The Original Purple Standard of the Ulster Volunteers Carried to the City Hall 1913 With Sir Edward Carson
We had little money and in turn we relied hugely on Donations & Loans from inside the Loyalist communities of Scotland, England & Northern Ireland, we were Glad to accept a loan of £500 from an old friend of our Band Master Jamie McCulloch from London, with this money we Purchased 15 five key Miller Browne Bb flutes from William Hewitt of Drum Sounds in the Sandy Row who gave us the instruments at a knock down price.
We started writing basic Blood & Thunder & Traditional tunes and getting simple drum beats to match, before long we had ourselves several tunes and we called our 1st band meeting in Partick Orange hall in Crawford St, bringing together as many good loyalists as we possibly could, the word had been quick in getting out that a new band had started up and that we meant business. We spent the next few months drumming on tables and struggling through our basic tune list , until we eventually received a loan of Drums from a friend in the Allanton Flute Band from Shotts, we could now see things coming together, we had our knockers & Doubters but their opinions were immediately Dismissed & laughed out the door, Members came and went and we slowly but surely built the band up to a decent size enough for us to make our 1st CD "WE SHALL REMEMBER" which we made after just 5 months, we made this CD for 3 reasons:
1.Much needed finances 2.To introduce the band to the Community & 3.The most important, as all our recordings have been to tell the story of a true Son of Ulster "VOL Noel Kinner". Since those hard days of 1999 we have went from strength to strength and we are now recognized within the Banding community as a Decent Flute Band, we have always tried to Progress with practice and will continue to do so, for we feel strongly that if people can recognize us as a Decent band they will also remember Noel Kinners name in the same breath & if this was to be the case then we will have succeeded in our goal "to create an ever lasting memory to Noel"
We sincerely hope that you enjoy this Web Site and further more we hope you will at all times show Noel Kinners name the respect it deserves a long with ALL the Sons of Ulster who so unselfishly gave their tomorrow so we could all live in freedom today. Where are the boys of Ulster - where are the lads we knew who fought for Britain’s honour firm, faithful, tried & true they lie on blood stained battlefields, they rest in stormy deep in far of lonely valleys, they sleep their long last sleep.
When Britain’s cry for fighting men, rang o'er land & sea the Sons of Ulster sprang to arms, 'gainst Prussian tyranny from the bank & from the office, from factory and field poured Carson’s splendid army, the lads who could not yield.
Every nation has its own traditions which express a part of its cultural identity. One of the traditions spread all over Scotland is the flute band demonstration. This takes place at special occasions when certain social messages are promoted during the march. Everyone does it and people like to watch but it would be even more interesting if you would know the complete story of the flute band.
Though the marches you admire today with your escort met on EROS are joyful and peaceful, it has not always been that way. The story of flute bands begins in the early 1900’s when the first demonstrations took place in Ireland and later in Scotland. Along the years there have been some direct confrontations between Republican Alliance and Loyalist campaign, which have been solved later. The demonstrations custom has been inherited till our times. So, next time you visit Glasgow, try to watch the parade besides meeting a gorgeous local escort.
The history of the flute band shows that every demonstration promoted a cause or a belief. Through these manifestations, people tried to make their voice listened. During the wars, themes like nuclear disarmament and Scotland independence were often used in campaigns. If you ever go to a parade, ask your escort Italia from http://www.escortitalia.com/ to tell you more about them. These graceful women are open minded persons that encourage this kind of actions meant to reduce cultural difference obstacle. The themes promoted at the first parades were mostly religious while today they are social and political.
Legendary marches continue to take place today, so make a list with those you and your England escorts would like to see. Do not miss the Orange walk, which is the oldest demonstration organized by Irish Diaspora in Scotland. Orange Order used groups to march all over the Scotland during the two worldwide wars. Another flute band you and your escort should not miss is the Loyal group. Admire the perfect body of this woman but do not forget to watch the outstanding parade held by this band.
Flute bands have their origins in Ireland but the tradition is spread also in England. Here you will find mostly the same parades that try to protect people’s rights. What is more, the whole demonstration is an incredible show that attracts many supporters. The England escorts accompanying you might easily become part of that group and she will also convince you to join them. If you are not attracted by the parade cause, you will definitely be fascinated by the wonderful flute performance.
Enjoy the beautiful tradition created by flute bands during the last century. Their demonstrations are ways through which you can express your opinion or just celebrate the society you are living in. They combine the show with innovative beliefs meant to bring evolution from all points of view. Feel special with the band supporting your opinion and let your escort get you to other important marches that are still organized throughout Glasgow.