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Lisburn, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland


Further musical success for Liam at All Ireland competition

Liam McCullagh LAMBEG boy Liam McCullagh has achieved further musical success when he picked up two All Ireland silver medals at the recent Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann in Tullamore, Co. Offally.

12-year-old Liam, who won four gold medals and a silver at the Ulster Fleadh Cheoil in July, was representing Co. Antrim and Ulster at the competition. He won his medals in the uilleann pipes competition and trio competition.

The All Ireland Fleadh competitions represent the highest standard in traditional Irish music and they really are international given that competitors from Britain and the US, as well as Ireland take part.

Liam's father Michael said: "All his family and friends are very proud at Liam's achievement in winning two All Ireland medals. Liam has a strong interest in Irish music and uilleann piping in particular. He practises a lot and it is pleasing to see his hard work being rewarded. The most important thing of all is that he continues to enjoy playing his music, that is something we are all looking forward to."

Liam McCullagh