This weekend, the Millstreet Pipe Band played the Centenary Commemoration of the Easter 1916 Rising, but in Easter 1966, the Millstreet Pipe Band held pride of place at the 50th anniversary of the 1916 Rising in Tralee. There’s a video of it in the RTÉ archives. Click here to watch the 1966 video.
In it, the band are seen marching and playing at 1:22, 2:45, and 3:14, but unfortunately there is no sound.
The Band’s headquarters is at Carnegie Hall, Millstreet (pictured above). Let’s observe some more images captured this afternoon in the Town Park as the Band prepares to perform as the official Band at the highly prestigious event next Sunday – an occasion which receives live television coverage and [read more …] “Millstreet Pipe Band Prepares for Munster Final 2015”
Congratulations to Millstreet Pipe Band who were awarded the prize of Best Marching Band at the Killarney St.Patrick’s Day Parade. Pictured are Michelle Keogh and Maureen Kenny Coffey, Millstreet Pipe Band, with Derek Daly, Dalys Supervalu, Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce President Kate O’Leary and Mayor of Killarney John Joe Culloty at the St. Patrick’s Festival Killarney parade prizegiving function in The International Hotel on Tuesday night. Picture: Eamonn Keogh (macmonagle.com) — at The International Hotel, Killarney.
St.Patrick’s Day is always very busy for Millstreet Pipe Band. On Tuesday they started early at Ballydaly mass, followed by Millstreet mass at 11:30, followed by the Killarney Parade at 2pm, and finally back to the Millstreet Parade at 5pm.
Now our Pipe Band always play during St.Patrick’s Day mass in St.Patrick’s Church Millstreet, so when it was mentioned the week before that they would be played again this year, I was happy because it’s always nice, but didn’t take extra special notice of it.
But … what they played as the reflection after communion turned out to be something unexpectedly special. It started with a number of pipers playing from the altar, but then the church organ started to play at the opposite end of the church, and as the musicians played, for a few precious minutes as the low bass vibrations of the organ and the pipers passed through us, everyone was enthralled by beauty and emotion of the moment, as the hairs stood on the back of our necks … and it was of course followed by a rapturous applause. Truly, a moment not to be forgotten. [read more …] “Something Special”
Millstreet Pipe Band will commence classeses on Friday 23rd January for new & returning members. And also that if anyone is interested in joining / returning later in the year they would be more than welcome. The band mobile number is (086) 8966163. *New*: Check out the Pipe Band’s new Facebook Page Click on the poster below to see it in full size
We thank all our many loyal followers of our Millstreet Website. The encouraging comments we receive have been truly uplifting and it’s clear that the website has now become an important part of Millstreet daily life … at home and abroad. Let us now view some further images from our coverage at the Square Plaza on [read more …] “Millstreet Welcomes 2015!”
Millstreet Pipe Band played at the Cork Senior Football Championship Final in Páirc Uí Chaoimh between Ballincollig and Carbery Rangers today in front of a crowd of over 10,000. The last County Final before the stadium is redeveloped.
In Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork on Sunday 19th October 2014 at the Cork Senior and Intermediate Football Championship Finals featuring Ballincollig vs Carbery Rangers (3:45pm), and Na Piarsaigh vs Valley Rovers (2pm) – Millstreet Pipe Band will be the official Pipe Band to play at this prestigious event. We thank Liam Coffey for this interesting information. (S.R.) [more]