Scarva concert bands continue to delight crowds


Music lovers are continuing to flock to beautiful Scarva village to enjoy the popular Sunday band concerts at the magnificent Victorian bandstand on Scarva Green.  The village has already played host to some of the finest bands from the borough and beyond, with an impressive line up booked for the remainder of August and September.  The concerts are held from 3 pm – 4 pm each Sunday afternoon and will continue until 30 September.

What better way to spend a tranquil afternoon than relishing the relaxing music set amongst the award winning floral display and watching the world go by under a sunny Scarva sky.

The concerts are organised by the South West Down Bands Association and supported by Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council.  The bands performing for the remainder of August and September will be:

  • Sunday 12 August Seapatrick Flute Band
  • Sunday 19 August Poyntzpass Silver Band
  • Sunday 26 August Banbridge Silver Band
  • Sunday 2 September Warrenpoint Silver Band
  • Sunday 9 September Ballykeel Accordian Band
  • Sunday 16 September Wellington Silver Band
  • Sunday 23 September Jinglers Bridge Musical Group
  • Sunday 30 September Dungannon Silver Band

As well as enjoying the marvellous music why not take in the stunning natural beauty of the surrounding area with a stroll or cycle along the Newry Canal Towpath and enjoy the abundance of plant and wildlife. Nearby Scarva Park with its children’s play area is always a big hit with families.

Don’t forget to treat yourself with a visit to the adjoining Scarva Tearooms, famous for their delicious homemade cakes, teas and coffee.

Further details of the season’s programme can be obtained from Scarva Visitor Centre T: 38832163 or contact Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council on T: 4066 0605 or visit