Breezy Pipes And Drums Perform In World Music Fests
A group of 35 pipers and drummers from the Breezy Point Pipes and Drums Band participated in one of the largest mass bagpipe events held in the United Sates on August 21. The band, led by Terrance Williams, paraded down the streets of Edinburgh, Scotland along with 400 other bands representing 26 countries in Pipefest 2005.
As a grand finale of the event, all of the 400 bands will play together as one mass collective for what is expected to be a very large audience.
Some of the local participating families, many of them from Breezy Point, will continue their trip to Europe with a visit to Letterkenny in County Donegal, Ireland to participate in the 54th Annual Fleadh Cheoil (a Festival of Music) from August 22-28.
The Breezy Point Pipes and Drums has gone from a new organization to a major player in the world of pipe bands in a few short years. Its first performance was at the Rockaway Irish St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Rockaway.