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Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 08-04-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,000
Posted By Michael Faughnan
Re: John M. MacDonald, Pipe Major and Mayor

Hello,

My Instructor Stewart Robertson, who has since passed away, lived in Bulawayo during the 1950's and mentioned John Morrison of Stornoway as being President of the Piob Society. Have you...
Forum: Pipe Bands 01-02-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 706
Posted By Michael Faughnan
Happy New Year from New York Metro

Happy New Year from the New York Metro Pipe Band,
Look back at 2013:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGMP857GIRU&feature=youtube_gdata_player...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 09-17-2010, 12:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,313
Posted By Michael Faughnan
Re: 1932 Pipe Band Contest in Ulmer Park Brooklyn

A different article on the September 1932 contest enlighted us as to why The Lovat Pipe Band was not in the Prize list. Its seems that back the day bands were limited to 16 players on the field and...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 09-17-2010, 10:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,313
Posted By Michael Faughnan
Re: 1938 Pipe Band Contest in Ulmer Park Brooklyn

At the same venue after the summer they had another contest at Ulmer Park that was sponsored by the Caledonian Club of NY and here was the results:

September 1932: Sponsored by The Caledonian...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 09-17-2010, 09:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,313
Posted By Michael Faughnan
1932 Pipe Band Contest in Ulmer Park Brooklyn

Interesting read from an old newspaper article shows a little peak back to the Pipe Band's and people in New York in 1932. Its interesting to note the judge for the day was Donald S McPherson who...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 09-16-2010, 11:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,299
Posted By Michael Faughnan
Re: Pipe Band's at the Worlds Fair....

Yonkers Kiltie Band Participates At Fair
The Yonkers Kiltie Band participated yesterday at the World's Fair in a contest for Scottish pipe bands.
The competition was held in the Court, of Peace....
Forum: Pipe Bands 09-16-2010, 09:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,958
Posted By Michael Faughnan
Re: Thistle Gildry Pipe Band, NY City circa 1950's

Thanks Pat. Was trying to develop some traction or dialogue here with people who might know about some of the older bands in the NY City area and the people who influenced their development. Hoping...
Forum: Pipe Bands 09-13-2010, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,958
Posted By Michael Faughnan
Thistle Gildry Pipe Band, NY City circa 1950s

Hello,

I have read of the Thistle Gildry Pipe Band in New York City in regard to Bob Gilchrist being Pipe Major in the 1950's. Does anyone know much about this Pipe Band? What does the name...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 09-13-2010, 11:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,115
Posted By Michael Faughnan
Re: Donegal Pipers, New York City

Adam,

In doing a final search for your Neil Duddy on the Social Security Death Index I saw a Neil Duddy that was born July 4, 1905 Died May 1975 at 69 yrs of age. His SS# was issued in New York...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 09-13-2010, 09:21 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,115
Posted By Michael Faughnan
Re: Donegal Pipers, New York City

Thanks Al..

Who was Murdoch Buchanan and where was he from? I have heard his name and actually have met quite a few people whom suggest they now play his pipes. Was there more than one Buchanan...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 09-13-2010, 06:57 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,115
Posted By Michael Faughnan
Re: Donegal Pipers, New York City

Very interesting read through out. Thanks for everyones input. I know this takes the thread in a little different direction but how many different "Irish County Bands" were around and where did all...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 09-09-2010, 03:37 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,115
Posted By Michael Faughnan
Re: Donegal Pipers, New York City

I stand corrected. I am not a Gaelic speaker and as soon as you said Dhún na nGall I knew I was wrong. I think Tirconaill is just something I associate with Donegal. When I just looked it up it said...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 09-09-2010, 01:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,115
Posted By Michael Faughnan
Re: Donegal Pipers, New York City

Pat,
By the way. Pat O'Hara Sr and Pat Shannon did not play with the Donegal Pipers. They were members of the Fermanagh Pipe Band in the Bronx, NY.

Another Pipe Band I dont know much about. ...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 09-09-2010, 09:46 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,115
Posted By Michael Faughnan
Re: Donegal Pipers, New York City

I dont know anything about the band. Just an idle curiosity for bands in this area. I did however see reference to them in the Donegal Association of New Yorks History ...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 09-08-2010, 07:03 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,115
Posted By Michael Faughnan
Donegal Pipers, New York City

Hello,
Heard the name Donegal Pipers in NY City being tossed out there in a different thread as being disbanded in the 1950's or 1960's. Anyone know anything about this band.

Michael
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 09-03-2010, 12:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,165
Posted By Michael Faughnan
Re: D. MacKay, Pipe Major, London

Adam,

I must say I enjoy your post's. Thanks

A side bar: I tripped across this page that had a Bio and pictures of Louis Noble with references to Donald MacKay
...
Forum: Pipe Bands 09-02-2010, 04:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 14,340
Posted By Michael Faughnan
Re: Pipe Band History on the US East Coast

What was your Grandfathers name ?
I know that the Yonkers Kilties Pipe Band is a very old Pipe Band. I have read on this forum that they may go back to 1908 and have seen them referenced in a 1912...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 09-02-2010, 03:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,299
Posted By Michael Faughnan
Re: Pipe Band's at the Worlds Fair....

As I continue to dig I found:

Regarding the Lovat Pipe Band in New York City. I see an earlier P/M was Murdock McKenzie who was referenced in 1920s publications as was Angus Fraser being P/M...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 09-02-2010, 01:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,299
Posted By Michael Faughnan
Re: Pipe Band's at the Worlds Fair....

Thanks Barry,

I suppose I guessed Angus Fraser was the P/M when I saw Lovat's were playing. Do you know much about the personell and or history of the Lovat Pipe Band. I believe that another P/M...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 08-30-2010, 01:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,299
Posted By Michael Faughnan
Pipe Band's at teh Worlds Fair....

I am sure that performances and exhibitions at The Worlds Fair have served as way to highlight Pipe Bands over the years and quite possibly have had a positive affect on the standard of piping in the...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 08-27-2010, 08:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,822
Posted By Michael Faughnan
Re: Scottish Games in 1920s - Bands

Thanks Adam... Very interesting


As a side note..
http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi
Shows a Hector McInnes passing away in Detroit Michigan
b Nov 27, 1892 d May 1979 at 86...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 08-27-2010, 06:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,822
Posted By Michael Faughnan
Re: Scottish Games in 1920s - Bands

Found a list of Pre RSPB (Pre 1946) winners of the World Champion Pipe Band Winners
http://s222687927.websitehome.co.uk/fringe/information/worldpipebandchamps/index.htm

The World Pipe Band...
Forum: Pipe Bands 08-26-2010, 07:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 14,340
Posted By Michael Faughnan
Re: Pipe Band History on the US East Coast

In looking through this Bullentin Boards Archives I saw a post that was started about Pipe Bands competing in Scotland in 1920 and saw a reply referring to the 1909, 10 & 11 World Champion Stonehouse...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 08-25-2010, 03:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,822
Posted By Michael Faughnan
Re: Scottish Games in 1920s - Bands

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Is the P/M Hector McInnes of the 1909, 10 & 11 Champion Stonehouse Pipe Band in Scotland the same Hector McInnes that is seen as the P/M of the Grade 1 Ford Motor Co Pipe Band in Detroit in...
Forum: Pipe Bands 08-23-2010, 07:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 14,340
Posted By Michael Faughnan
Re: Pipe Band History on the US East Coast

Hi Rob...

A general interest in Pipe Bands in General. More so the successful bands between 1900 and 2000. Things like whom influenced their growth and influenced the areas pipers/bands and...
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