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Forum: Beer Tent 10-29-2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,549
Posted By pat martens
Re: Misrepresented Ebay pipes?

Thanks Yann,

I was going to keep quiet about these but everyone wants to know if they are Pakistani pipes....they are not. As I had thought these pipes were made in Brittany. The combings were...
Forum: Competition Results 06-30-2011, 09:39 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 14,391
Posted By pat martens
Re: Bob Sheppard's judging at British

If I read this correctly, the drumming scores were further apart than the ensemble scores, how come no one is upset with the drumming judge?
Forum: Pipe Bands 01-31-2011, 03:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,413
Posted By pat martens
Re: Nyc "250" st patrick's day parade

The NYC parade is actually special...the fact that the parade does exist and must take place is built into the NYC Charter. Im not sure if the St Patricks Day parade will get a dispensation. It was...
Forum: Pipe Bands 09-17-2010, 06:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,995
Posted By pat martens
Re: Thistle Gildry Pipe Band, NY City circa 1950's

Hi Mike,

I have always been a bit of a buff in regards to pipe bands in the Tri State area as you may know. I know a lot of the old histories and will gladly share what I know. I have gone out...
Forum: Pipe Bands 09-13-2010, 04:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,995
Posted By pat martens
Re: Thistle Gildry Pipe Band, NY City circa 1950's

Michael,

Joe Brady Sr was P/M of the Thistle Guildry band.....Im sure he can tell you all the info.

Pat
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 09-13-2010, 05:28 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,140
Posted By pat martens
Re: Donegal Pipers, New York City

Hi Adam and John,

I did in fact speak to Jimmy Higgins the other day and he did confirm that Duddy was the P/M of the Donegal Pipe Band until 1952. The uniform situation was rough back then....
Forum: Competition Results 09-12-2010, 08:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,411
Posted By pat martens
Re: Ligonier Games results

how many bands in grade 5 at ligonneer?
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 09-09-2010, 01:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,140
Posted By pat martens
Re: Donegal Pipers, New York City

Hi Adam,,

Yes they did exist. I will try and find out more about Duddy for you. Hi Michael, You are right I was mistaken. It was Fermanagh they played with. I will try to get you more info....
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 09-09-2010, 10:41 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,140
Posted By pat martens
Re: Donegal Pipers, New York City

Hi Mike,

Jimmy Higgins was a member of the Donegal Pipe Band as was Bobby Costigan Big John OConnor Mike Breen and a few more who are still around. They can tell you plenty. I think Pat OHaras...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-30-2010, 11:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,636
Posted By pat martens
Re: Insulting...yes its insulting...!!

Just so you all know, the picture that was photoshopped is Iain Sherwood who is a contributing member on this forum and a very nice person...whether you like him outfit is up to you but I know him...
Forum: Side / Snare 07-29-2010, 12:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 893
Posted By pat martens
Westchester and District Pipe Band looking for drummers

Greetings to you all:
The Westchester and District Pipe Band is looking to increase the drum line and we are taking on drummers who wish to learn and compete. Beginners welcome. Experienced drummers...
Forum: Competition Results 07-04-2010, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,436
Posted By pat martens
Re: Round Hill Results Post Here!

Results for Round Hill:

Duncan Bell, Open Piper of the day


Grade 5:

1-Westchester & District
2-Rampant Lion
3-Saffron 5
Forum: Competition Results 07-02-2010, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,853
Posted By pat martens
Re: Draw for Round Hill Grades 5 4 and 3

probably doing the smart thing...parades for 2 grand a rip instead of spending the day in the heat for the glory of a silver cup and a nominal check...you know the stuff we have been doing for the...
Forum: Music 07-01-2010, 05:45 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,709
Posted By pat martens
Re: Irish funeral tunes?

Lord of the Dance is highly appropriate here. It is also known as Simple Gifts.
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 07-01-2010, 05:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,280
Posted By pat martens
Re: Parades-can pipers lead the flag?

I have found that bands are better off to lead the colors simply because the band sets the cadence. Most times you have people carrying flags who dont know how to march or move fast enough to let the...
Forum: Competition Results 07-01-2010, 05:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,853
Posted By pat martens
Draw for Round Hill Grades 5 4 and 3

This is taken from the Round Hill website today. Good luck to all.


Grade 5:

Rampant Lion 2 pm
Saffron 5 2 10
St. Anns 2 20
Litchfield 2 30
Ceol Glenn 2 40
Forum: Piobaireachd 06-24-2010, 10:58 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 31,991
Posted By pat martens
Re: EUSPBA - NO Ground only Piob

I dont post or respond very often. The bottom line is the rules are the rules. The EUSPBA has made the decision. Period. If you want to compete, play by the set rules or stay home and listen to a...
Forum: Your Announcements 05-20-2010, 11:08 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,765
Posted By pat martens
Westchester and District Pipe Band Concert

Hello all,

The Westchester and District Pipe Band will hosting a concert/ fundraiser for the band on JUNE 12th 2010 at the 1st Presbyterian Church in Stamford Connecticut from 8 to 10 pm. The...
Forum: Your Announcements 05-20-2010, 10:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 645
Posted By pat martens
Rockland Counrt AOH FEIS

Greetings:

I have been inundated with phone calls and emails as to what is going on with the Rockland Feis held at Anthony Wayne State Park. As most of you know, NY is broke and they are closing...
Forum: Competition Results 05-19-2010, 07:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,881
Posted By pat martens
Re: Fair Hill grade 5?

I can tell you all that only 1 judge mentioned the restrike and was correct in doing so. I dont feel the 11th is justified based on the comments we got but it is what it is. I have just passed my...
Forum: Competition Results 05-16-2010, 05:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,881
Posted By pat martens
Re: Fair Hill grade 5?

PSA Piper, not sure where you got your information from, but you are incorrect. One of my pipers had a roaring bass drone and stopped and restarted his pipes. No one broke down. Please get your...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 02-11-2010, 08:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,478
Posted By pat martens
Re: Help needed: identifying a set of pipes

There is no way those drones are Hardies. Gillanders, Lawries or Sinclair or even possibly Tweedie.
Forum: In Memoriam 02-11-2010, 12:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,896
Posted By pat martens
Randy Sperl

Randy Sperl, former drummer with AMERSCOT, SCHENECTADY and COLUMBIA AND DISTRICT PIPE BANDS in upstate NY passed away in the last day or two. Randy was a talented drummer. No news or details...
Forum: Pipe Bands 01-27-2010, 08:22 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,482
Posted By pat martens
Re: EUSPBA rules updated 1-22-10

Got a few private messages from my last posting...lol..I guess sarcasm was wasted on some. I was told what I wrote was incorrect..I know..just having some tongue in cheek fun..RELAX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Forum: Beer Tent 01-26-2010, 03:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,360
Posted By pat martens
Re: Viva Las Vegas

The BIG Vegas Showdown is for 2011 not 2010.
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