Western Isles musician awarded

January 7, 2021
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Cadet Karen Logue (13), a musician with 1st Battalion The Highlanders Army Cadet Force, has been recognised for keeping spirits up during lockdown.

The musician, of West Lewis Detachment, was presented with a Bandsman Badge for her virtual music performances that were recorded in lockdown to help raise people’s spirits.

Throughout lockdown, Cadet Logue has taken part in several online performances. For two of her music videos, she worked with the Army Cadet Force Scotland Music Band. Together they performed ’79th Farewell to Gibraltar’ as well as ‘Heroes of St Valery’ as part of the St. Valery 80th Anniversary commemorations in June.

Cadet Logue also took part in a performance of ‘Wild Mountain Thyme’ with 1st Battalion The Highlanders ACF’s new Traditional Music Band. The band was launched in lockdown, becoming the first band of its kind in the Army Cadet Force. They perform traditional folk music of the Highlands & Islands.

She was presented with her Bandsman Badge by the Western Isles Company’s Training Officer and West Lewis Detachment Commander Captain Alexander MacIver (52).

Cadet Logue (right) receiving her Bandsman Badge from Captain MacIver (left).

All of the musical performances can be viewed on the Army Cadet Force Scotland Music page on Facebook and the Battalion’s own YouTube Channel.

To find out more about 1st Battalion The Highlanders AFC, click HERE.