Bishop Lagan’s Golden Jubilee

O.N.E. Memorial Mass

Murlog Chapel, Lifford.

Strabane Hiring Fair

Paddy McGranaghan take a bow!

A most sincere deal of gratitude and thanks is owed to Mr. Paddy McGranaghan for all his work with the band over the past 10 years. Paddy is a man well known throughout Strabane and all over the North in Brass Band circles. Paddy was the secretary of St. Joseph’s Brass Band for some 10 years and it all happened by accident for the man who was once told to “stop standing there with your two arms the one length and pick up an instrument!”

After that initial meeting with Noel Barr Paddy found himself to be keen to progress in the band as a player, but with his infectious nature to get knee deep in everything, Paddy soon became a fixture of the band when he accepted the position of Secretary at an A.G.M. back in 2000.

Some ten years later and Paddy has documented the bands 60 year history in a book he wrote, entitled “The Band’s Out” and has been all around Ireland as an avid fan as well as member. It is owed by the band to make such a public acknowledgement of thanks and support to Paddy as he moves on from his post to take a backseat role as the band engage in a period of change from the roots up.

From all at St. Joe’s, we thank you infinitely and wish you all the best for the future.