Ballycoan imports three from AusHigh; marks 75th year; forms Juvenile band

Published: July 31, 2010
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. . . organization’s Rule 2.14: “No person shall be allowed to play in a contest who has not been registered for fourteen days prior to the contest date.”

“I’m very excited about gaining three experienced players, especially in time for the World’s,” said Ballycoan Pipe-Major Alfie Rea.  “The band has been going very well recently and this can only add to our end-of-season push.”

Ballycoan also said that it has started a junior band, with an aim to compete in Grade 4 in 2011, and that practices have already commenced.

Ballycoan is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, and will mark the occasion with a reunion of current and former members and supporters at an event on August 7th at the Carden in Lisburn, Northern Ireland.

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