2002 - Darren Scroggie

Guitarist Darren Scroggie from Ballymena Academy won in 2002. Since then he has completed five years studying medicine at Queens University, and is now a doctor at Causeway Hospital, Coleraine. 

Though medicine now clearly takes up his primary focus, Darren still finds extraordinary time to devote to his music. He still plays classic and jazz guitar, and is a member of James Huish’s Michael Bublé Tribute Band. 

However his intense love of music also spreads to the flute – and in particular to the championship-winning Kellswater Flute Band. With them he plays a full range of wind instruments – from the piccolo through G-treble and concert flute, to the enormous sub-contra bass flute at the other.