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Battle of the Bands
Dear fellow loyalists ,
We would be great obliged if you could accept our
invitation to this years Battle of the Bands. As you may or may not know , we have been running this competition for four consecutive years and set the standards of the event across Ulster.
We started the competition back in 2002 and it has been such a success each year. We hope to make it a success out off you, as well as our competition!. In each section the winners will receive a grand prize of £1000 and a trophy to commemorate your victory
Heat 1 – Saturday 24th February 2007 Blood and Thunders 5 bands.
Heat 2 – Saturday 3rd March 2007 Blood and Thunder 5 bands.
Melody Night – Saturday 10th march 2007 4 bands one night £1000 to winner.
Grand Final 17th March 4 Blood and Thunder bands
ARE YOU UP FOR THE IT
REMEMBER, WHO DARES WINS
CONTACT US ON [email protected] or 07907301344
Posted December 31, 2006 4:32 pm
ALL THE BEST FOR 2007
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO VIEW A FULL SET BY SARACEN FB WITHOUT HAVING TO JOIN FORUMS GO TO SHANKHILL RD.DEFEDERS SITE – ONTO THE GUESTBOOK – ROLL DOWN TO A POST BY DIXIE NOV 28TH – CLICK THE SMALL WEB SIGN AND ITS THERE.
THIS IS A GREAT SITE FOR BAND VIDEOS CHECK OUT THE ‘OUR CONTEST’ PAGE
AS ALL THE BANDS IN FULL ARE ON IT.
I GAVE ONE OF YOUR BOYS MY SAMPLER CD HOPE YOU LIKED IT
Posted November 16, 2006 6:30 pm
ulster scotch rally
some of you may remember me from the rememberance day parade in sydenym. I’m in the Lower Woodstock Ulster-Scots Flute Band. You were saying about selling drums and maybe your bassdrum; send me an email about it if you can [email protected]. cheers guys keep up the good work
Posted November 11, 2006 1:45 pm
Just letting everyone know that as you can or will see we have changed the look of the design of forum so its a set Skin for everyone!!
Just added a new skin for our forum. Personally I love the new design and def makes it alot easier on the eyes to read
Also it now has a straight link to our website at top so please come have a look and feel free to register.
Please feel free to leave message in our suggestion link to let us know what you like/dislike.
Posted October 17, 2006 6:39 pm
On behalf of the Officers and members Of the Shankill Road defenders F.B. I would like to thank the band for playing at our recent Indoor contest, and supporting the band. Thanks again for a great performance.
I have posted Your full set from saturdays contest below.
Posted October 16, 2006 4:23 am
enjoyed the band at srd comp
nice steady pace all the way
Posted September 29, 2006 7:16 am
hope uz all had a good day last sunday. not 2 drunk. tenerife outstanding. 2 warm 4 me. c uz all soon.
Posted August 23, 2006 6:13 pm
The Ulster Grenadiers
The Ulster Grenadiers 10th Annual Parade and Contest will be held in Carrickfergus on Fri 1st September leaving from Carrick Castle at 7:30pm Sharp. This years parade will be led by Queen Elizabeth Accordion from Glasgow. The parade will also include 7 other bands from Scotland as many as 40 so far from Ulster.
Trophies will be awarded in he usual categories. Could all bands holding 1st place from last year are urged to return on or before the parade.
All bands welcome
Posted August 22, 2006 9:22 am
Could you add our web address www.theravenfb.com to your links page please.
Posted August 3, 2006 11:34 am
BLACK SKULL CORPS OF FIFE & DRUMS CONCERTS.
To end of our 25th anniversary year, B.S.G. are holding concerts in Scotland and Ulster with special guest appearance from the Ulster-Scots folk orchestra, the concert is based on a cultural heritage evening of traditional Ulster Scots folk music and traditional fife & drum music and the not so traditional, the concert-show will run for approx over two hours, with a 25min interval during the show.
The Ulster Scots folk orchestra will take to the stage first to perform their wildly acclaimed show of Ulster Scots folk music, and then B.S.G. will take to the stage to perform their marching through the year’s program which will last for just over 1.hour.)The concert-show we are attempting to put on, with lighting and sound technicians, professional DVD and CD recording people etc, has never been attempted by our kind of band as far as we are aware, this is a new direction and major step forward for the B.S.G. and one which we are all looking forward to participating in.
As for the bands part in the concert/show, we will be performing some intricate fife & drum sets, traditional loyal air sets, jigs, reels, military & some military march sets, along with flute solos and a host of other musical delights, which we hope will be enjoyed by all. we will be incorporating a lot of musical instruments not normally associated with marching flute bands to try and bring a different flavour of sounds not normally associated or performed by street bands like our self’s, The band will be using three different sets of marching snare drums in the concert, i.e. long rope drums, high tension drums, standard military 97s drums as well tenor drums timpani drums bohdran drums ect. We have tried to be as varied as possible for the concert and hope we can give a polished performance and a good account of what our culture and traditions are all about.
The concerts in Glasgow will be held on Friday the 8th & Saturday the 9th of September, doors will open at 7pm. The concert will begin at 8.pm, there will be a licensed bar in the lounge hall on both evening. Bar will open from 7.pm and closed ten mins before the show begins at 7.50pm. the bar will reopen during the interval approx 9.pm for 25 mins, before the second part of the show begins, after the concert is finish the bar will reopen for those who wish to stay for a refreshment
(NO DRINKS OF ANY KIND PERMITED IN THE MAIN HALL DURING THE CONCERT)
TICKETS FOR THE GLASGOW CONCERTS DATES ARE “NOW ON SALE” and can be purchased on line through pay pal or you can contact this telephone number to purchase tickets 07969 282 406
TICKETS FOR THE LISBURN CONCERT DATE “ ARE NOW ON SALE” And be purchased form the lagan valley Island centre Lisburn Tel; 028 9250 9292 When booking from Island centre please ask for heritage evening concert tickets.
TICKETS FOR LISBURN CONCERT. Can also be purchased from the following outlets, DRUM SOUNDS 96 SANDYROW, BELFAST,
UNION JACK SHOP NEWTOWNARDS RD BELFAST
TICKET PRICES, Fri 8th Sept Sat 9th Sept
O.A.P. £ 6.00
CHILD up to 12 years £ 6.00