Borough celebrate Queen’s 90th

LNE UP. Sammy mcClements, Andy Wales, Liz Johnston and Mark McLaughlin at a Concert held on Saturday night at the Town Hall to celebrate the Queen's 90th Birthday which included The Band, Bugles, Pipes and Drums of The Royal Irish Regiment.INBM13-16 034SC.
LNE UP. Sammy mcClements, Andy Wales, Liz Johnston and Mark McLaughlin at a Concert held on Saturday night at the Town Hall to celebrate the Queen's 90th Birthday which included The Band, Bugles, Pipes and Drums of The Royal Irish Regiment.INBM13-16 034SC.

ROYAL Irish Regiment Musicians performed a 90th Birthday Concert in honour of HM The Queen at Ballymoney Town Hall recently.

The concert, which raised £2,300 for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, featured a number of the Queen’s favourite songs from musicals such as “Oklahoma”.

STAND. Carol Gordon, Robert Adams and Jayne Clarke from ABF The Soldiers' Charity at their stand on Saturday night.INBM13-16 036SC.

STAND. Carol Gordon, Robert Adams and Jayne Clarke from ABF The Soldiers' Charity at their stand on Saturday night.INBM13-16 036SC.

The audience, which included Lord Lieutenant Mrs Joan Christie OBE, was impressed by the musical programme, which included an arrangement of Snow Patrol’s “Run”. ABF The Soldiers’ Charity joined forces with the Band Bugles and the Pipes and Drums of the Royal Irish Regiment, to perform the fundraising concert.

Speaking at the launch of the concert Mayor, Michelle Knight-McQuillan said: “It is an honour for myself both as Mayor and Borough Veterans’ Champion to be invited to attend the celebration of the Queen’s 90th Birthday and support a fabulous charity.”

The Band will also be supporting ABF again on Saturday, May 7 at Belfast’s Waterfront Hall for a Somme Centenary Concert. Ballymoney residents are most welcome and tickets are available by calling 02890 334455.

SAY IT WITH.....Main organisers of a Concert to celebrate the Queen's 90th Birthday, Mark McLaughlin and Sammy McClements, present flowers to Mayor, Cllr Michelle Knight-McQuillan and HM Lord Lieutenant of County Antrim Joan Christe OBE respectively. Included is David Forsey, Regional Director of Fundraising N.Ireland for ABF The Soldiers' Charity.INBM13-16 038SC.

SAY IT WITH.....Main organisers of a Concert to celebrate the Queen's 90th Birthday, Mark McLaughlin and Sammy McClements, present flowers to Mayor, Cllr Michelle Knight-McQuillan and HM Lord Lieutenant of County Antrim Joan Christe OBE respectively. Included is David Forsey, Regional Director of Fundraising N.Ireland for ABF The Soldiers' Charity.INBM13-16 038SC.

CENTRE STAGE. The Band, Bugles, Pipes and Drums of the RIR on stage on Sat night.INBM13-16 039SC.

CENTRE STAGE. The Band, Bugles, Pipes and Drums of the RIR on stage on Sat night.INBM13-16 039SC.

FULL UP. The large crowd, who attended the Concert in the Town Hall on Sat night.INBM13-16 041SC.

FULL UP. The large crowd, who attended the Concert in the Town Hall on Sat night.INBM13-16 041SC.

JUST THE TICKET. Noel and Heather Anderson, busy selling raffle tickets at the Concert.INBM13-16 035SC.

JUST THE TICKET. Noel and Heather Anderson, busy selling raffle tickets at the Concert.INBM13-16 035SC.

LIKE MOTHER..Joan Christie OBE HM Lord Lieutenant of County Antrim, along with her daugther, Joanna Lindsell and David Forsey, ABF The Soldiers' Charity Regional Director of Fundraising.INBM13-16 037SC.

LIKE MOTHER..Joan Christie OBE HM Lord Lieutenant of County Antrim, along with her daugther, Joanna Lindsell and David Forsey, ABF The Soldiers' Charity Regional Director of Fundraising.INBM13-16 037SC.

Mayor Knight-McQuillan and Bandmaster WO1 Richard Douglas.

Mayor Knight-McQuillan and Bandmaster WO1 Richard Douglas.