The continuing success of the Galloway Music Festival pays tribute to all the hard work and efforts of everyone involved, not least the adjudicators who carry out a far from easy task.
In the case of the gentleman referred to in the letter of March 23, he had travelled, despite a busy schedule, from Manchester to stand in for a sick colleague. He had the ability, with his obvious passion for music, not only to inform, instruct and encourage the competitors but to do so in a light-hearted and humorous manner. Surely, therefore, it would have been preferable to approach him at the end of the performance to point out to him he had inadvertently made a remark which caused offence, rather than amusement as intended.
Laura Davies and Ann Bolton King,
Cairnsmore Lodge, Newton Stewart.