Tartan invasion descends on town

Seven Towers who will compete in the Grade 1 competition with the likes of Cullybackey, Ravara and St Laurence O'Toole from Dublin
Seven Towers who will compete in the Grade 1 competition with the likes of Cullybackey, Ravara and St Laurence O'Toole from Dublin
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THE 58th Annual Pipe Band and Drum Majors Championships run by the Mid-Ulster Section of the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association will descend on Cookstown High School on Saturday 9th June commencing at 12 noon.

There is an entry of 46 bands to compete, 12 in Grade 4B, 12 in Grade 4A, 7 in Grade 3B, 7 in Grade 3A, 4 in Grade 2 and 4 band to compete in the Grade 1 Competition. There is also a large entry for the Drum Majors Competition.

The chieftain of the Day will be Davy Taylor, Davy is widely known within the Pipe Band circle’s, we hope he enjoys his day acting as the Chieftain.

The adjudicators for the day are, Piping John Wilson, Harry Stevenson, Drumming Sandy Steele and Ciaran Mordant, with Marching and Deportment being adjudicated by Walter Lambe and Kathy Megarry. The Drum Majors competition will be judged by Roger Young and Jim Graham.

The event is being run in association with Cookstown District Council which we greatly appreciate their assistance.

The Grade 1 competition will consist of the bands, Seven Towers, Cullybackey, Ravara and St Laurence O’Toole from Dublin. There is also a large entry of Mid-Ulster bands to compete throughout all the grades.

This event proves to be an excellent day and all we hope for now is that the good weather continues so we can all enjoy the beautiful sights and sounds from this wonderful event.