Piping and pipers a plenty at the All Ireland Pipe Band Championship in Banbridge, County Down.

The collective noun for these musicians is a 'poverty of pipers' but the atmosphere at the thirtieth All Ireland Pipe Band Championships is a place where music is in abundance.

Twelve hundred pipe bandsmen and women from all over the country gathered to show off their piping skills and perform for the judges.

The Saint Laurence Pipe Band from Howth put in a good performance this year, but it is the Robert Armstrong Memorial Pipe Band from Belfast who will take home the senior category title.  

There is only one female contestant in the Drum Majors competition this year, Violet McBride of the Cumberland Pipe Band Kilkeel who could be seen practising her twirls and throws. 

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 7 July 1975.