Watch: Bands on the march in Ballymena area on ‘The Twelfth’

Lambeg drums in Broughshasne.

A NUMBER of bands have been on the march in the Ballymena district to mark ‘The Twelfth’.

The main Orange Order parades were cancelled this year because of coronavirus lockdown restrictions.

However, individual bands paraded in areas like Ballymena, Ahoghill, Cullybackey and Kells.

With July 12 falling on a Sunday this year the parades took place today, Monday July 13.


Above: Video of Sir George White Memorial Flute Band parading in Broughshane.


Sir George White Memorial Flute Band from Broughshane said on social media: ‘An excellent day’s parading in our home village for the Twelfth. Big thanks to our 4 marshals, to our Drum Major Davy Mercer who did a brilliant job, to the PSNI, to all our own members and to all the spectators who came out to watch us.

‘Also a thank you to Tommy Dowds and to anybody who took any pictures or videos from today.
Together we have made 2020 a 12th to remember for all the right reasons.’

‘King Billy’ was spotted on his famous white horse in Broughshane. Pictures: We Are Broughshane.


‘King Billy’ was spotted on his famous white horse in Broughshane. Pictures: We Are Broughshane.


Above: A Cullybackey band on the march.


Above: Video of band at Ballykeel in Ballymena.


Above: Video of Kells Sons of William Band.

Above: Video of Ahoghill Loyal Sons of William Flute Band.

Pictured at Glenravel Fold in Ballymena.


Independent Cllr Rodney Quigley said on social media: ‘A wee trip down to Glenravel Fold today to play a few tunes for the residents. Normally we would walk past on the Twelfth morning but things were slightly different this year. Great to see everyone in great spirits and joining in with a few of the tunes.’

Playing outside Glenravel Fold in Ballymena.


Above: Lambeg drums in Broughshane.


This morning Morgan Wood from Birmingham joined Ballykeel Loyal Sons of Ulster to lead the band around the estates. This was Morgan’s first time at a parade and she was “over the moon” at getting the chance to lead the band.


Orange Order members gathered at the Giant’s Causeway.


‘Ballykeel 2 Corona Flute Band’ paraded while remembering Jason Martin, who tragically lost his life in the estate recently.


Remembering Jason Martin.


A banner remembering Jason Martin was on display.




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