The RCS – Hugh S Robertson Scots Song Competition


Such a Beautiful Voice.

Charlotte Hoather

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Hugh S Roberton Scots Song competition is a very popular event at our conservatoire. It took place today at the RCS Ledger Recital room starting at 1400.

It was great to learn two traditional Scottish songs, the pieces I chose were:

MacMillan – ‘Scots Song’ 1991 and an adaption of a poem by Carolina Oliphant – ‘The Laird O’ Cockpen’

I was accompanied on piano in the competition by third year student George Todica from Romania.

It was an open competition featuring around 20 students who all performed their favourite two traditional Scots songs.  The competition was running a little ahead of schedule and when I approached the room for my ten minute call I was asked to go straight on.  I announced my songs to give me a bit of breathing space.  I really enjoyed the performance space and the audience was fabulous and seemed…

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