Sweet skirl of success for Kris

Kris Coyle from Ballyclare (left), a member of Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band, was crowned Ulster Senior Piping Champion at the 2014 Ulster Solo Piping and Drumming Championships, which were held in Monkstown Community School on Saturday, April 12. He is pictured receiving the winning silverware from Deputy Mayor Dineen Walker and Ray Hall, RSPBANI Chairman. INNT 16-507CON Pic by John Kelly
Kris Coyle from Ballyclare (left), a member of Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band, was crowned Ulster Senior Piping Champion at the 2014 Ulster Solo Piping and Drumming Championships, which were held in Monkstown Community School on Saturday, April 12. He is pictured receiving the winning silverware from Deputy Mayor Dineen Walker and Ray Hall, RSPBANI Chairman. INNT 16-507CON Pic by John Kelly

Ballyclare piper Kris Coyle was crowned Ulster Senior Piping Champion at the 2014 Ulster Solo Piping and Drumming Championships at the weekend.

The 64th annual competition was held in Monkstown Community School on Saturday, April 12.

Organised by the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association Northern Ireland Branch, the event attracted the province’s top pipers and drummers.

The piping adjudicators were Alan Forbes and Harry Stevenson and the drumming adjudicators were Mark Wilson and Sandy Steele.

After several hours of intense competition, Alderman Dineen Walker, Deputy Mayor of Newtownabbey, presented the silverware to the overall winners.

They were: Kris Coyle of Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band, 2014 Ulster Senior Piping Champion and William Glenholmes of Cullybackey Pipe Band, 2014 Ulster Senior Drumming Champion.

Kris, a member of Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band since 2005, previously played with the 
Monkstown Mossley Pipe Band.