Music festival holds its annual meeting

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Officers for 2012-13 were elected at the annual general meeting of the Larne Music Festival committee.

The festival continues to enjoy the patronage of Lady Aurora, Viscountess Dunluce, with Patricia McNeill as president.

Chaired by Richard Barnes, the committee also comprises vice-chair Billy Apsley; secretary Ann Tinsley; treasurer Marie Barnes; public relations officer Patricia McNeill; schools PR officer Dympna Thornton; cups and trophies officer Margaret Allen; and music stewards Marie Barnes and Harry Allen

Executive committee members are: Tom Apsley, Mary Lynch, John Davidson, Archy McNeill, Hugh Giffen, Etta Wilson, Thomasena Hall, Joanne Mulvenna and Tony Hoard.

The 2013 music festival will be held in First Larne Presbyterian Church hall on the first weekend in May.

The organisers are urging schools and music teachers to encourage young people to enter the friendly festival, where they will be given a professional adjudication and will be welcomed by an appreciative audience.

The next committee meeting will be on Monday, January 14 at 8.30pm in the Masonic Centre, Mill Brae, Larne.