Cullen Pipe Band Members bring home the Prizes

2016-05-31 Cullen Pipe Band memebers pictured recently after the Munster Solos Contest held in NewcastlewestCullen Pipe Band memebers pictured recently after the Munster Solos Contest held in Newcastlewest

Back Row: Katie O’Sullivan 1st U12 Drumming, Seamus Fleming 3rd Novice Piping, Michael Doyle 2nd U16 Piping, Aoife O’Riordan 3rd Tenor Drumming
Front Row: Anna Moynihan 2nd U12 Drumming, Conor O’Riordan 4th Practice Chanter, Liam Casey Practice Chanter, Gearoid Mulvihill 4th U14 Drumming, Muireann Mulvihill 1st Practice Channter


Organisers of Carriganima St Patricks Day Parade want to say Thanks to Everyone who made it a Great Success

Sean and Matt of The Pub in Carriganima wish to thank Everyone who Supported and Helped in anyway with the St Patricks Day Parade held in Carriganima on Sunday, in Particular they would like to thank all the People who participated in the Parade with Floats, Vehicles Etc, to John Paul O`Shea Mayor of Cork County for being the Grand Marshal for the Day, the Cullen Pipe Band for Leading the Parade, An Garda Siochana for there help, to the huge turnout of people that came to watch thanks for supporting the event, and finally to anyone we may have forgotten to mention here who might have helped out in any way, we thank you very much, the Event was an outstanding Success which was also helped by superb Sunshine on the Day, we look forward to seeing ye all again for the 2017 Parade.

We share the first three images of a truly wonderful St. Patrick's Parade held on Sunday, 20th March 2016 in the very welcoming Carriganima blessed with glorious sunshine. Great credit is due to Seán Murphy and his Coordinating Team for such a very successful annual event. Grand Marshal of the Parade was Cllr. John Paul O'Shea, Mayor of Cork County. Lots more pictures to follow later. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Thanks to Sean Radley for the Photo

Cullen Pipe Band – Cake Sale and 75th Anniversary Dinner Dance

2016-03-19 - Cullen Pipe Band 75th Anniversary Dinner Dance - ticket

2016-03-13 Cullen Pipe Band Cake Sale - posterCullen Pipe Band Cake Sale taking place after mass on March 13th.

Cullen Pipe Band 75th Anniversary Social in the Dromhall Hotel, Killarney March 19th 2016. Tickets €30 available March 13th during annual cake sale in band hall or from Patrick Flemming 087 6333793 or Con Houlihan 087 2347651. A commemorative booklet with photographs will also be published please bring along any photographs you have to the cake sale where they will be copied and returned immediately
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Ciara wins the beginner piobaireachd in Mitchelstown

2014-03-07 Ciara O'Connor of Cullen Pipe Band - winner of the beginner Piobaireachd in Mitchelstown - with Tom Speirs of Edinburgh who judged the eventCiara O’Connor from Cullen won the beginner piobaireachd contest held in Mitchelstown on Saturday, January 25th. Her younger sister Clodagh coming a close second in the event.

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 AGM

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Cullen Pipe Band AGM

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 [read more …] “Cullen Pipe Band AGM”

Cullen Pipe Band play for President Higgins

2013-05-04 The Cullen Pipe Band who played in Carrignavar at the visit of President Michael D Higgins for the fifty first anniversary of Faiche Na Bhfili 02
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.

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In the Corkman – 8th November 2012

The Corkman Newspaper is out every Thursday in all the local newsagents, and contains much more than just the online version.

Very Impressive New Centre for Cullen Pipe Band Officially Opened

Con Ó Conaill, President of the Irish Pipe Bands Association, officially opens the magnificent new Centre for Cullen Pipe Band on Sunday, 4th November 2012.   It was blessed by Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. with Fr. Gerard O’Leary also present.   Lots more pictures to follow later.    (S.R.) 

Culture Night – Photographs from Cullen Pipe Band Hall

Culture Night was celebrated in Cullen Pipe Band hall last Friday as the band members, their families, and friends enjoyed and participated in music, dance, song and poetry. [Photos below thanks to Cullen Pipe Band] [read more …] “Culture Night – Photographs from Cullen Pipe Band Hall”

Cullen Pipe Band

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.

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New members always welcome!


Cullen Pipe Band at the Millstreet St.Patricks Day Parade

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 [read more …] “Cullen Pipe Band at the Millstreet St.Patricks Day Parade”

Cullen Pipe Band Summer School

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 or call 086 875 3084.

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Some members of Cullen Pipe Band celebrating Live Music day

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.