Ballymena Festival 2018

Congratulations to all our competitors at Ballymena Festival last Saturday, 17th February. We were represented by almost 30 musicians and delighted to have so many prizewinners – listed below. Also see our Photo Gallery for more pictures.

Primary School Age Traditional Group – 2nd.
Post-Primary School Age Traditional Group – 3rd.
Ellie Conway – 1st in U-14 tin whistle, 2nd in U-14 slow air, 3rd in U-14 fiddle and winner of the Sandy Spence Shield for most promising tin whistle player at the festival. Ellie was also awarded the Roisin McCloskey Cup as most outstanding tin whistle player at the festival.
Valentino Lupari – 1st in P5-P7 tin whistle and most outstanding primary school age performer at the festival.
Roise McCloy – 1st in U-14 flute and U-14 miscellaneous instruments (piano), 2nd in U-14 tine whistle and 3rd in U-14 slow air. Roise also won a £50 bursary as one of the two most promising performers in the Traditional Music section at the festival and will play at the Gala Night concert on Saturday, 3rd March.
Siobhan Magee – 1st in primary school miscellaneous instruments (concertina).
Caitriona Lagan – 1st in post-primary school banjo/mandolin.
Darcie Conway – 1st in primary school banjo/mandolin and 3rd in open bodhran.
Peadar O’Neill – 3rd in P5-P7 tin whistle.
Annie Diamond – 2nd in primary school harp
Katherine Kealey – Highly Commended in primary school harp