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Ballylone - ODYSSEY ARENA - 4th - 5th - 6th September 2014
Ballylone Flute Band was formed in 1908 as a part flute marching band by the young men of the townland on the outskirts of Ballynahinch. Todays membership is still drawn mainly from Ballynahinch but the band now also has members from as far afield as Belfast, the Kingdom of Mourne and Scotland. There is also a strong family structure throughout the membership with fathers, sons, daughters, husbands and wives all taking part, and an age difference of over 50 years between the oldest and youngest members. The contest arena was first entered in 1947 and the band has over the years successfully progressed through the various grades to become Flute Band 1 Champions in 1997 and the World Senior Flute Band Champions in 2002 and 2007 and 2008.