Sir James Galway congratulates local flautist

Local musician Ross Houston was the winner at the inaugural 'Big Flute Challenge' 15 and under flute competition which was panelled bythe legendary flautist Sir James Galway and Lady Jeanne Galway.'He received �150.00 and a  handmade solid silver flute head-joint sponsored by Ian McLaughlin Head-jointsPicture submitted.

Local musician Ross Houston was the winner at the inaugural 'Big Flute Challenge' 15 and under flute competition which was panelled bythe legendary flautist Sir James Galway and Lady Jeanne Galway.'He received �150.00 and a handmade solid silver flute head-joint sponsored by Ian McLaughlin Head-jointsPicture submitted.

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Ross Houston being presented with the winner’s prize at this year’s Big Flute Challenge competition for 15 years and under by Sir James and Lady Jeanne Galway. Event and competition sponsors Ian McLaughlin and Jonathan Myall of Just Flutes London are also pictured.

The two day event, held at The Whitla Hall and Opera House Belfast, attracted over 450 flautists worldwide.

£2000.00 was also raised for local charities Marie Curie and Children’s Hospice.