On a day (Sunday, 17th Oct. 2021) when we got to hear the magnificent sound of Millstreet Pipe Band for the very first time since COVID-19 Lockdown we witnessed inspiring enthusiasm from the many young Players participating in the various games. Great credit is due to the dedicated Coordinators. Here we share images from the wonderfully happy sporting occasion when we recalled the memory of Connie Kelleher, Tommy and Alan O’Connor, Connie Hickey & other late marvellous GAA Stalwarts. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
“Radio Treasures” End of Year Show is on air tonight (Tues., 5th Jan. 2021) on Cork Music Station from 9.30 to 11.00. Feel most welcome to contact the Show on corkmusicstation@ gmail.com or on Text/WhatsApp 086 825 0074 or check out the Seán Radley Facebook. Happy Listening! (S.R.)
On tonight’s first programme of 2021 we celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the beginning of Millstreet Pipe Band when we chat with Tim O’Shea of Tullig, Millstreet who was present on 6th Jan. 1951 when William Quigley gave his very first bagpipe lesson to the first members of Millstreet Pipe Band. At 10pm we listen to Tim’s fascinating history of the Band and we hear the great rendition of “Highland Cathedral”with pipes and organ in St. Patrick’s Church. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
The Annual Johnny Hickey Memorial Spring Car Run organised by Millstreet Vintage Club which will take place on tomorrow Sunday March 8th. Sign on for the Run is from 10.30am at the Wallis Arms Hotel. The Run will be led away from the Hotel at 12 noon by the Millstreet Pipe Band and will make it’s way across a lovely Scenic Route as it travels along to its first stop at Griffins Garden Centre in Dripsey, where we will have a break for Coffee. From there we continue through some lovely countyside as we make our way to the finish at The Farm in Grenagh where we will then adjourn for dinner after a busy day on the Road. All Vintage/Classic Cars, Bikes, Vehicles are very welcome to join the Run. The Johnny Hickey Memorial Cup will also be up for grabs for Best Car on the day. For more details Call Bernard on 087 7924406, or Willie on 087 2229874.
The Annual Johnny Hickey Memorial Spring Car Run organised by Millstreet Vintage Club will take place on Sunday March 8th next,Johnny was a founding Member and former Chairman of Millstreet Vintage Club and was a highly Respected Person both in the Club and beyond so its a pleasure for Millstreet Vintage Club to be holding the 2nd Johnny Hickey Run,a Nice Scenic Route has been laid on with Sign on at the Wallis Arms Hotel from 10.30 am and take off at 12 Noon,the Millstreet Pipe Band will lead off the Run from the Square in Millstreet and this will be very appropriate as Johnny was a very active and Enthusiastic Member of the Pipe Band,all Vintage/Classic Cars,Bikes,Vehicles very Welcome to join the Run,the Johnny Hickey Memorial Cup will also be up for grabs for Best Car on the day,for more details Call Bernard on 087 7924406, or Willie on 087 2229874.
The Millstreet Pipe Band played for the New Year yesterday evening in the Square, as is their tradition. Our best wishes to everyone for 2020, and indeed for the incoming decade 🎊 🎆 💃 🥳 🥂 🕛 🎉
Trish who was visiting from the US, has a short video of the band playing Auld Lang Syne.
New Years 25 years ago, we had Daniel O’Donnell in the Green Glens. Time flies when you’re having fun:
Millstreet Vintage Club made a Presentation to Millstreet Pipe Band of €500 which was the Proceeds of the recent Tractor Run the Club ran out of Aubane. The Presentation took place last Friday night following the Pipe Band’s performance at the Millstreet Culture Night Event. Pipe Major Brendan O’Sullivan and Band Member Marie Twomey accepted the Cheque from Club PRO Bernard Crowley and Club Treasurer Myra Sheehan.
Thanks to Tom Corbett and Danny Lane for the photos.
Millstreet Pipe Band would like to thank everyone for supporting their Church Gate Collection in Millstreet & Ballydaly last weekend. All proceeds go towards the costs associated with the Pipe Band & is very much appreciated.
Want to learn bagpipes & drums? Age 10 years & up? 🎶😊
Millstreet Pipe Band are having a Registration Night on Friday 13th September at 7.30 p.m in Curious Minds Preschool beside the Carnegie Hall in Millstreet for young people age 10 upwards & adults who are interested in joining the Pipe Band.
- FREE Tuition for new band members on Friday Nights from 7.30p.m to 8.00p.m. (The band has practice at the bandroom in the Carnegie Hall & at Curious Minds Preschool beside the Carnegie Hall)
- Equipment costs for new members is €20.00 (No hidden costs…that’s it! 😊)
- Class times are 7.30pm to 8.00p.m for new members and 8.00pm to 9.00p.m for senior members (Tuition times can be flexible if necessary).
- Band Uniform and Instruments are provided free of charge for as long as members remain with the pipe band.
- Transport costs to major events are provided free of charge for each member.
Millstreet Pipe Band were given the honour of leading the 60th Rose Parade at the Rose of Tralee on Saturday night. The band played at the first parade in 1959 & have continued that tradition down through the years.
The band were given a rousing reception as the parade passed the reviewing stages in Tralee & a special mention was given to current committee members Liam Coffey & Tim O’Shea who played at the first Rose Parade in 1959.
The Pipe Band then played at the annual Michael Collins commemoration in Beál na mBláth on Sunday where economist Jim Power gave the oration. Another longstanding event for the pipe band & they received a warm welcome as they played in glorious sunshine.
Millstreet Vintage Club had an Outstanding Turnout for there Tractor Run in Aubane on Sunday last,a big thanks goes out to all the People who came along and supported the Event,Bernard Crowley of Millstreet Vintage Club who headed up the Event was delighted with the response with up to 40 Tractors taking the Road to Ballinagree Show,a great line up of Tractors were present and the Club would would like to thank each and Everyone of you for taking the time out in coming along to the Run,many thanks to all the Aubane Community Centre Team for making us so welcome with fabulous Hospitality and providing a Top Class Venue,to Millstreet Pipe Band for being present today ye were fantastic and a pleasure to Deal with,to the Media and Camera People thanks for all the coverage,to all the Team at Millstreet Vintage Club thanks for all the help and support,the Event would not have been the success that it was without all the help I got beforehand and on the day itself,it made my job very easy,to Mick Duggan and Willie Fitzgerald for driving me around the Route in the Lead Vehicle /Pace Car thanks Lads for doing a Top Class job in keeping the Event running so smoothly,and finally to all at Ballinagree Vintage for having us along,we were delighted to be part of what was a great Show,we got a great welcome and a super time was had and all blessed with great Weather too.
Millstreet Vintage Club.
Sunday August 18th : Tractor Run based at Aubane Community Centre in aid of Millstreet Pipe Band and Remembering Johnny Hickey Former Chairman and Founding Member of Milllstreet Vintage Club and Member of Millstreet Pipe Band,
Meeting from 11am at Aubane Community Community Centre and Departing at 12.30pm to make it’s way to Ballinagree Vintage Show and Family Fun Day.
All Vintage and Modern Tractors very Welcome on the Day.
For Details Call Bernard Crowley on 087 7924406.
Millstreet Vintage Club Johnny Hickey Memorial Spring Car Run on Tommorrow Sunday March 24th next,Johnny was a Founding Member and former Chairman of Millstreet Vintage Club and was a highly Respected Person both in the Club and beyond so its a pleasure for Millstreet Vintage Club to be holding the Inaugural Johnny Hickey Run,The Millstreet Pipe Band will lead off the Run from the Square in Millstreet and this will be very appropriate as Johnny was a very active and Enthusiastic Member of the Pipe Band,a Nice Scenic Route has been laid on with Sign on at the Wallis Arms Hotel from 10.30 am and take off at 12 Noon,Johnny Hickey Memorial Cup up for grabs for Best Car on the day,we will be returning back to Millstreet for the conclusion of the Run with Dinner at the Wallis Arms Hotel for more details Call Bernard on 087 7924406, Willie on 087 2229874 or Denis on 087 2033350.
This evening, Millstreet Pipe continued their tradition of playing out the old year and playing in the new year. Below is a video of one of their renditions.
We’d just like to thank everyone that tuned in to us, and especially those that helped us in any way in 2018. The very best and a happy 2019 to all near and far. Go mbeire muid beo ar an am seo arís. 🥂 🎆
We thank Photographer Supreme, Neil O’Connor of West End, Millstreet and now residing with his Family in U.S.A. for having shared a truly wonderful selection of some 11 images which he captured at The Square on the night in early Dec. 2018 of the official turning on of the lights at the National Monument. His telephoto pictures of members of the Pipe Band and Millstreet Community Singers are magnificent. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Neil O’Connor’s Magnificent Pictorial Coverage of Christmas Square Event 2018”
In addition to these superb activities we also have a special Millstreet Museum Opening from 5.45pm until 7.00pm with an illustrated talk at 6.15pm. And at Millstreet Day Care Centre in Clara Road Millstreet Gramophone Circle meets at 8.15pm where over twenty songs and music are shared by the Presenter. Everyone is most welcome to all activities. Admission is of course free on this 2018 Culture Night in Millstreet. (S.R.)
Happy St. Patrick’s Day to one and all today, wherever you are ☘ ☘
St. Patrick in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet
[Photo by TMC Photography]
Our National Anthem played by the Millstreet Pipe Band ↗
As is tradition for more than 65 years, Millstreet Pipe Band played their New Year recital last evening despite the rain. We’d like to take this chance to thank everyone who supported millstreet.ie in 2017 by sending posts, photos, and information, by sending us messages, and by simply visiting the site. We wish all Millstreet people, and your families, at home and afar the very best for 2018. Photo below thanks to John Tarrant
[read more …] “Happy New Year 2018”
As a community pipe band we need new members to remain an integral part of the community into the future so we are looking for new members at the moment. Call into band practice at our band room in the Carnegie Hall at 8.30p.m on Friday nights to join up. Adults & young people age 10 upwards are all welcome.
FREE tuition for new members, FREE instruments & uniform for as long as you remain with us, FREE transport provided to major engagements. An initial equipment cost of €20 for new members is all that’s required plus an enthusiasm for learning some tunes & having some fun!
Dziękujęmy wszystkim, którzy w ten weekend wspomogli naszą zbiórkę przy bramie kościoła. Bardzo to doceniamy. Wszystkie zebrane pieniądze zostaną przeznaczone na utrzymanie orkiestry.
Jako orkiestra złożona z ochotników z naszej społeczności, potrzebujemy nowych członków, aby pozostać integralną częścią społeczności w przyszłości, dlatego obecnie szukamy nowych członków. Przyjdź do nas podczas ćwiczeń zespołu w naszej sali w Carnegie Hall o godz. 8.30 w piątkowe wieczory, aby dołączyć do grupy. Dorośli i młodzież w wieku od 10 lat są mile widziani.
OPŁACONE czesne dla nowych członków, instrumenty i ubiory ZA DARMO, tak długo jak pozostajesz z nami, BEZPŁATNY transport na najważniejsze występy. Pierwsza i jedyna, wymagana, opłata za wyposażenie to 20 € dla nowych członków. Liczymy również na entuzjazm do nauki utworów oraz na dobrą zabawę.
Millstreet Pipe Band are having a Registration Night on Friday 15th September at 8.45p.m in the bandroom in the Carnegie Hall for young people age 10 upwards & adults who are interested in joining the Pipe Band.
•Free Tuition for band members on Friday Nights
•Equipment costs for new members €20.00
• Class times 8.30pm-9.00pm for new members and 9.00pm-10.00pm for senior members (Tuition times can be flexible if necessary).
• Band Uniform and Instruments are provided free of charge for as long as members remain with the pipe band.
• Transport costs to major events are provided free of charge for each member
Millstreet Vintage Club and Cancer Connect would like to thank Everybody that came out to Support our Show on Sunday last. The Show which was thankfully Blessed with fine weather was an outstanding success with great support on the the day, over 150 vehicles were on display and to all the people that brought out there beautiful exhibits from both near and far. We thank each and every one of you for making the journey, to all the club members who helped out and worked very hard both on the lead up to the event and on the day itself many many thanks. To everybody that helped in anyway no matter how big or small we thank you all very much, to Millstreet GAA, the Town Park Committee, and Millstreet Soccer Club we are most grateful for the use of a top class venue and facilities, without your help and support the event would not have been the success that it was. A very big thank you to all our very generous sponsors who very kindly donated great prizes for our draw. To Sgt. Paul Lynch and his team, we thank them very much for keeping traffic flow and parking facilities running like clockwork, to the Millstreet Fire Brigade Crew for providing us with their time and for giving an insight into the skills and dedication of their challenging job, to the Broomhill Tractor Build Team for bringing their Championship Winning Tractor Build to the Show, to the Millstreet Pipe Band, and to Danny and Pat of Back on Track for providing great Music and Entertainment. To all the People who turned up with exhibits, food stalls, entertainment for the kids etc, to the media who did a great job in getting the word out there, including John Tarrant of The Corkman, C103 Mallow, Millstreet.ie Website, Corkmusicstation, Seán Radley, Willie Fitzgerald, LTV2, Eily Buckley, Andrew Pollock and Team of Irish Vintage Scene, Tom Corbett and Matthew Twomey. Also thanks to the following for there help: Jerry Lehane PC, Joan O`Mahony, Sharon Lane, Noel Buckley, Declan Casey, Dolly Ring, Mens Shed, and K+L Delivieries. We hope everyone enjoyed the Day and in due course we will be presenting a Cheque with the proceeds from the Day to a very worthy and well deserved Cause in Cancer Connect.
We thank Margaret and John Kelleher of Mount Leader, Millstreet for sharing with us a wonderful historic image of the Tóstal in Millstreet c.1957 where a very large number of Pipe Bands visited Millstreet on the occasion. I was six years old and can recall the huge excitement there was throughout the town and of course the splendid musical sound of the various Bands. Our image from a Ballybunion publication shows the Ballybunion Pipe Band pictured at The Square, Millstreet. Please note Tom Radley’s Forge with the wheel against the front wall. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Was this photo of the Dungarvan Band from the same festival?
The best of luck to Kevin Crowley who has been picked at win back (#7) on the Cork team to play Kerry in the Munster Senior Football Championship Final tomorrow Sunday 2nd July in Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney @ 2pm has been announced as follows. Don’t expect him to stay there though. Most see him moving to the full back line.
Also, it will be ‘extra special‘ for the Millstreet Pipe Band who will lead out the teams in the pre match parade at Fitzgerald Stadium for the first time in many years.
All money raised goes towards the
running costs of the pipe band and is
very much appreciated.
– from Millstreet Pipe Band
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.
Friday 25th September at 8.30p.m.
Adults & young people (10+) welcome.
Free tuition on Friday nights.
Equipment costs for new members is a once off €20.
Band Uniform & Instruments provided free of charge while you’re with the band.
Transport costs to major events provided free of charge for members.
Looking forward to seeing new members & possibly some past members on Friday night!
Millstreet Pipe Band appeared on the RTÉ News this evening as they were playing at the annual Béal na mBláth commemoration. Above they are shown listening to the oration of Frances Fitzgerald, the Minister for Justice & Equality. There are more photos below, and you can hear the band and see the news report on the RTÉ Player (from 9:10 to 10:35) . [read more …] “Pipe Band at the Béal na mBláth Commemoration”