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Isle of Wight holiday could feature steel band show

Mon 12 Apr 2010

Isle of Wight holiday could feature steel band show

People taking Isle of Wight holidays over the coming months may be able to take in performances by a local steel band as part of their break.

The Youth Music Power Play project on the island will set up the steel band after receiving a £30,000 grant from Youth Music.

Steelbeats, which will be based at the Carnival Learning Centre in Ryde, will buy a new set of steel pans from Trinidad with part of the money, reports the Isle of Wight County Press.

The funding will also go towards developing a programme of professional music tuition on the island.

Holidaymakers on the Isle of Wight could be able to see the new steel band in action at the opening of the Natwest Island Games, which is being held next year.

The Island Games has also received a funding boost, with almost £100,000 set to be given to support a carnival parade through Ryde at the opening of the event, reports BBC News. ADNFCR-3083-ID-19715665-ADNFCR

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