Northern Ireland music student Michelle McCloskey has expressed her delight after achieving a distinction in her Grade 4 Bodhran exam accredited by the London College of Music.
She achieved the grade after taking lessons with the Traditional Music Partnership, a group responsible for organising traditional music lessons at the Mullaghbawn in Co Armagh, and music grades are accredited through the Irish Traditional Music Syllabus operated by the London College of Music.
Speaking after receiving the news, Ms McCloskey said: "I feel proud of my achievement and would like to thank my tutor and family for their support."
She was one of the 53 students from the school who undertook exams on a range of traditional instruments.
Bodhran grades were introduced last year, and since then 32 students have taken exams through the Traditional Arts Partnership.
Registration for all new classes starts at 7pm in Mullaghbawn Community Centre, on August 31.