Rathcoole Protestant Boys fundraiser - 29/05/10

The Rathcoole Protestant Boys invited us to play for them and i am glad we did. They are a good bunch of lads in a newly formed band. Not yet on the road so anything we can do to help achieve this we will.

The Orange Hall in East Belfast is a good big hall. The only downside being the echo. Ourselves, Monkstown YCV and the Kilcluney Volunteers all attended tonight.

Our own band played with 6 drummers, 2 bass drummers and 12 flautists. Even with smaller numbers i thought the echo while playing was wild. Tonight our long standing bass drummer Chris snr played his last performance with us for a while as he heads of for a tour of duty with the Royal Irish. The band would like to wish him well and safe home soon. It was a great send of.

Unfortunatley i cannot report on the other 2 bands as i headed home. Im sure both bands done well.

Good luck to the Rathcoole Protestant Boys from the EBPB.

John Keenan
East Belfast Protestant Boys Flute Band Chairman