Twice in the last seven days I have been out with the dogs to find bands playing in the open air. Reminiscent of the old days when many of the parks sported bandstands.
Firstly, last Thursday, in Glengormley park at about 7pm, I found a silver band, Antrim First Old Boys Silver Band, playing adjacent to the Bowls Pavilion.
Then on Sunday afternoon, in the car-park on the Loughshore at Jordanstown, there was the East Antrim Seniors Accordion Orchestra playing their repertoire. Given that the weather was not the best, although quite warm, there was a reasonable number of people enjoying the music.
Maybe I have just not been in the right place at the right time, but the old practice of music in the parks is something that slows down the pace of life for a while. A welcome interlude.