Scarva concert bands set to sizzle this July


Music lovers make a date in your diary as the line up has been announced for the concert bands playing in beautiful Scarva village each Sunday throughout July.

The magnificent Victorian bandstand on Scarva Green will play host to the finest bands from the borough and beyond from 3pm – 4pm each Sunday afternoon as part of the popular concert band series.

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, which continue each Sunday throughout the Spring and Summer seasons, are organised by the South West Down Bands Association and supported by Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council.  The bands performing in June will be:

  • Sunday 8 July – Poyntzpass Silver Band
  • Sunday 15 July – Castlewellan Accordion Band
  • Sunday 22 July – Ardarragh Accordion Band
  • Sunday 29 July – Youth Brass

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