Local pipe bands praised for victory

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DUP Mid Ulster MLA Ian McCrea has congratulated Tullylagan Pipe Band and Ballybriest Pipe Band for winning their respective grades in the British Pipe Band Championship Grade at Annan in Scotland.

Mr McCrea said: “I am delighted to hear that two Mid Ulster bands have returned home with silverware after competing in the British Pipe Band Championship last Saturday; Tullylagan Pipe Band who won Grade 4A and Ballybriest Pipe band who topped Grade 3B.

“This is indeed a great success for both bands and I would like to pay tribute to the hard work and dedication of all members of the bands who gave a winning performance.

“I want to wish both Tullylagan and Ballybriest every success for the future and trust there will be many more titles coming their way.”

UUP Councillor Sam Glasgow also join in the congratulations for Ballybriest and Tullylagan pipe bands.

The councillor said he is proud that both bands reside in Drum Manor area which he represents.

“Not only is it a great honour for the bands but also the Cookstown District,” he said.