Interesting companions

While downtown in Belfast City centre this afternoon there was a parade taking place. Among the parade were five bands. One brass, one flute, two accordion and one jazz. The brass, flute and accordion bands participate in Orange Order parades. Nothing surprising there. What was interesting was who were walking with the bands? Trade Union members, socialists and a number of prominent republicans.

Pictures here (hat tip to Garibaldy) Update One was brass not flute (d’oh my unlce and two cousins will not forgive me for that oversight).