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Ballyclare May Fair to close with a Bang!

19 May 2016

If music be the food of love, make your way to the Ballyclare May Fair this year. With everything from Swing to Ulster Scots traditional music, there will be something to get everyone’s toes tappin’.


On Tuesday 24 May the stage in Market Square will be buzzing with a feast of local performers including Susan Grace Bates, Philip Strange and Stuart Higgins as well as the energetic Fiddler Adam who will have everyone on their feet. Renowned Ulster Scots group Stonewall will be performing at 7pm that evening and dancers will love the Alastair Scott Ceilidh band in the Town Hall at 8pm. All of the Ulster Scots themed music and talks at the fair have been funded by the Ulster Scots Agency.


Saturday 28 May sees another fantastic Ballyclare May Fair come to an explosive end with a spectacular fireworks display at 10.15pm in the town centre.  To keep everyone entertained during the final day of the fair, music will be available in The Square from 11am. As well as entertainment by many artists including Third Carrickfergus Silver Band, The Liberals and Conjecture 42, there will be a celebration of Ulster Scots Music & Dance during the day.


To make sure everyone is excited for the fireworks display, James Huish and his band will be performing in the Market Square Car Park from 8pm. James Huish is widely regarded to be the most entertaining swing artist in the country, backed up with his spectacular 10 piece Swing Jazz band. Playing all the classics from Sinatra to Bublé, modern classics and even some original material written by James himself, everyone will be dancing in the street at the finale of the fair.

Make sure you get your dancing shoes on and make your way to Ballyclare on Saturday 28 May for the last hurrah at this year’s fair.


Performer James Huish who will be closing this year’s May Fair with his band.