From Lisburn’s Wallace Park to a festival in France for Ulster Scots Juvenile Pipe Band

Pipe Major Andy McGregor (left in back row) and the Ulster-Scots Agency Juvenile Pipe Band pictured after performing at an open air concert in Wallace Park, Lisburn on Sunday afternoon 31st July as part of the Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council Park Life summer programme.

Pipe Major Andy McGregor (left in back row) and the Ulster-Scots Agency Juvenile Pipe Band pictured after performing at an open air concert in Wallace Park, Lisburn on Sunday afternoon 31st July as part of the Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council Park Life summer programme.

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The latest in a series of open-air concerts took place in Lisburn’s Wallace Park at the weekend.

Pipe Major Andy McGregor and the Ulster-Scots Agency Juvenile Pipe Band performed in the park’s bandstand on Sunday afternoon (July 31).

John McSwiggan, Michelle McWilliams, Patricia Gildea, Andrea Gildea, Jane McSwiggan and Brown Shaw pictured at an open air concert in Wallace Park, Lisburn on Sunday afternoon 31st July.

John McSwiggan, Michelle McWilliams, Patricia Gildea, Andrea Gildea, Jane McSwiggan and Brown Shaw pictured at an open air concert in Wallace Park, Lisburn on Sunday afternoon 31st July.

The free concerts are held at the bandstand each Sunday as part of the Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council ‘Park Life’ summer programme.

One concert-goer said of Sunday’s performance: “The band played a great selection of foot-tapping tunes including ‘I love a lassie’ and ‘Highland Cathedral’. “

Yesterday (Thursday) the Juvenile Pipe band departed for France.

There its members will spend 10 days taking part in the ‘Festival Interceltique de Lorient’. The festival, which celebrates Celtic culture, is attended by around 700,000 people from all over the world.

Pipe Major Andy McGregor and Chloe and Owen (Ulster-Scots Agency Juvenile Pipe Band) pictured with Drew Bingham, John Kelly and Rodney Dowling at an open air concert in Wallace Park, Lisburn on Sunday afternoon 31st July.

Pipe Major Andy McGregor and Chloe and Owen (Ulster-Scots Agency Juvenile Pipe Band) pictured with Drew Bingham, John Kelly and Rodney Dowling at an open air concert in Wallace Park, Lisburn on Sunday afternoon 31st July.

It features around 200 events and shows and 5,000 performers on the bill.