Wednesday, March 24, 2010

OMPB Announces 2010 Competitive Repertoire and Schedule

Today, the Oran Mor Pipe Band formally announces its 2010 competitive repertoire, and contest schedule:

Please come out and support the band in its efforts to win the World Pipe Band Championships in 2010!!!


Medley #1
Alex MacDonald
Laird of Drumblair
Birks of Abergeldie
High Road to Linton
Mingulay Boat Song
Jimmy Ward's Jig
Alex MacDonald

Medley #2
Dave's Tune
Rory MacLeod
Loch Monar
Blackley of Hillsdale
Charms of Whiskey
Gravel Path
Loch Monar Reprise

MSR #1
Highland Wedding
Maggie Cameron
John Morrison of Assynt House

MSR #2
Braes of Baddenock
Susan McLeod
Loch Carron

Contest Schedule:

April 10th, Concord NH

May 15th, Newark DE

June 5th, Liberty Corner NJ

July 17th, Florence MA

July 24th-25th, Herkimer NY

August 7th, County Down, Ireland

August 14th, Glasgow Scotland

September 4th-5th, Altamont NY

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Albany St. Patrick's Day Parade

The rain held off for Albany's St. Patrick's Day Parade yesterday, but the OMPB donned their rain capes just in case. The crowds were smaller than last year, but those present were just as...jolly…as normal! Many thanks to our sponsor, South End Irish.

We were very excited to gather after the parade at the new Celtic Hall in Colonie for dinner and drinks. The CDCCA has done a wonderful job turning an old office building into a beautiful new space. We hear that Bingo will begin next Friday!

To view more photos from the parade, click here.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Donald F. Lindsay - The Scenery and Ancient Bagpipe Music of Scotland

Donald F. Linsday will be presenting a lecture/demonstration on Piobaireachd this evening. Details:

Program: The Scenery and Ancient Bagpipe Music of Scotland

Time: Monday, March 8th at 7:30 p.m

Location: Petersburgh Memorial Community Center (on Route 2 in Petersburgh)

Admission: No Charge

Description: Donald Lindsay will present a program of Bagpipe music as well as a series of related landscapes and portraits. Donald will play examples which illustrate how the pieces were constructed. He will also demonstrate the method of singing the tunes to transmit them from one piper to another.

Sponsors: Co-sponsored by the Petersburgh Public Library and the Petersburgh Veterans' Memorial Hall Community Center.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Celtic Jam '10

Oran Mor members performed at the Scotia-Glenville Pipe Band's 2010 Celtic Jam Concert last Friday. (L-R) Graham Thompson, Michael Miller, Jr., Jesse MacWilliams, Colin Wilson and Alex Allendorph are all SGPB alumni.

The Scotia-Glenville Pipe Band's mission is to teach and develop pipers and drummers between the ages of 8 and 18 to achieve excellence in competition and performance through the pipe band idiom. The band's instructors include Band Director Maureen Connor, Eric MacNeill, Andrew Douglas, and Michael Schoppe -- all members of the Oran Mor Pipe Band.

To learn more about the SGPB, visit