|L to R: Kevin Rogers (St
Laurence O’Toole), Emmet Conway (Field Marshal Montgomery),
Lee Hanna (McNeillstown) and Scott Wallace
|Cleland Memorial drummers Adam Morrow and Andrew Thompson pictured with Adam’s father Neville (left) and Andrew’s father Alan (right) and grandfather Richard Coffey (centre).|
The Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association (Northern Ireland Branch) Co Antrim Solo Championships were held at Trinity Methodist Church Complex, Lisburn last Saturday (7th March). The adjudicators were Harry Stevenson, Ken Stewart and Billy Dunlop.
Competitors from the following pipe bands took part: Annsborough, Ballybogey, Ballycoan, Bellaghy, Cleland Memorial, Closkelt, Cullybackey, Dr Wright Memorial, Drumlough, Field Marshal Montgomery, Killeen, Letterkenny and District, Matt Boyd Memorial, McNeillstown, Moneygore, Raffrey, Ravara, RSPBA, SLOT, St Laurence O’Toole and Upper Crossgare. The competitions were: Drum Pad U14, Drum Pad U16, Juvenile Drumming U14, Junior Drumming, Juvenile Drumming 14-16, Juvenile Drumming 16-18, Intermediate Drumming, Practice Chanter U14, Practice Chanter 14-16, Juvenile Piping U16, Juvenile Piping U18, Junior Piping, Intermediate Piping and Senior Piping.
|Ballycoan junior piper Jamie Walker pictured with his girlfriend Samantha Gordon and Samantha’s father, Banbridge man Alex Gordon (RSPBA NI Vice Chairman).||Adam McBratney and Emma Sands from Upper Crossgare Pipe Band are pictured with Kenny Crothers - RSPBA NI Treasurer (left) and Alex Gordon - RSPBA NI Vice Chairman (right).|
|Ken Stewart - RSPBA NI piping adjudicator pictured with Roy McCullough - RSPBA NI Trophy Officer (left) and Fred Walker - RSPBA NI President (right).||Fred Walker - RSPBA NI President (left) points out the next item on the programme to RSPBA NI Stewards - Edmond Montgomery and Jeff Butcher.|
|Cullybackey piper Ross Hume pictured with his mother Valerie and Drew Bingham (RSPBA Steward).||Ballycoan piper Jamie Walker tunes up prior to taking part in the
‘Junior Piper’ competition.