|Posted by Rightly On on August 26, 2010 at 11:30 AM|
The band has been extremely busy from the last update...
First was Drumlough Ulster Scots Night. Held in Drumlough Orange Hall, Hillsborough alongside the Drumlough Pipe Band and another ensemble which included Ian Burrows and Mark Wilson. We played 2 half hour selections to a good crowd who liked to clap along, sing and stamp their feet! The Hall was packed and everyone has an enjoyable night.
Next was Maghera Cultural Night.. a concert which we appeared at last year as well. The line up this year was Maghera Fife and Drum, Eden Accordian Group, Alastair Scott Ceilidh Band, The Wee Lassies along with various other solo artists and ourselves. We finished off the first half with a half hour of our finest tunes to cap off what was an extremely talented first half of artists! Again, another fine night of entertainment from all involved.
Coleraine Borough Council got in contact with us to see if we were interested in performing for 2 nights in Portrush and Portstewart at their new Brighter Nights Programme. THe idea of this programme is to take young people of the streets and entertain them with music provide from the council free of charge to the audience. We were very keen to do this and had 2 one hour shows.. one in Portrush Amphitheatre and the other in Portstewart Bandstand. Both nights seen good crowds in attendance with the saturday night finished of with the appearance of Jimmy Nesbitt in Portrush probably there just to hear us!!
Cairncastle was the next gig on our list and one of the highlights of our year! Situated just outside Larne in a small village was a huge marquee which can hold around 1000 people. With the video cameras there to record for a dvd (which will be available around October), the stage blacked out, coloured lights and smoke machine it was a great venue with a large crowd there in support. It was a great night which other great performances from the Lyttle Family Folk Band and Risin' Stour. This is a great festival well worth attending.
We then had a 3 week break from concerts which made way for the World Pipe Band Championships, a priority for every pipe bands person! Neil was piping at it with Rab there as a spectator!
Rightly On then got invited to play in Belfast City Hall by the Ulster Scots Community Network for an Ulster Scots meeting, it was another great venue, with guests such as UTV's Paul Clarke, Minister for Culture - Nelson McCausland and the Chief Executive of the Ulster Scots Agency all in attendance.
Keep checking back at our Calendar as more gigs will be added shortly. More Videos will also be added to our Gallery asap. Links to the DVD from Cairncastle will be posted as soon as they become available.