Bursaries Awarded to Young Musicians

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Two young musicians have won 2024’s Abigail’s Arts Awards following an audition in which six finalists performed in front of a live audience at Theatr Gwaun in Fishguard.

The awards, set up in 2022, are run by Theatr Gwaun and funded by the Goswell family, in memory of Abigail Goswell who died in 2020 from breast cancer.

The two receiving £500 bursaries this year are: Carys Wood, a 16-year-old trumpeter who is a regular with Goodwick Brass, part of the National Youth Orchestra and a member of a number of choirs; and 22-year-old musician Lewis Harrison from Milford Haven who won thanks to his musical versatility, which included rapping .

Singer-songwriter Tarish Matthews from Fishguard was awarded a runner-up prize.

Application for an Abigail’s Arts Award in 2025 will open soon; information at theatrgwaun.com or contact Patrick Thomas at Theatr Gwaun on patrick@theatrgwaun.com.

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