S2 Music

Our S2 music class have been working on group performance. Here’s them playing – with two sets of different drummers – Dirty Old Town.


Senior Art Exhibition & Calendars

‘Thanks to all who came to the Senior School Exhibition on Thursday evening. Your support is very much appreciated. We had a great turnout and sold a record 34 calendars!

Senior Art Exhibition 2017 Senior Art Exhibition 2017

There are lots of photos from the event, taken by Evander Duncan (S6) on Flickr.

Senior Art Exhibition 2017

There is a comment book alongside the exhibition which will be in the Library for the next couple of weeks if you’d like to add something. We’d appreciate your feedback!

Senior Art Exhibition 2017

Senior Music pupils provided the entertainment

Inverness Music Festival

Eoin Cumming (S2) and C for Craic, the school’s folk group, both took part in the Inverness Music Festival. C for Craic played well but didn’t take home any prizes on the night. After sweeping the boards in the Accordion competitions, Eoin wrote this report:

On Friday the 3rd of March, I went to Inverness to take part in three accordion competitions at the Inverness Music Festival at Eden Court. I came first in Intermediate Classical, first in Advanced March, Strathspey and Reel and first in the Open section. I was a bit annoyed about my performance in the Classical, but I was pleased with my performance in the other two competitions.

Inverness Music Festival

Since I achieved Distinction (87+) in the Open, I gained entry to the Elizabeth Davis Premier Competition (Scottish style) that was on the evening of Wednesday the 8th of March. I was there for seven o’clock. This competition is completely different because my accordion was competing against other instruments. There was a harp-accompanied Gaelic singer and a very good fiddler against me who had also won and gained distinctions in their respective open competitions. I was fairly nervous beforehand but I was very happy with my performance. I played a slow air called Ba mo Leanabh, a pipe march called Mrs John McColl, a jig called Donald Iain Rankine and a pipe reel by Gordon Duncan
called Andy Renwick’s Ferret.  I came first! I had been hoping for a good performance but I couldn’t have predicted that this would happen.

I’d like to thank Trish MacDonald, my accordion teacher, for supporting me – I would definitely not have been at a high enough level to take part without her guidance and teaching.