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Free music concert series returns to Victorian bandstand in Scarva

Music to be performed on Sundays from April to September

The concert band series is returning to the award-winning village of Scarva next month.

The concert season – which runs each Sunday from 3pm to 4pm from April until September – features the finest in local concert bands performing at the magnificent Victorian bandstand on beautiful Scarva Green, renowned for its fabulous floral displays.

All concerts are organised by the South West Down Bands Association and supported by Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council.

The line-up for the first month has been revealed, with the bands performing throughout April as follows:  Sunday 8 April – Ballykeel Accordion Band; Sunday 15 April – Jingler’s Bridge Musical Group; Sunday 22 April – Castlewellan Accordion Orchestra; and Sunday 29 April – Wellington Memorial Silver Band.

As well as enjoying the marvellous music, those attending can enjoy the Scarva Visitor Centre and learn about the unique history of the area. No visit to Scarva is complete without a visit to the popular Tearooms, famous for their delicious homemade cakes, teas and coffee.

Why not take in the natural beauty of the canal and gardens with a stroll or cycle along the Newry Canal Towpath enjoying the abundance of plant and wildlife, which make it a haven for bird lovers, including the resident swans. Nearby Scarva Park with its children’s play area is always a big hit with families.

More details of the season’s programme can be obtained from Scarva Visitor Centre on 3883 2163 or contact Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council on 4066 0605 or visit

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