Pipe band says big thanks to generous locals

Members of Ballyboley Pipe Band. INLT 19-601-CON
Members of Ballyboley Pipe Band. INLT 19-601-CON

Ballyboley Pipe Band would like to express our deepest thanks to the people of Larne for their very generous support over the years.

Yet again, on Saturday, April 11 at our annual cake sale, we received unprecedented support from the local community for which we are truly grateful. This has greatly encouraged the young members, who are delighted that it is now possible for the band to purchase new items of uniform.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all the ladies and gentleman of the support committee, who donned their aprons and lifted the

wooden spoons, providing such a wide and varied range of goodies on the day.

Excitement is growing as our 100th anniversary fast approaches. Preparations are well underway with Raymond Clifford, our drum major and oldest serving member, and Grahame Harris, pipe sergeant and secretary, putting together an oral and photographic history of the band from its inception in 1919.

If anyone has stories, old photographs, old uniforms, newspaper cuttings or if you or a family member has ever played with the band, we would love to hear from you. Please contact Grahame Harris on 028 9443 2412 or email ballyboleypipeband@gmail.com

You can also call in and see us at band practices on Mondays and Thursdays from 7pm to 9pm.

We are very proud to be a pipe band in the Larne borough and look forward to seeing you as we are out and about at concerts and festivals throughout the coming months.

For more information on any and all band activities, please visit our Facebook page.

Kim Harris