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Tough task for judge at Ballymena Irish Dancing Festival

Ciara Burley and Rebecca Fleming of the Seven Towers School of Dancing who were winners at the Ballymena Festival. Ciara won the Under 7 Reel while Rebecca won the Under 7 Novice Reel. INBT 08-122JC

Ciara Burley and Rebecca Fleming of the Seven Towers School of Dancing who were winners at the Ballymena Festival. Ciara won the Under 7 Reel while Rebecca won the Under 7 Novice Reel. INBT 08-122JC

TOP adjudicator, Leslie Baird, from Mijas Spain, had an extremely difficult task of selecting the winners from this year’s Irish Dancing, open competition of the Ballymena Festival of Music, Speech and Dance.

There were over 650 entries from various dancing schools throughout the province, competing in a range of classes, over the six days.

These classes were for children under 5 years to adults. The audiences along with Mr Baird, were treated to a very high standard of dancing, making it very competitive. Mr Baird stated to the audience that the standard of dancing was exceptionally high. Musical accompaniment for the dancers was provided by Rose Murray and Dierdre Mullholland, Piano, Leslie Craig, Accordian and Johnny Murphy, Iain MacKay and Nial McLean, Fiddle.

Full results and more pictures in this week’s Ballymena Times.

 

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