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Kilcluney Day with a royal theme as flute band plans Jubilee ‘showcase’

'The band will be distributing hundreds of promotional items and gifts including special Platinum Jubilee souvenir books'

Kilcluney Volunteers Flute Band, Markethill, leaving Stormont Estate during the Northern Ireland Centenary Parade in Belfast on Saturday. (Photo taken by Pictures on Parade)

Kilcluney Volunteers Flute Band will be hosting their annual parade and competition on Friday, June 3 in Markethill.

This year, the theme of the parade is a celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and the band is keen to make the event a spectacular showcase to mark the milestone.

Known throughout the band scene as ‘The First Friday in June’ and ‘Kilcluney Day’, a large turnout of bands is once again expected on the streets of Markethill.

On the night, a variety of silver, pipe, accordion and flute bands from across the country will be present, providing entertainment to suit all musical tastes.

Kilcluney have worked closely with the local community to ensure the parade is as family friendly as possible and the band is very proud of the atmosphere created at it.

The band will be distributing hundreds of promotional items and gifts including special Platinum Jubilee souvenir books. There will also be a band merchandise stall situated at the parade finishing point.

The band would appreciate everyone in attendance on Friday obeying the parking restrictions and complying with council by-laws, in line with the family ethos of the event. The parade starts at 7.30pm sharp.

A spokesperson for Kilcluney said: “This year’s parade is shaping up to be another fantastic night of entertainment for the whole family. Members of the band have been working tirelessly towards this date for months ensuring that everything is in place for a memorable Platinum Jubilee celebration parade in Markethill.”

Kilcluney are always seeking dedicated new recruits of all ages. Tuition classes for the flute and drum sections commence at 7.30pm every Monday night at Kilcluney Orange Hall on Mowhan Road.

All new members will be given a warm welcome and the band will endeavour to organise transport if required.

For further information on the parade and the band, visit the Kilcluney pages on Facebook and Twitter, which are updated regularly with news, clips and photos.

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