The Purpose

The proceeds of the South Donegal Bands Forum competition will equally aid Ballymagroarty Accordion Band, Moyne Pipe Band and Killaghtee Accordion Band.

All bands regularly participate within their local communities and at charitable events. They have also showcased their musical talent in Scotland, England and further overseas in Canada and Russia.

Band members comprise of diverse ages, junior to senior. Marching bands instil a camaraderie with a love of music that maintains an ethos of traditional culture. Many families have long established ties to their band whereby the musical skills are caringly passed to the next aspiring generation.

The bulk of our fundraising effort will go towards funding a trip for these three bands to Canada in July 2022 where they have been invited to perform at events in Toronto, Niagara Falls and London, Ontario.  Associated costs on instruments, uniforms, insurance and transport etc are an ever-increasing financial concern. This South Donegal Band Forum competition will assist to safeguard the heritage of these bands in rural South Donegal whilst promote our unique traditional culture further afield.