Nestling in the heart of Co. Down, Northern Ireland, is the townland of Bailliesmills, the home of Baillies Mills Accordion Band. The band has been in existence since 1939 when it was formed to provide music at a fete. From the original membership of local families the band now draws members from the wider community. Obviously the membership of the band has changed over the years, and members have come and gone, however, the band ethos remains the same. That is, to bring pleasure and enjoyment, through music, to audiences throughout the Province and beyond.
The members of Baillies Mills Accordion Band are delighted to welcome you to their website which they hope you will find both interesting and informative.
The band takes on engagements of an interesting variety including their own Annual Concert, both church and public concerts, open air performances, residential homes, and fetes etc.
The band also travels widely to fulfil these engagements, and has in the past toured Scotland, and annually visits Donegal for a weekend of entertainment in concert and church services. In May, 2010, the band was invited to take part in Norway's Day of Independence Celebrations, in Bergen, and in August 2011, the band was invited to, and given the honour of leading the Battle of Flowers Parade on the island of
Jersey. In May, 2012, the band fulfilled an invitation to parade in The Annual Spalding Flower Festival and Spring Fair, in Spalding, and in November, 2012, the band had the privilege of participating in The Lord Mayor's Show in London. Their appearance in London was so successful, that the Band has been invited to participate again in the
Lord Mayor's Show in November, 2014.