Re-formed Loughmacrory Accordion Band to play at County Final
The Loughmacrory Accordion Band, Páistí Ná Fingréine, which was formed in the early 1970’s and is named after the largest lough in the Loughmacrory area, Lough Fingrean, has seen an intriguing revival. The reformation of the band has taken place again in 2014 and has now seen a number of key dates at events in recent months.
The band was very active for over a decade and re-grouped again in 1987 for the official opening of St Mary’s Chapel in Loughmacrory.
They spent the following 4 years ‘on the march’ around Fleadheanna, parades, sports days and competitions and were then largely inactive until 2009 when they re-formed to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Cumann Luthchleas Gael.
The official opening of Loughmacrory’s new sporting and community facilities in June this year presented an opportunity for the band to play a part. This ushered in a revitalised determination to keep the band going and recruit a new generation into its ranks.
Practice sessions are planned for the autumn and winter and anyone who wants to join up is very welcome. Full details can be accessed on www.loughmacrory.com or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Páistí Ná Fingréine was delighted with the opportunity to play at the Tyrone Senior Hurling Final recently and will again be on-field again this coming Sunday for the Senior Club Football County final…