World champion drummer Samuel Hanna is set to beat a path to a Town Hall reception

Samuel Hanna
DRUM ROLL PLEASE…Samuel Hanna is world champion.

HE was the best at the beat to beat the best in the world and now a reception at The Braid/Ballymena Town Hall beckons for young drummer Samuel Hanna.

The snare drummer with Broughshane and District Pipe Band won the World Solo Championship for drumming in the Under-14 category in Glasgow, DUP councillor Audrey Wales said.

Speaking at the monthly meeting of Mid & East Antrim Borough Council in Ballymena, Mrs Wales asked for a Mayor’s Reception to be held to mark the achievement.

The councillor said it was “brilliant” that young Samuel went to Scotland and came back with the World Solo Drumming Championship”.

Broughshane Pipe Band said on social media: “Massive congratulations to our snare drummer Samuel Hanna who came First at the world solos in Glasgow!”

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