2005-08-25 / Community

Breezy Pipes And Drums Perform In World Music Fests

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) A group of 35 pipers and drummers from the Breezy Point Pipes and Drums Band participated in one of the largest mass bagpipe events 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, all of the bands will play together as one mass collective.

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. Some of the participating families will continue their trip to Letterkenny in County Donegal, Ireland to participate in the 54 Annual Fleadh Cheoil (a Festival of Music) from August 22-28. About 20,000 musicians are expected to participate in the event.

Drummers from the band.Drummers from the band.

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