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2016 Graduation Season

Congratulations to the graduates of 2016! Broome County Celtic Pipes & Drums will be there for several of the ceremonies. Look for us at the following graduations…
SUNY Broome, Thurs. May 19th
Binghamton University, Fri. May 20th
Hartwick College, Sat. May 21st
Binghamton University (again), Sun. May 22nd
Union-Endicott High School, Sat. June 25th

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St. Patrick’s Day with BC Celtic!

St. Patrick’s Day is tomorrow and what better way to spend it than with BC Celtic! So we’ll be hitting some spots around town ALL day.

Our evening events start with parading through Wegman’s at 5pm, then performances at Binghamton University at 6pm, South City Publick House at 7pm, and McGirk’s around 7:50pm (before the Reveler’s performance). Earlier in the day we’ll be making some small stops at the Doubletree and a local elementary school, then we’re over to the Colonial at 2pm and possibly other spots downtown. So we’ll be all over and have something for all ages. You can also follow our list of events over at BingPop.com.

Until tomorrow…
(Photo taken by Drum Sergeant Wally Webster)

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NY Tartan Day Raffle

On April 9th, Broome County Celtic Pipes & Drums will be traveling to New York City to participate in the Tartan Day Parade! And we will be offering the opportunity for a lucky raffle winner and a guest to not only attend but participate in the parade with us! For those not familiar with Tartan Week and the Tartan Day parade, it is a great cultural celebration with a parade up 6th ave between 45th and 55th streets, right in the heart of Manhattan. Much fun will be had.  The winner and a guest will travel with the band, carry the BCCPD banner in front of the band for the parade, receive $100 to be spent on the trip and spend the day celebrating with the band in NYC.

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Raffle tickets ($20) will be available at McGirk’s Irish Pub in Chenango Bridge, the Corner Drug Store and Gift Shop in Endicott, or you can send a direct message via the band Facebook page or website. Good luck!

 

Guinness Toast 2016 – February 19th

It’s that time again! The Great Guinness Toast is next Friday February 19th and Broome County Celtic Pipes & Drums will again be touring local bars and establishments to celebrate and raise money for charity. Please join us, along with organizers from A.L. George, for the celebration. Whether this is your first tour or a yearly tradition, you don’t want to miss it as a fun time is always had. You can join us for one, a few or all stops. Just make sure you plan safely.

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Here are the stops…
5:15 – 5:45pm @ KELLY’S SPORTS BAR, 102 N Page Ave, Endicott
6:00 – 6:30pm @ HARRY TUFT’S PUBLICK HOUSE, 203 W Main St, Endicott
6:45 – 7:15pm @ ENFIELD’S RESTAURANT, 800 Hooper Rd, 320, Endwell
7:45 – 8:15pm @ IRISH KEVINS, 47 Riverside Dr, Johnson City
8:30 – 9:00pm @ THE COLONIAL, 56-58 Court St, Binghamton
9:15 – 9:45pm @ HOUSE OF REARDON, 25 Grant St, Binghamton
10:00 – 10:30pm @ GALLAGHER’S IRISH PUB, 92 Robinson St, Binghamton
10:45 – 11:15pm @ MY UNCLE’S PLACE, 120 E Service Rd, Binghamton
11:30pm @ McGIRK’S IRISH PUB, 1 Kattelville Rd, Binghamton

So… where will you be for the toast?

 

Celtic Christmas 2015

Broome County Celtic Pipes and Drums will once again be joining in the holiday cheer as we help a great local theatre raise money. The event is Saturday, December 5th starting at 7pm, and we tend to play early on. Buy tickets now as they will not be available at the door. Hope to see you there!

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Halfway to St Paddy’s Day Tour, Friday September 18th

First, we’d like to thank all of the sponsors, donation givers, players and volunteers that made our annual golf tournament a HUGE success. We couldn’t have done it without you all. Pictures are available on our Facebook page.

This weekend at the tournament, the band announced the “Halfway to St. Paddy’s Day Tour w/ Broome County Celtic Pipes & Drums” on Friday September 18th. We also released the initial list of locations and times (shown in flyer). Prepare to join us at a stop or two, or set up a safe plan to follow us for the whole tour. It’ll be the same fun you’ve come to enjoy with the St. Patrick’s Season Guinness Toast pub crawl, but with fewer stops which will allow for some additional time to enjoy each stop. We hope to see you there!

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2015 Annual Golf Tournament

Save the date… the annual golf tournament is Saturday August 1st at En-Joie Golf Club.

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Parade Day 2015 w/ BC Celtic Pipes & Drums

Thank you everyone who came to the Tour this past weekend. What a turn out! It was a huge success and much fun was had by all… But we’re not done yet. The season has only just begun. Binghamton Parade Day is this Saturday and we’ve got more stops planned along the way, starting with the night before the parade.

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Here’s the schedule…

March 6th, Friday, Parade Eve
– AOH – Main St., Binghamton – 5:15pm
– The Beef – Leroy St., Binghamton – 6:15pm
March 7th, Saturday, PARADE DAY
– Binghamton Parade – Starts at 1:30pm
– Seton Catholic Central H.S. – Seminary Ave, Binghamton – 3-5pm
– The Old Union Hotel – Clinton St., Binghamton – 5pm
– Gallagher’s Irish Pub – Robinson St., Binghamton – 6:30pm
– McGirks Irish Pub – Kattelville Rd., Chenango Bridge – 8-9pm

See you this weekend!

“Piping For Our Pubs” Tour on Sat. February 28th

Broome County Celtic Pipes & Drums is doing a local tour on Saturday February 28th!!!

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We know so many of you were disappointed to hear the yearly Guinness Toast tour with the band was not occurring as it traditionally would around this time. The official event organizers made that call. BUT the band still wanted to provide the opportunity for you to celebrate the beginning of the St. Patrick’s holiday season with us while visiting some of the same spots. So we bring you the “2015 Piping For Our Pubs” Tour…

Here are locations and times:
Wegman’s, Johnson City, NY – 4:45pm
Kelly’s Sports Bar, Endicott, NY – 5:15pm
Blind Tiger Pub, Johnson City, NY – 6pm
Giblin’s, Johnson City, NY – 7pm
Southside Yanni’s, Binghamton, NY – 8pm
McGirks, Chenango Bridge, NY – by 9pm (Old Friends performing)

Join us at one or all of these locations for a great time! We’re doing this for the community and those who look forward to touring with us every year. From monies collected, a donation will be made to Hockey4Hope (http://www.hockey4hope.com) on their March 28th event. Again, this is for the community and all you do to support this band. Thank you and see you on the tour!

Also stay tuned for more announcements of band events during and around Parade Day.

Eat Haggis and Ceilidh On!

This biennial Robert Burns Evening maintained the fine tradition of a good time being had by all. Thank you everyone who attended and/or contributed to help make the event such a success. Here are a few photos from the evening:

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