Athlone Castle hosts lunchtime concert today

The Band of the 2nd Brigade

The Band of the 2nd Brigade

Athlone Arts & Tourism is delighted to announce that the Band of the 2nd Brigade will perform in the courtyard of Athlone Castle this afternoon, Thursday July 14, at 12.30pm.

The Band of the 2nd Brigade has been stationed at Custume Barracks, Athlone since 1936. The band’s original title was 'Band of the Western Command' and changed to 'Band of the 2nd Brigade' in 2012. The Band of the 2nd Brigade regularly performs at military events and State functions. The band is regarded as being an integral part of the cultural life of the town and performs at numerous events within the local community such as for schools, festivals, public recitals and charity events.

Carmel Duffy, manager of Athlone Castle, said: “We are delighted to host this lunchtime performance by the Band of the 2nd Brigade at Athlone Castle. The acoustics in the castle courtyard are excellent and visitors can look forward to an excellent repertoire under the talented direction of conductor Captain John Carpenter.

The recital is weather dependent and is free for all to attend. For further information please contact Athlone Castle Visitors Centre on (090 ) 6442130.

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