Saintfield Mini-Twelfth 2019

On Friday evening 5th July, we went over to Saintfield for the local ‘Mini-Twelfth’ parade through the town.  This annual event is like a festival – with marching bands, happy crowds of adults and children, street traders, local shops open and doing great business.  It’s an opportunity too to meet up with old friends and chat, and better still, this year the weather was kind.

Pipes

Camera-wise, I took along my Nikon D750, fitted with a 24-70mm f2.8 lens, and worked at ISO1600 to combat the fading light. (Event ended after 9pm).  Here’s a few of the images:-

 

Banners:

 

Pipers:

 

Drummers:

 

Fluters:

 

People:

 

Traders:

 

My favourite of the evening was this girl on a monster tractor who drove up the street during a gap in the parade:-

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Other bandsmen/women:

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