|Ronnie McCully: 1968 - 1972
A church organist who recently celebrated 65 years behind the organ console in numerous churches in Northern Ireland, Ronnie took over the choir when Norman Hawkins died; he brought a formidable musical experience with him. Ronnie had been an experienced choirmaster already and as director of the YMCA choir conducted large scale performances of Handel's Messiah in Belfast each year. Ronnie was previously conductor of the Clarence Male Voice Choir. His arrival with Harlandic saw the intensification of radio broadcasts as well as the choirs first long playing record being released. the choirs competitive heritage was not forgotten or abandoned, under Ronnie's expert guidance Harlandic won the inaugural BBC "Let the People Sing" competition as well as festivals at Belfast, Morecombe and Glasgow. Ronnie is still involved in music today, he is organist at the Church of Christ Scientist, Belfast.