The 17th annual Irish Piobaireachd Society contest was held on Saturday, January 25th in Mitchelstown Co. Cork in the shadow of the Kilworth Hills. The event is going from strength to strength and attracted players from all over Ireland and from Scotland. The event included a piobaireachd workshop partly sponsored by the Cork County Council Arts Department.
Adjudicator Tom Spiers of Edinburgh commented on the high quality of the bagpipe sound in all grades.
Certainly a date for the calendar the event will return to Mitchelstown on February 7th, 2015.
Cullen Pipe Band held its annual general meeting on Sunday, September 29th at the band hall in Cullen.
Chairman Alan Moriarty reflected on the band’s continued growth and success during the year, which included participation at over thirty local and national events. Highlights included playing for President Michal D Higgins at his visit to Carrignavar, Sean Moylan Commemoration in Kiskeam, Christmas Lights in Killarney, St. Partick’s Day parades in Cullen, Rathmore, Tralee, Killarney and Millstreet, Cullen Feis and Threshing and The Gathering events in Boherbue and Ballydesmond. The band also played at the Limerick International Bands Parade and Feile na mBealtaine in Dingle.
Secretary Collette O’Connor commented that the band’s continued development of its players to a very high standard resulted in top awards by continue reading…
Cullen Pipe Band Celebrated Culture Night on Friday September 20th in the band hall in Cullen. A wonderful night of song, dance, piping, drumming and poetry was enjoyed by all in attendance. (picture by Collette O’Connor)
Cullen Pipe Band – Winners of the open piping and drumming contest
in Cobh on Sunday 2nd June 2013
Pictured are the Cullen Pipe Band who played for the visit of President Michael D Higgins when commemorating the fifty first anniversary of Faiche Na Bhfili in Carrignavar (May 4th), celebrating the great poets of the Gaelic tradition in the village.
The Corkman Newspaper is out every Thursday in all the local newsagents, and contains much more than just the online version.
Cullen Pipe Band All Ireland Pipe Band Champions – Grade 2 for 2012
on Saturday 7th July in Ballina, Co Mayo
In 1998 the Band won the All-Ireland Pipe Band Championships in Grade 4 and in 2007 won the
World Pipe Band championshipsin Grade 4 and in 2007 won the World Pipe Band championships in Grade 3B.
As well as fulfilling many engagements locally, the band competes in Grade 2 and the development band competes in Grade 5.
Cullen Pipe Band had a very full schedule participating in a total of seven St.Patrick’s Day parades this year. First up was a recital in Cullen after mass on the 11th where the juvennile members gave their first public performance with the band. Afterwards the band held a very successful flower and cake sale in the community centre. In the afternoon the band paraded in Rathmore for their annual St.Patrick’s day parade.
On St.Patrick’s Day itself the band started out in Tralee, followed by continue reading…
The first ever Piping and Drumming Summer School will take place in Cullen from July 25th to 28th inclusive. The School is being supported by the Arts Council and Cork Arts Department. Instructors from the National Piping Centre of Scotland will be providing tuition for beginner, intermediate and advanced players during the course. For more information please see the band website cullenpipeband.com or call 086 875 3084.
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Some members of Cullen Pipe Band celebrating Live Music day in association with the Arts Council. April 8th.
From the Arts Council Website: love:live music is a celebration of all forms of music in Ireland through free nationwide music events and aims to promote access to live music for all regardless of location or circumstance and to encourage active participation in music events.
Juvenile Pipe Band being formed in Cullen. Classes commencing Autumn 2010 in new practice facility. Information evening in Cullen Community Centre Tuesday, September 28th 7.00pm. For more information phone 087-2347651 or go to cullenpipeband.com
Click the photos above to see the brochure.
Programme 161 showing highlights of the St Patricks Day Parade in Millstreet.
from the LTV2 Facebook page
Scenes from the Millstreet St.Patrick’s Day Parade 2010, taken by Air Take Photography (based in Meelin) with their revolutionary way to take top quality, low altitude aerial photography for a fraction of the cost of traditional aerial photography. You can visit their new website, and see all the photos from our St.Patricks Day Parade.
Just a short note that the Cullen Pipe Band Annual Celebration Night and Fundraiser will take place in Flemings Bar, Cullen on Saturday December 19th at 9pm. All are welcome. Beidh ceol agus craic ann!
Caitlin outperformed a field of 36 pipers from Ireland and Scotland. Caitlin, who also won the All Ireland Under 14 now adds the much coveted All Ireland Junior Cup to her list of prizes. She will now move into a higher grade and will compete in at Intermediate level. This is the second Houlihan name to go on the cup with her sister Margaret having won it in 1999.
On Saturday the 15th August 2009 the Cullen Pipe Band under the Pipe Major of Con Houlihan took part in the World Pipe Band Championships 2009 held in Glasgow Scotland. The band competed against 29 other bands from all over the World in Grade 3A. All members competed brilliantly and the band was rewarded with 6th place and was presented with the Corby Cup. Most members had been in Glasgow since the previous Wednesday the 12th of August in preparation for the weekend. Members took part in twice daily practices and this takes up a lot of dedication and effort so we thank all members for their great dedication and effort.
We also wish to thank all those who traveled over with the band to support them during the week. We also wish to thank those members who did not compete on Saturday but were present in other major completions during the year