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Pipe band championships: Competitors set for Stormont

Members of the Major Sinclair Memorial Pipes and Drum Band

Members of the Major Sinclair Memorial Pipes and Drum Band

A total of 111 bands will take part in the UK Pipe Band Championships at Stormont later this month.

Members of the public are invited to see pipers, drummers, highland dancers and drum majors from across the UK and Ireland at the free entry event on Saturday, June 14.

The chairman of the competition development committee, councillor Deirdre Hargey, said: “Piping has a fantastic following not just in Britain and Ireland but from around the world.

“It attracts thousands of people which is why we are delighted Belfast has succeeded in attracting this major new event.

“We are hosting it this year and in 2015, in partnership with the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association.”

They are delighted, she said, with the success of the three previous European Pipe Band Championships which Belfast hosted and are “thrilled” to use the Stormont estate once again for the competition.

For information see www.belfastcity.gov.uk/events

 

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