One thousand performers for Lurgan Park

The Craigavon and Districts Pipe Band Championship will take place in Lurgan Park on Saturday, June 18th. There will also be a 'Stroll in the Park' in aid of the Children's Hospice on Friday, June 17th, at 7.30pm.
Pictured at the launch of the event is Ma
The Craigavon and Districts Pipe Band Championship will take place in Lurgan Park on Saturday, June 18th. There will also be a 'Stroll in the Park' in aid of the Children's Hospice on Friday, June 17th, at 7.30pm. Pictured at the launch of the event is Ma

More than 1,000 performers are expected at Lurgan Park next week for the Annual Pipe Band and Drum Major championships.

The Craigavon and District Pipe Band and Drum Major Championships have proved very popular in the past and a number of well known bands are expected for this year’s competition on June 18.

Performers from all over Ireland will compete in the event playing a wonderful spectrum of music and showcasing their melodic talents to visitors from near and far.

Organised by the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association (Co. Down Section) in partnership with Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, the championships will get under way from 11am.

There will be up to 45 pipe bands and 45 drum majors competing in the various contest grades.

There will also be plenty of entertainment on offer with a wide range of delicious food at the cuisine court, a staged area with cultural music and dancing along with face painting, balloon modelling and a kid’s fairground zone to keep your little ones entertained.

Lord Mayor Councillor Darryn Causby said: “I am delighted this brilliant event is once again returning to Lurgan Park.

“The competition is always of an exceptionally high level and showcases the exceptional talents of all the musicians who take part.

“With excellent music, good food and fun-filled family activities – it’s a day out not to miss!”

Mervyn Herron, RSPBA Co Down Secretary, added: “We are so pleased to be returning to Lurgan Park, it is the perfect venue for these championships.

“There will be hundreds of competitors entertaining the crowds on the day and as always the standard is exceptionally high level so the competition will be tough.”

Admission is £5 and 18s and under are free.

There will be a complimentary shuttle bus from Lurgan town centre to the event.

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