2005-08-25 / Community

Breezy Pipes And Drums Perform In World Music Fests

Pictured: Members of the Breezy Point Pipes and Drums Band performing in past parades.Pictured: Members of the Breezy Point Pipes and Drums Band performing in past parades. 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.

Pictured: Members of the St. Cecilia and Pearl River music schools, who will represent New York at the Fleadh Cheoil. Bottom Row: Thomas McNamara, Brian Lindsey, Conor McNamara, Andrew Furlong, Michael Maloney, Conor King. Middle Row: Fiona Horgan, Maggie McNamara, Kerry Dolan, Fiona Crowley, Katie Dolan, Pamela Geraghty, Blaitlin Loughran. Top Row: Brian Hamburger, Eoghan Conway, Maeve Flanagan, Catherine Joyce, teacher Ann Marie Acosta (from Rockaway Beach) Oisin Conway, Thomas Maloney and Kevin D’Emic (from Breezy Point)Pictured: Members of the St. Cecilia and Pearl River music schools, who will represent New York at the Fleadh Cheoil. Bottom Row: Thomas McNamara, Brian Lindsey, Conor McNamara, Andrew Furlong, Michael Maloney, Conor King. Middle Row: Fiona Horgan, Maggie McNamara, Kerry Dolan, Fiona Crowley, Katie Dolan, Pamela Geraghty, Blaitlin Loughran. Top Row: Brian Hamburger, Eoghan Conway, Maeve Flanagan, Catherine Joyce, teacher Ann Marie Acosta (from Rockaway Beach) Oisin Conway, Thomas Maloney and Kevin D’Emic (from Breezy Point) 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.

About 20,000 musicians are expected to participate in the County Donegal event.

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.

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