Gary McDonald Business Editor 13 June, 2019 01:00 A RECORD-breaking 192 companies and organisations wanted one . . . . though all but 20 will be disappointed. For it's only the very cream of the crop who will lay their hands tonight on an Irish News[...] You have reached your limit of free articles Registered users get 5 regular articles and 1 free Premium article per week. … [Read more...] about So who’ll be hitting the high notes at WEA Awards?
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A YOUNG drummer is hitting the right notes as he bids to win a prestigious national competition. James Cassells, aged 15, has won through to the final of the Young Drummer of the Year competition, run by mikedolbear.com. With 11 other hopefuls, James, who goes to Boroughbridge High School, will be competing in front of a capacity crowd in the final in Leamington Spa on January 30. To reach the final, James sent in a video tape of himself performing a two minute drum solo, which he had created along with his drum teacher, Ian MacPherson. Having impressed the six judges, who are all professional drummers, James is now busy rehearsing for the final, in which he will again play his two minute drum solo. Children's TV programme Blue Peter is recording the final, and if James wins, he will be invited on to the show to play. He will also pick up the prestigious trophy and carry out drum clinics nationwide, playing shoulder to shoulder with some of the top drummers throughout the country. … [Read more...] about Drummer, 15, hits a high note
Victory for Preston at Brentford on Sunday would see another chapter written in their ‘home and away’ story. The Lilywhites finished their Deepdale campaign with eight league wins, 10 draws and five defeats.They head to Griffin Park with eight away victories to their name and chasing a ninth to finish 2018/19 on a high note.If they do win in London, it would be the third time in the last four seasons that North End have had more away wins than home.They did that in 2015/16, their first campaign back in the Championship when they won seven at Deepdale and eight on the road.Last season, Preston won nine home games and 10 away.Deepdale hasn’t been the stronghold North End would have wished over the last decade.Only three times in the last 10 seasons have they won double figures of home league games.In 2013/14 – the season PNE lost to Rotherham in the play-off semi-finals – they won 12 at home and 11 away.The following campaign, which saw the Lilywhites … [Read more...] about Preston North End in Numbers: Aiming to end on a high
Promoted Fylde Men missed out on the North West division two title after losing the decider 4-2 away to Timperley 2. Already without seven regulars, Fylde lost striker Jordan Payne to injury in the first minute. Midfielder Jake Merrick made his first-team debut and impressed alongside two other Under-18s. Timperley cashed in on a defensive error to take the lead against the run of play, though this seemed to spur Fylde on and a 15-minute attacking spell saw Zak Longstaff score with a clever deflection before Chris Toward fired high into the net from a penalty corner to give Fylde the lead. But Fylde couldn’t maintain that intensity and mistakes either side of half-time were costly. Timperley tapped in to make it 2-2 at half-time after a bouncing ball struck a post, then keeper Nigel Sadler left a shot he thought was from outside the D. Timperley added a fourth from a penalty corner, though Fylde’s work-rate remained exceptional and they never gave up. Congratulations … [Read more...] about Final league action of season for Fylde coast hockey clubs: Fylde Men miss out on title but Rossall Ladies end on high note
PUBLISHED: 11:18 15 March 2019 Nathalie Raffray Soprano Joanna Forest with pupils from Wilberforce Primary School Archant Queen’s Park primary pupils hit the high notes with a visit from a chart-topping classical soprano. Joanna Forest visited Wilberforce Primary School on March 7 and sang songs from her new concept album The Rhythm of Life. During the workshop, organised by nearby arts charity Creative Futures, the pupils learnt songs from the album including ‘I’d Like to Teach the World to sing’, ‘Food Glorious Food’ and ‘Let’s Go Fly a Kite’. They also discovered the importance of rhythm and how to sing in time with the music. Ms Forest, who reached No 1 in the classical album charts with her debut album Stars are Rising, said: “It’s brilliant to have had the opportunity to share my love of music with the children from these schools; music has such a positive impact on social and mental … [Read more...] about Primary pupils in Queen’s Park hit the high notes with classical chart topper Joanna Forest