Award for Glenys Hughes

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Glenys Hughes in 2010. Picture © L Burgher

The Festival's Honorary Vice-President, Glenys Hughes, has been awarded an MBE in the New Year's Honours List for 'Services to Music in Orkney and Charity in Malawi'.

Glenys' involvement with Peter Maxwell Davies productions for schoolchildren led to her becoming Festival Director. Since retiring from that role iin 2010 she has devoted her energies to her Malawi Music Fund which raises money to support music education in Malawi.

Right: Glenys Hughes pictured at the time of her retirement from the Festival in 2010 
© Leslie Burgher

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Keith Bruce - The Herald

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