Gilnahirk Pipe Band

Formed 1919

Gilnahirk Presbyterian Church Autumn Fair 2012

The Band was again delighted to be asked to play at the opening of the Church Autumn Fair on Saturday 20 October 2012.

Not only did we have the pleasure of playing under blue skies to an appreciative audience, but the ranks were swelled by the presence of P/M Richard Newell - a famous name in Pipe Band circles in Northern Ireland.

P/M Newell has been attending practices and putting the pipers through their paces for a few weeks now and the improvements can already been seen - more importantly - heard! The full Band was not out but those players who were present acquitted themselves well.

Indeed, we like to think that the mugs of tea brought out on a tray at the end of the performance were as good an endorsement as any Judge's Sheet!

It was also great to see Piper Margaret back out with the band, having made a fantastic recovery after her recent nasty injury. Welcome Back!!

Things are really starting to take off for the Band and our sets for next year are now the priority. If you want to be part of these exciting times for Gilnahirk, come along any Monday night at 8pm or drop us an email at

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