‘Musical Micks’ at Thiepval gala

THE BAND, PIPES AND DRUMS OF THE IRISH GUARDS PLAY AT TITANIC MUSEUM, BELFAST

The Band, Pipes and Drums of the Irish Guards visited Northern Ireland for eight days to perform at a number of military and charitable events.  On Sunday 30th Sep, they visited the recently opened Titanic Museum in Belfast and played a small set for the general public.
THE BAND, PIPES AND DRUMS OF THE IRISH GUARDS PLAY AT TITANIC MUSEUM, BELFAST The Band, Pipes and Drums of the Irish Guards visited Northern Ireland for eight days to perform at a number of military and charitable events. On Sunday 30th Sep, they visited the recently opened Titanic Museum in Belfast and played a small set for the general public.

A gala evening has been organised at Thiepval Barracks to raise money for the Army Benevolent Fund.

The black tie event will be held on Wednesday June 29 at 7.30pm and the band of the Irlsh Guards, who are nicknamed ‘the Micks’, will be making a special appearance on the night.

The evening is not only designed to raise funds for soldiers, veterans and families in times of hardship, but also to reward the charity’s top fundraisers with certificates of commendation.

Charity Director David Forsey said: “We are very honoured to be hosting the Micks and I think we can promise our guests a very special musical treat.”

This is the first time band of the Irish Guards have visited Northern Ireland since 2012, when over £13,000 was raised for The army Benevolent Fund, The Soldier’s Charity.

The Band of the Irish Guard’s Director of Music, Bruce Miller, said: “We are really looking forward to our visit to Northern Ireland.

“We are particularly pleased to support this fantastic charity and I encourage everyone from the Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council area to come along and see us perform.”

Tickets to the Black tie event are £35pp and can be obtained by calling ABF on 02892 678112 or ni@soldierscharity.org.

Whilst in Northern Ireland, the band of the Irish Guards will also be performing a Somme commemorative comcert at Alexandra Presbyterian Church in Belfast on Tuesday June 28.

Proceeds from the concert will be going towards the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. Tickets forthe Somme commemoration, priced £5, are available online at www.eventbrite.co.uk.