Fianna Phadraig celebrate 70th Anniversary

Manchester Irish Festival 2018

The award winning Fianna Phadraig Pipe Band in Manchester have just celebrated their 70th anniversary where it all began in St Anthony's Parish Centre in Wythenshawe. This now makes the popular band the longest running Pipe band in the UK.

A number of anniversary events are being planned by the band which include leading this years Manchester Irish Festival Parade and Liverpool's Irish Festival Parade. They will also be taking part in a special in Europe and are one of the leading groups involved in the award winning Mayo Manchester Tradfest, where they are touring Mayo from the 2nd to the 8th August.

Tony Hennigan from Mayo Manchester commented "It is great to see the band reach this historic anniversary and it wonderful to see them still so active and bringing new players through the ranks. We feel very privileged and honoured to be working with such a professional and talented group of musicians."