Caistor’s Elicia top of the music charts at festival

Caistor cellist Elicia Palmer (Lin)
Caistor cellist Elicia Palmer (Lin)

A talented 10-year-old from Caistor has one a music bursary.

Elicia Palmer impressed the adjudicator with her cello playing at the recent North Lincolnshire Music and Drama Festival in Brigg to take the Joe Ford Memorial Music Bursary.

Elicia took part in the 10 years and under and 14 years and under classes, scoring 89 points in each, gaining the highest marks of the whole music festival.

She was also selected by the adjudicator, Margaret Smith, to represent the festival at the Yorkshire and Humberside Regional Championship Final to be held in September.

“I’d like to say a big thank you to Mrs Warmoth for encouraging me with my cello playing,” said Elicia.

“I was very pleased to win the bursary and to be chosen to represent the festival in the final in September.”

The Caistor Primary School pupil started playing the cello almost three years ago, under the tuition of local string teacher Angela Warmoth.

She is a member of the EATA String Quartet, formed nine months ago with Ailsia McTernan, Thomas Christie and Alex Mottram, the Lincolnshire Youth Cello Ensemble and the Lincolnshire Youth Concert Orchestra.