Another wet and windy Saturday got me thinking back to some of the better days of last summer and the 2013 pipe band contest season.
One of the finest days was undoubtedly the Mid-Ulster Pipe Band Championships at Cookstown which was bathed in hot sunshine.
I have pulled a video of the finale and the salute to the chieftain from the archives which gives a flavour of the event and reminds us that the new contest season is just over 10 weeks away!
Before then there is a lot of local concerts taking place around the province.
Looking further ahead the month of April sees the Cullybackey Solos and the Ulster Solo Championships.
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