Dunloy parade raises more than £8000

An evening of music was the order of the day on Saturday 27th July as the members of Dunloy Accordion band staged their annual parade.

Top class music was the focus at several venues throughout the town centre, which was already bustling in anticipation of the parade. Spectators made were treated to outstanding performances from the legendary Baillies Mills Accordion band at Castlecroft and Churchill and Ballyhalbert Flute bands at High Street.

The 74 visiting bands this year again were delighted by the fantastic welcome they received. Indeed there was a real carnival atmosphere as the town was awash with colour from the balloons and flags which the members of the Dunloy band had given to the many children present to watch the procession.

A band spokesperson said they were extremely grateful to the spectators, bands and everyone else who once again came out this year to make the event an unrivalled success. A fantastic sum of £8233.69 was raised for band funds from the street collection throughout the day and the evening and the band would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who contributed in any way.