muirkirk in the hills of ayrshire - from the muirkirk enterprise group


Muirkirk Parish Silver Band

In 1923, in a band contest at Douglas, Muirkirk Parish Silver Band won both the March and the Selection pieces.

John Johnstone, who died in 1951, was teacher and conductor of the Band for the long period of 26 years, and many bandsmen had their first "blaw"under his firm but helpful guidance. The Band folded before the 1950s.