The first outdoor competition of the Northern Ireland pipe band season will be held in Bangor Co Down on Saturday 16 May, but members of Finvoy Pipe Band are already looking beyond this to August when they will travel to Glasgow to compete in the World Pipe Band Championships in August.
The Finvoy band have tasted succes at this massive event before having been crowned World Champions in Grade 3A back in 2004 and, on their last appearance at this event in 2011, the band made it through a tough qualifying heat to the final.
The band has arranged a three day trip to the 2015 Championships. The trip will depart on Friday 14 August with local coach pickup then onward to Glasgow by ferry. Special accommodation rates have been negotiated with the four star Apex City of Glasgow Hotel on Bath Street right in the city centre convenient to Buchannan Galleries shopping centre, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and close to the famous Sauchiehall Street.
On Saturday 15 August after an early breakfast the band will travel to Glasgow Green for the competition, returning home on Sunday 16 August. Anyone interested in joining this trip should contact Paul on 07753405563 for further details.