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    The article below is taken from todays Belfast Telegraph, it looks like a good concert I only wish I was on leave to see it.

    The British and Irish armies are joining forces to beat the band for Christmas in Northern Ireland.

    The Band of the Irish Guards and the Band of the Irish Defence Forces will come together to perform in a special Yuletide concert in Belfast.

    It is the first time the Irish Guards band, now based in London, and the Republic's Defence Forces band will have played together in the United Kingdom.

    Organisers of the Gala Celebration of Christmas Peace at the Waterfront Hall have thanked the GOC Northern Ireland Lieutenant General Sir Redmund Watt, the Ministry of Defence and Irish Minister of Defence, Willie O'Dea for allowing the bands to make music together.

    "They made the necessary arrangements for the two bands to come together," said Presbyterian Minister the Rev Alan Mitchell, the man behind the annual concerts.

    The bands will also be joined by the London Community Gospel Choir, and Ruth Graham, the daughter of renowned American evangelist, Dr Billy Graham at the event on December 12.

    There are two performances at 2.30pm and 7.30pm.

  • #2
    Let the music play.


    • #3
      I think a band-off would be much better.
      To close with and kill the enemy in all weather conditions, night and day and over any terrain


      • #4
        Go on the MICKS.


        • #5
          Hope all goes well and it will if left to the musicians , keep the extremists out.


          • #6
            They done it over here some time ago. It went very well I hear.

            Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.


            • #7
              Thats one concert I would love to be at
              Only the dead have seen the end of war - Plato

              "Where there is no guidance the people fall, but in abundance of counselors there is victory" Proverbs 11-14


              • #8
                have the number 1 band got a website?
                Cannon to right of them,
                Cannon to left of them,
                Cannon in front of them
                Volley'd and thunder'd;
                Storm'd at with shot and shell,
                Boldly they rode and well,
                Into the jaws of Death,
                Into the mouth of Hell
                Rode the six hundred.