The Canberra Celtic Pipe Band first competed in 2002. That year the band competed in two competitions- Dapto NSW and Blacktown
When we formed this band, one of our goals was to participate in a couple of pipe band competitions each year as a way of getting constructive feedback, setting goals to work towards, meeting people from other bands, and generally having a good time with each other. As we approach the end of our first year of existence, we have recently achieved that goal, and, with tremendous success.
In our first ever competition at Dapto on 19 October 2002, we came overall 2nd in Grade 4. Later that year, at Britfest in Blacktown. the CCPB came overall 3rd out of 7 bands in Grade 4. The band also came 1st in dress in Grade 4 (looking smart in new Balmorals and yellow hackles!). Since 2002, we have regularly placed in the middle of the ranks of NSW Grade 4 competions. We are a "young" band and we encourage our learners to become part of our Competition band as soon as possible to give motivation for Individual improvement.
The Band generally enters Competitions in Canberra and Dapto most years as a minimum
The Band is using an App as link for routine communications rather than this website - go to your APP store - search for TeamApp and install - then search for CCPBand - apply to join - select which teams you want to join - can also access TEAMAPP via website; there is closed Band Facebook page where also posted activities and more general information - ask for invite
What is on soon......
Band Practice restart this week 6th march 2019: Wednesday nights from 5.00pm for learners / dancers; Band 6.30 pm;Church of Christ, Weston - practices match ACT school term dates if website not updated
Brigadoon - Saturday 6th April 2019 - March 9:00am
42nd Anniversary - The Street March will start in Erith Street, assembling at Peterson’s Garage (approximately 300m up from the Bundanoon Hotel) at 9.00am. We are ?th so need to be ready & forming up by 8:40am tuned - Pipers aim 8.15am ; Oval performance 11am ; Massed bands full rehearsal at 3.00pm will assemble on the western side of the oval by 3.40pm formed
Maybe Committee Meeting 1 pm
ANZAC Day - April 25 – Tuesday - Yass - 10:30 Parade .
Long Sleeve Shirts- tune up 09:45am
Blessing of the Fleet – Ulladulla Easter Sunday: April 21
Street Parade starts at 11.30 am from the same spot in Crescent St - so if can all be there 11.00 am or before would be good.The Tattoo then at 2.00 pm on the Bitumen Flat as before.
Berry Celtic Festival 25th May - map ground here
The parade assembles in the street at the end of the 3-cornered park, with the rotunda, Queen St Berry. The parade is due to start at 9.30am, so if you were there at 8.45 – 9.00am for tuning
Boorowa Irish Woolfest Sunday September ?th 2019
SHORT sleeve shirts; Pipers 10.00am for tuning for 10:50am street performance then Lead parade at 12:00 + dancers; Stage performance - 1:40pm - short sleeves- ties
The New Kilted Van is rolling
Our Band Facebook Page
There is also a unlisted private Band Facebook page - please ask for invite to access
The Piobaireachd Society
Become a member to access downloads
Try Our Haggis Recipe
Exact proportions up to the cook - if in doubt add more Drambuie to recipe or your glass
Band practice is 98.7dB; recommended to reduce exposure to below 85dB - wear your hearing protectors!
Irish anthem played by the Army Band of Amhrán na bhFiann
Please use Youtube link https://youtu.be/e6JtBbgYMwY or access from Bands Facebook page or dropbox - the exercises are in pdf link - please ask if unable to access