Crimlin Batafada Pipe Band recently represented Mayo and Ireland at the 50th Europeade Festival which was held in Gotha Germany from July 18 to 21.
The band who are the reigning Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann Pipe Band Champions performed at 11 events over the five days of the festival. The Crimlin based outfit also participated in the Europeade parade on Saturday July 20, where an estimated 50,000 spectators cheered on the 4,300 musicians and dancers from 198 regions across Europe. The band not only performed as a pipe band but had Irish dancers and traditional musicians who also provided entertainment at the festival.
Dubhdara, a talented traditional Irish music group who are also members of Crimlin Batafada Pipe Band, performed to more than 15,000 people at the Europeade Ball.
The band which is based in Crimlin outside Castlebar is always looking for new members, anyone interested in joining the band should contact [email protected]