THE British champion for Irish music on the mouth organ is a Droitwich man, and now he is seeking global glory, once again, for his skills with the reeds.

Patrick Healy has won the British Championship for mouth organ playing two years in a row, delighting judges with traditional Irish music, and he is also the current Midland regional champion on the melodeon.

This weekend, on June 24 and 25, he'll be in London, competing once again in the British Champions for both mouth organ and melodeon, and if he finds success, Mr Healey will have qualified for the World Championship four times in a row.

Mr Healy said: "Hosts of the competition, Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann, is the largest worldwide organisation devoted to the promotion and preservation of Irish traditional music, song, dance and language.

"People in first and second place go through to the World Championship which will be held Ennis in Ireland this year."

Mr Healy himself is Irish-born. His family moved to Droitwich in the 1960s.