Huge success for Galliagh’s Colmcille Pipe Band

The Colmcille band so some warming up ahead of the competition.
The Colmcille band so some warming up ahead of the competition.

It’s been a season of highs for the Colmcille Pipe Band from Derry.

The band finished in second place at the Ards and North Down Pipe Band Championships which took place at Bangor Castle. The Pipe Corps snapped up the coveted Best Pipes trophy and the Drum Corps were delighted with a second place finish.

Pipe Major Mark Hasson receiving the 2nd place trophy at the Ards and North Down Pipe Band Championships

Pipe Major Mark Hasson receiving the 2nd place trophy at the Ards and North Down Pipe Band Championships

The band recently travelled to Enniskillen to compete in the Co Fermanagh Championships and were absolutely over the moon to finish in first place - winning the piping again. They also won Best Bass and Tenor Section. Last weekend the Colmcille Pipe Band travelled over to Bathgate, Scotland to compete in the British Pipe Band Championships where they picked up second place in the band section. The Pipe Corps finished first in piping and the Drum Corps were also delighted to have placed fourth.

This weekend the band will compete in the Mid-Ulster Sports Arena in Cookstown.

Jason Hasson (Bass drummer) and Tenor drummers Danielle McCartney, Shannon Gillen and Shannon McAteer brave the weather at the Enniskillen Championships.

Jason Hasson (Bass drummer) and Tenor drummers Danielle McCartney, Shannon Gillen and Shannon McAteer brave the weather at the Enniskillen Championships.