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Pipe up about the Prize Band

I AM writing an article about a pipe band which once marched and played at sports and festivals throughout Co Down.

Its full name was St Patrick's Prize Pipe Band, Erinagh (Erinagh being a few miles south of Downpatrick). It was formed in 1926 and disbanded in the late-1960s.

It is difficult to get information about it. So, I am appealing to the readers of the Belfast Telegraph to contact me if you can provide any stories about the band and individuals who played in it.

No detail will be considered too small or insignificant. I can be contacted at telephone (028) 4461 5504 or by email: billy.stranney@


Downpatrick, Co Down


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