Young guitar stars hit right notes to win festival awards

TALENTED young guitar players from Saddleworth were certainly hitting all the right notes at the recent Ramsbottom Music Festival.

William Reece, 13, and Ellis Lloyd, 15, entered the duet competition at the festival and performed an arrangement of the Catalan Folk Song.

The Saddleworth School and Bluecoat School pupils impressed judges, gaining enthusiastic comments on their musicality and placing first with an outstanding award.

Both boys are members of the Saddleworth Guitar Ensemble, which also enjoyed success as they placed first in their class for the sixth year running.

The adjudicator remarked: “The players have an impressive sound as a group.”

The group is run by Hazel and Sarah Davies, who teach in Greenfield and Stalybridge.

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