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Rushen Silver Band at Lorient

Performance during Manx-themed parade

A Manx brass band has become the first to play at a festival in France in its 45-year history.

Rushen Silver Band was invited to play at Lorient's Interceltic Festival to celebrate the Isle of Man being a joint-honoured nation for the first time.

Cornwall is the other honoured nation, and a silver band from there will play throughout the week to commemorate both nations' mining traditions.

John Kinley is from Rushen Silver Band:

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