Cullybackey Pipe Band 30th Annual Solos were held in Cullybackey College, Northern Ireland, on Saturday 8th April, reports John Kelly.
The senior solo piping winner was Ashley McMichael (Field Marshal Montgomery) and the senior solo drumming winner was William Glenholmes (Vale of Atholl). Ashley is pictured top with his wife Ashleigh after his victory was announced.
Novice Practice Chanter: 1 Gareth Lamont (Cullybackey) 2 Sam Purvis (Tullylagan) 3 William McFarland (Tullylagan) Advanced Practice Chanter: 1 Rebecca Robinson (Cullybackey) 2 Lewis Smart (Broughshane & District) Pipe Chanter: 1 Andrew Nelson (Ballyboley) 2 Adam Brimage (Matt Boyd Memorial) 3 Rebecca Hicks (Aughintober) U-13 Piping: 1 Jake McConnell (Matt Boyd Memorial) 2 Jonathan Gibson (Marlacoo & District) U-16 Piping: 1 Beth Preston (Pipes & Drums PSNI) 2 Emma Livingstone (Matt Boyd Memorial) 3 Jordan Gibson (Marlacoo & District) U-18 Piping: 1 Ryan Cupples-Menendez (Pipes & Drums PSNI) 2 Timothy Wharton (Joseph Forde Memorial) 3 Samantha Coburn (Thiepval Memorial) Junior Piping: 1 Des Smyth (New Zealand Police) 2 Scott McKay (Scottish Power) 3 Mark Hasson (Colmcille) Intermediate Piping: 1 Sean Maloney (Closkelt) 2 Cameron Hume (Closkelt) 3 John McElmurry (Matt Boyd Memorial) Senior Piping: 1 Ashley McMichael (Field Marshal Montgomery) 2 Rachel Maloney (Closkelt) 3 Glenn Cupples (Pipes & Drums PSNI)
Novice Drum Pad: 1 Jamie Coffey (Major Sinclair Memorial) 2 Callum Hamilton (Kildoag) 3 Joel Barton-Russell (Cullybackey) Advanced Drum Pad: 1 Mark Campbell (Kildoag) 2 Matthew Roddy (Colmcille) 3 Daniel Payne (Colmcille) U-13 Drumming: 1 Aaron McWilliams (Pipes & Drums PSNI) U-16 Drumming: 1 Lee Montgomery (Quinn Memorial) 2 Daniel Lynn (Cullybackey) 3 Ashley Fyffe (Pipes & Drums PSNI) U-18 Drumming: 1 Richard Black (Syerla) 2 Aaron Jess (Portavogie) 3 Matthew Millar (Cullybackey) Junior Drumming: 1 Christopher Hasson (Colmcille) 2 Matthew McCahon (Closkelt) 3 Ben Gibson (Pipes & Drums PSNI) Open Drumming: 1 William Glenholmes (Vale of Atholl) 2 Jason Hoy (Vale of Atholl) 3 Matthew Wenlock (Vale of Atholl)