To the Beat of the Drum Podcast – Spring into Tune

A series of 5 podcasts were released throughout Good Relations Week looking at the work of the Bands Forum over the past 10 years and its work during lockdown.

The third in our series of podcasts for Good Relations Week sees Andrew Lynch, Londonderry Bands Forum Educational Outreach Officer look at the work of the Londonderry Bands Forum outreach work and schools programme. This podcast also featured interviews with other North West Cultural Partnership programmes with Darren Milligan, Bready and District Ulster Scots and Georgina Kee McCarter from the Sollus Highland Dancers. The programmes worked with local school and groups teaching flute, bagpipes and Highland Dancing.

This podcast looked at various aspects of their works and the background to the programmes.


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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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