Millstreet Pipe Band Prepares for “Rose of Tralee” 2015

 

Members of Millstreet Pipe Band prepare to travel by coach to the Kingdom of Kerry for the official parade of the Rose of Tralee Festival 2015.   The Band has the unique honour of appearing at all of the 55 previous Tralee events.   Click on the images to enlarge.
Members of Millstreet Pipe Band prepare to travel by coach to the Kingdom of Kerry for the official parade on Saturday, 15th August of the Rose of Tralee Festival 2015. The Band has the unique honour of appearing at all of the 55 previous Tralee events. Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

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Millstreet Pipe Band at Munster Football Final 2015 in Killarney

Millstreet Pipe Band leading the parade of the two teams - Cork and Kerry - at Ftizgerald's Stadium, Killarney today.  Many Millstreet people were also present in the attendance of some 35,000 people (including Stephen Tarrant and Family of "The Bridge Bar").  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Millstreet Pipe Band leading the parade of the two teams – Cork and Kerry – at Fitzgerald’s Stadium, Killarney today. Many Millstreet people were also present in the attendance of some 35,000 people (including Stephen Tarrant and Family of “The Bridge Bar”) at the Munster Football Final. Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

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There are also lots of photos of the day on the Millstreet Pipe Band page, but let’s view some further [read more …] “Millstreet Pipe Band at Munster Football Final 2015 in Killarney”

Millstreet Pipe Band Prepares for Munster Final 2015

In preparation for next Sunday's Munster Football Final in Killarney (5th July 2015) Millstreet Pipe Band have been dedicatedly practising in the Town Park.  And we note three young wonderfully loyal followers supporting throughout the practice!  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
In preparation for next Sunday’s Munster Football Final in Killarney (5th July 2015) Millstreet Pipe Band has been dedicatedly practising in the Town Park. And we note three young wonderfully loyal followers supporting throughout the practice…as well of course as Liam Coffey (in foreground) who is synonymous with the Band for some 56 years! Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

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Best Marching Band at the Killarney St.Patrick’s Day Parade

2015-03-24 Millstreet Pipe Band were awarded the best Marching Band at the Killarney St.Patrick's Day FestivalCongratulations 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.

Something Special

Millstreet Pipe Band at Ballydaly Mass - photo by John Tarrant
Millstreet Pipe Band at Ballydaly Mass on Tuesday morning last – photo by John Tarrant

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”

Interested in Joining Millstreet Pipe Band ?

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

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Millstreet Welcomes 2015!

Millstreet Pipe Band so wonderfully loyal to the tradition of welcoming the New Year at the Square Plaza joined by cheerful supporters of this great tradition.   And our wish from our Millstreet Website Team - "A very Happy New Year and may your Blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow throughout a very Bright 2015 ... and may trouble avoid you wherever you go!" Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Millstreet Pipe Band so wonderfully loyal to the tradition of welcoming the New Year at the Square Plaza joined by cheerful supporters of this great tradition. And our wish from our Millstreet Website Team – “A very Happy New Year and may your Blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow throughout a very Bright 2015 … and may trouble avoid you wherever you go!”   Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

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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!”

Ring out the Old, and Ring in the New

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Ringing in 2013

As is tradition, Millstreet Pipe Band will Ring in the New Year in the Square this evening (Wednesday December 31st) at 8pm.

It would be nice to see people come together for this … and it looks like being dry too!

Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
The flying cloud, the frosty light:
The year is dying in the night;
Ring out, wild bells, and let him die. [read more …] “Ring out the Old, and Ring in the New”

Millstreet Pipe Band Members Pay Tribute to the late Con Tarrant

Millstreet Pipe Band were among those who formed a special Guard of Honour in Banteer tonight in tribute to the late Con Tarrant, R.I.P..  The Band will ring out the year at The Square, Millstreet on Wednesday, 31st Dec. at 8pm.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Millstreet Pipe Band were among those who at the Funeral of a very highly regarded and popular member of the Band, formed a special Guard of Honour in Banteer tonight in tribute to the late Con Tarrant, R.I.P..The Band will ring out the year at The Square, Millstreet on Wednesday, 31st Dec. at 8pm. Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

 

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Con Tarrant in the 1970s leading Millstreet Pipe Band down West End, Millstreet with Clara Mountain in the background.   (S.R.)

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Founding officer of Millstreet Pipe Band passes away – Associated with a number of organisations over the years, Con’s gentle and affable presence won many friends. A native of Millstreet, he figured promimently with the local Pipe Band for many years…

Pipe Band play at the County Football Final

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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.

[read more …] “Pipe Band play at the County Football Final”

Millstreet Pipe Band to Play at Senior Football Final in Cork

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]