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This year the band have accepted offers to attend three different foreign trips, including; Bressuire Highland Games, Aviles Interceltic Festival and Lorient Interceltic Festival.

The bands first trip is to Bressuire Highland games in France, from the 12th-15th of June. Bressuire is a town in the west of France which dates back to Celtic times and the Highland Games is an event that the band have previously attended in 2005, 2008 and 2009. The band has great memories of the games and over the years have made many friends including Askol Ha Brug Pipe Band and Sant Brieg & District Pipe Band, which we all look forward to catching up with.

The Bands Second trip is Avilés interceltic festival in Spain from the 22nd-25th of July. Avilés is a town in northern Spain also with a strong Celtic connection and again is an event that the band has attended previously in 2013. Our last visit to Avilés allowed us to showcase our whole repertoire through the many parades, small performances, one hour concert and also playing alongside celtic rock band Aceltica. Another fantastic location and event the band look forward to returning to.

Our last trip of the year will be to the Lorient Interceltic Festival in Brittany France from the 5th-18th August. Lorient is considered by many the crème de la crème of foreign trips, due to the huge scale of the festival and great atmosphere throughout the ten days. The band has previously attended Lorient in 2010, 2011 and 2012. During trip the band will be performing every night as the lead Scottish band, in the le grand spectacle concert alongside acts from Brittany, Ireland, Wales, Cumbria, the Isle of Man, Cornwall, Cape Breton Island, Galicia, Asturias, Acadia, other Scottish bands and the entire Celtic diaspora. The band will also be performing in its own concert, take part in the Grande Parade and also compete in the pipe band competition. Again this is a trip which is eagerly anticipated by by the band, as it's now been three years since we last attended the festival.

The band has been invited to so many foreign engagements showing the reputation we have gained over the years and the subsequent invitations to go back to these events year on year enforce this.


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