‘To The Beat of the Drum’ Podcast 4: Band Life During & After Lockdown

The 4th in our week of podcasts looks at ‘Band Life During and After Lockdown’ this podcast looks at how band life halted for so many in March 2020 and how bands did virtual performances and the challenges in bringing the band back in Summer 2021.

In this podcast, Londonderry Bands are joined by Stephen Bailie from Ballywalter Flute Band and Matthew Warwick from Castlegore Flute Band and are both committee members for the Flute Band Association of NI.

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Derry City & Strabane

Londonderry Bands Forum

Organiser Bio: The Londonderry Bands Forum are members of the Confederation of Ulster Bands and have lobbied on behalf of all bands with government and statutory agencies in order to try to stop music, culture and bands being used as a political football between various political factions. The organisations offers practical employment based training to members through Event Management and Driving Skills courses. They have also offered young leader training and work on media training, both social and mainstream, and promote achievement for all in the education system.

Contact Name: Stephen Porter

Contact Number: 0780 931 5636

Contact Email: [email protected]

Address: 20-22 Hawkin Street Londonderry BT48 6RE

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