Kirsty Abbotts leaves Carlton Main Frickley
Kirsty Abbotts has announced that she will be stepping down as Principal Cornet at Carlton Main Frickley, a role that she began 19 years ago in 2002. During her time with the band the Geneva Instruments Artist has led the band with distinction winning 17 individual solo awards for her contest performances.
Commenting on the decision Kirsty stated, "I've decided the time is right and I will also take my time to decide what I do next. I've made lifelong friends and enjoyed experiences and memories that will last me a lifetime too. It's been a very difficult decision to make, and I have only done so with a very heavy heart. It is hard to describe just how proud being principal cornet of Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band has made me feel over the past 19 years.
"I must stress that the band's decision to perform at the National Finals had no bearing on my future plans. I sincerely wish everyone at Carlton Main Frickley all the very best for the future and thank everyone for the great times and so many wonderful memories."
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