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Brian Boru Irish Pipe Band 40th Anniversary - Bagpipes

by Brian Boru Irish Pipe Band - Bagpipes

Highland Bagpipes and Drums, Fiddle, Accordion and Uilleann Pipes.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Kelly, The Wearing of the Green
Brian Boru Irish Pipe Band
2:13 $0.89
2. Brian Boru Drum Salute 1
Brian Boru Irish Pipe Band
1:31 $0.89
3. Elisia's Fancy, George the Beagle, Good Drying, Vanessa's Fantas
Brian Boru Irish Pipe Band
2:58 $0.89
4. Peacock's Feather, East Clare Polka
Brian Boru Irish Pipe Band
2:13 $0.89
5. Steam Train to Mallaig
Brian Boru Irish Pipe Band
3:09 $0.89
6. Minstrel Boy, Scotland the Brave, Johnny Scobie
Brian Boru Irish Pipe Band
2:49 $0.89
7. Martin McHugh's Jigs
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3:02 $0.89
8. The Pikeman's March, The Battle of Waterloo
Brian Boru Irish Pipe Band
2:19 $0.89
9. The Green Hills of Tyrol, Last Rose of Summer
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2:14 $0.89
10. The Sally Gardens
Brian Boru Irish Pipe Band
1:15 $0.89
11. The Star of the County Down, Wha Say the Forty Twa
Brian Boru Irish Pipe Band
2:13 $0.89
12. Amazing Grace
Brian Boru Irish Pipe Band
2:25 $0.89
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Album Notes
Read the reviews below. This is one of the best pipe band CD\'s available at any price!

This St. Paul bagpipe company performs all your favorite Irish pieces, from Kelly to Wearing of the Green to Minstrel Boy. A beautiful, soaring version of Amazing Grace is one of the highlights, as well as lively pieces accompanied by fiddle, accordion and uillean pipes.

Members of the Brian Boru Irish Pipe Band have performed with national acts including Green Day, Blink-182 and Rod Stewart as well as alongside local acts like Barra and Scoil Na Dtri School of Irish Dance. Our presence has been requested at events from the Minnesota Twins to the Twin Cities Marathon. Lately the band has been performing at top Celtic Fairs throughout the world.


The Brian Boru Irish Pipe Band was established in 1962 to preserve and advance Celtic piping, drumming, and dancing. We are one of the oldest existing pipe bands in the Upper Midwest. Over the years the Brian Boru Band has become a fixture in parades, celebrations, dances, and an increasing number of private festivities. We play for local, regional, and national events, adding a sense of tradition and spirit of pageantry to every program in which we participate.

Our distinctive Irish uniforms -- the saffron kilt, black tunic, and black cabeen (beret) with green or red plumes -- are modeled after traditional Irish pipe bands. A number of the band members wear the original brass buttons from uniforms of the Irish Volunteers, the very units involved in the historic Easter Uprising in Dublin, 1916. Officers of the Brian Boru Band, recognized by the distinctive red sash worn across their left shoulder, choose the tunes you hear.

Some of the music performed by the Brian Boru Band came out of that fierce era of Ireland\'s past. Other pieces are more modern, and many are much, much older -- ancient reels and airs, timeless ballads and war marches, and lively, lighthearted jigs.



The Brian Boru Irish Pipe Band
by Ari McKee

Article originally appeared in the Irish Gazette.

The phrase \"local band\" is almost a synonym for short-lived. Bands these days seem to be composed of a sparingly talented group of youngsters who met in metal shop or rehab and are known as \"The Screaming Death Tobaggans\" for a few fleeting weekends, their gig dates buried deep in a couple of City Pages club ads. They break up, regroup, splinter, and usually fade into ordinary life- decades from now their kids may never have known their mommy or daddy was a musician.

But there\'s another kind of local band. The members are either seasoned professionals or learning students, the performance attire requires shoes and brass polish, and there\'s been no monkeying around with the name for thirty-eight years. Which, when you think about it, is really a drop in the bucket when you realize they play instruments that have been around for upwards of three thousand years.

This is the culture of the bagpiper, and the Brian Boru Irish Pipe Band is the upper midwest\'s most senior ambassador to this unique world of sacred music and just -as-sacred traditions. Established in 1961 by accomplished pipers, it continues week by week and year by year with some of those original members, many newer members and even the children of original members. The uniform is the same- a saffron kilt (tartan is for the Scots) and black wool short jacket. Some of the pipers sport original buttons from the Irish troops who participated in the Easter Uprising of Dublin in 1916. The music is largely the same- lively jigs, triumphant marches, familiar airs and wrenching ballads, but each generation has added both newer and less well-known historic pipe tunes to keep everyone on their toes. Some of the pipes themselves are old and ornate, some are new and shiny, but all play the same nine notes held aloft by the wail of the three drones. The combination of these twelve elements can create, in the right hands and lips, the fearsome shriek of the war pipes or the keening moan of a love lost.

Training those hands and lips to create such magic is another story, however. These days it falls to Pipe Major John McCormick to mold the next generation of brave but few bagpipers. The Brian Boru Irish Pipe Band offers free lessons to entice men and women to take on the not-inconsiderable challenge of learning the bagpipes. Many have attended classes over the years and have stayed, bearing the complaints of loved ones and neighbors (amplifiers, hah!), and eventually overcoming the frustration involved in learning the temperamental and high-maintenance instrument. The reward, after all, is not just beautiful music, but an immeasurable connection to one\'s Irish roots. If you remember something when you\'re downtown next Wednesday, remember this: the pipers were there even before good Saint Patrick was.

So, in its quiet way (well, maybe quiet is the wrong word), the Brian Boru Irish Pipe Band continues on its historic path. You\'ll see them heavily this month in Saint Paul, Minneapolis and greater Minnesota, but also throughout the performance season at various games, fairs, parades and festivals. Don\'t miss them, but if you do, I\'m pretty sure they\'ll be doing it again next year.



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Great CD
Exactly what I was looking for. Sounds like they are playing right in front of me.

Aubrey McCollough

Brian Boru Irish Pipe Band
Love the music, great service and really appreciate checking to see if everything was received ok. A+++++ to buy from

Stephen Chappell

One of the best recordings of bagpipes
As close to live as you can get,the tone of pipes was awesome(ie the chanter & drones) especially tracks three and five.I have a lot of bagpipe music,this is clearly one of the best.Only downer was the ending of Amazing Grace;the sound studio
turned the song down at the finish.The Pipers' need to close out themselves!!!!!

Phil McGill

Brian Boru Irish Pipe Band 40th Anniversary
The tunes played were great! The bagpiping was outstanding!! Good job people!! I look forward to your next CD.
Oh, CD Baby is fast and on the ball!! I will recommend you!!

Melody Burkholder

Celts and those who love them
This is an excellent good CD of the music that makes the pipes so good. These guys are wonderfull in thier performance, and make me wish I could hear them live! I loved the sound of the ranked pipes... actually gave me goosebumps.


This CD was great. Personally I find it difficult to find Irish Warpipe bands and CD's, so this group and their CD were exactly what I was looking for. The music is great, the Warpipes sound wonderful, and reveals a authentic Irish feeling. Erin Go Bragh.

Daniel P. Gleason Jr.

Buy This Cd...
...If you love the pipes and drums!! Great recording...every song a winner. Found them on myspace searching pipe and drum bands. I've listened to this cd about 5 times since getting it two weeks ago.


This is great
This is a great cd to have in the truck as I cross the country. I would recomend it to anyone and the service was great. I can't wait to see these guys live!!!

Maureen (a fine Irish name)

You will not be disappointed in this CD.
This is a great collection of music by some truely talented artists. Each tune is a gem. I particularly like Steam Train to Mallaig, and look forward to the techno version on the next CD (hint, hint). CD Baby is fast and communication with customer outstanding. ENJOY!


Great CD - I can't stop playing it!!!!!!!
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