Musicians from Musselburgh showed their talents in this year’s celebration of youth music, organised annually by the Rotary Club of Musselburgh.

The Young Musician of the Year competition, which attracted a dozen young people from schools and music schools in the town, was held recently via Zoom.

The winner of the vocal section was Kirsteen Brownlee, from the Mansfield School of Music, with her performance of I’d Give My Life For You by Claude-Michel Schöberg from the musical Miss Saigon.

East Lothian Courier: Kirsteen Brownlee, of the Mansfield School of Music, won the vocal section in Musselburgh Rotary's Young Musician of the Year competition

Sam Scott, a drummer from Loretto School, came out top in the instrumental section with the Paul Simon hit 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover.

The runners-up were both pupils of Musselburgh Grammar School – Sadie Croosdale in the vocal section, with Requiem from Dear Evan Hansen by Benji Pasek and Justin Paul, and pianist Michael Hoole in the instrumental section with Praeludium by the German composer J.S. Bach.

East Lothian Courier: Sadie Croosdale, from Musselburgh Grammar School, was runner-up in the Young Musician of the Year competition

The musicians played and sang a wide variety of music, ranging from classical to ’80s pop legends Duran Duran, giving the judge, Rob Harrison, of Erskine Stewart’s Melville Schools, a tough task.

The musicians attracted “constructive and positive comments” from him, a club spokesperson later said.

She added: “The club would like to pass on their very grateful thanks to the music teachers, accompanists, parents and, of course, the wonderful competitors who once again impressed hugely with their skills.”