event at the Queen's Hall on 14 October. The other competitors were all adults and professional musicians. Rob won £1000.
Produced by The Queen’s Hall and the Traditional Music Forum, the Martyn Bennett Prize is a compositional prize for new work that takes its inspiration from Scottish traditional music. Named in honour of the acclaimed composer/multi instrumentalist Martyn Bennett, and supported by funding from Creative Scotland, applications are open to all composers and musicians aged 16+ based in Scotland whose work and practice evidences the influence of Scottish traditional music.
You can listen to his piece here: http://themartynbennettprize.com/2014-prize/