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St Patrick’s Day 2010 In Thurles – American Band Wanted

St Patrick's day In Thurles

Already plans are advanced in organising this years St.Patricks Day Parade here in Thurles, Co Tipperary.

A subcommittee of Thurles Town Council, latter sponsors of this event, has just announced that our 2010 St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Thurles will be held on the Sunday after St. Patrick’s Day i.e. Sunday 21st March 2010,  commencing at 2.45pm.

Their aim this year is to attract any American Marching Band which might already be over here in Ireland taking part in some of the larger city parades being held on the 17th of March and would like to add us their busy schedule.

The Thurles local community are invited to become involved by helping in many different ways, e.g. taking part in the parade, sponsorship support, attending or by donating prizes,  etc.

The Thurles Parade has grown rapidly over the past ten years and is now one of the largest small town parades in Ireland.

This years prize fund is over €3,500 which will be divided amongst various entry categories.

A grant of €250 will be available to large floats taking part with the JOC cup and €500 going to the overall winner.

Some 20 prizes and 700 medals will be presented to successful entrants.

The committee hope to make this years parade the biggest and best parade yet and invite anyone interested in taking part to contact Tom Gleeson at dancingforpleasure@eircom.net

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2 comments to St Patrick’s Day 2010 In Thurles – American Band Wanted

  • Dear sir/madam,

    first off, we’re not an american marching band. We are however american based in our music and song as we’re irelands only professional 50’s/60’s rock n roll band complete with lights, projection show and costumes appropriate to the era.
    With a band made up of Irelands best session musicians and a singer who regularly performs in the national concert hall, cork opera house to name but a few high profile venues, We are currently available for st patricks day but expect that date to be booked soon by yourselves or some other party.
    Please have a look at the site, and perhaps consider us for the band that will keep the floor full and be the highlight of your st patricks day.

    Many thanks,

    Ciaran Cronin

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