Shirley Pipe Band hits 50

By Laura Payne 08/06 Updated: 14/06 09:41

Buy photos » Drum Major Keith Murphy leading a display by Shirley Pipe Band. (s)

MUSIC filled the air as hundreds of people attended a celebration to mark the 50th anniversary of Shirley Pipe Band.

A day long event was held at Shirley Golf Course featuring entertainment focused on traditional music and dance.

As well as music from the band there were also performances from saxophone ensemble AD Saxes, award-winning folk singer Lucy Ward and Scottish Country Dancers while Solihull Mayor Ken Hawkins was also in attendance.

The pipe band mainly play around the Midlands but they have also performed further afield in the UK and Europe.

They evolved from the Drum and Bugle Band of the 1st Shirley Scouts and members of the Scouts went along to the celebration.

The band practice in Shirley on Tuesdays and Fridays and are keen to hear from anyone wishing to join them.

For more information visit www.shirleypipeband.com or call Simon Hayward, the band's secretary, on 07814 314097 or 024 76440263.

Popular Stories »

More news »

Brothers jailed for firearms offences

TWO BROTHERS have been jailed for firearms offences

Heavy rain set to cause flooding across the region

REMAIN vigilant and prepare for flooding - that

Residents fight to save listed building

RESIDENTS in Acocks Green are campaigning to save

School crossing patrols could be axed

SCHOOL crossing patrols could be axed to save

Regional news »


Coventry Observer
Godiva Festival faces council cuts axe

COVENTRY’S much-celebrated annual Godiva Festival could be held every two ...

Redditch Standard
NHS workers punched, kicked and scratched

HOSPITAL staff have been punched, kicked and scratched during 120 ...

Leamington Observer
Arnold Lodge receives old boy's Victoria Cross

THE BRAVERY of a First World War hero will be ...

Stratford Observer
Gold curtain up at Holy Trinity Church in Stratford on ...

THE CLOSE connection between internationally renowned textile designer Tibor Reich ...

Business Directory »

See your advert here »