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Competition History

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

Latest News

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 access via website

What is on soon......
No Band Practice this Wednesday 30th May from 5.00pm for learners / dancers; Band 6.30 pm

AGM Canberra Celtic Pipe Band
Approx 8.00pm Wednesday 8th August

Canberra Pipers Club Workshop & Recital 10th annual 2018
Friday 21st ? 4pm to 4pm Sunday 23rd September – University of Canberra; recital Saturday night 22nd - details to follow see facebook

Boorowa Irish Woolfest Sunday September 30th 2018
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

Canberra Celtic Dancing Competition
September 9th 2018

ACT Solo Piping and Drumming Championships Sunday October 2018

Illawarra Scottish Fair Band Contest Sunday October21
The Dandaloo Sporting Field, 336 Kanahooka Road, Dapto Be there Pipers around TBC am for Pipers tuning and drummers soon after to play at TBC then massed bands at 4.00pm

Young Cherry Festival - December 1st Saturday
The tattoo and parade is on Saturday - Pipers for 3.15pm tuning, Street March 4.00 pm , Tattoo starts 5.30pm -. Dress is sun cream, short sleeves, ties, hats. http://www.visityoung.com.au

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!

The College of Piping
Monthly Radio show Podcast

Irish anthem played by the Army Band of Amhrán na bhFiann

Drummers Rudiments
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

Contact Us: +61 (0)2 6285 1767 | email-/- pipemajor@canberraceltic.org

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