Broome County Celtic Pipes & Drum Band and McGirk’s Irish Pub are gearing for a kick-ass party for the end of summer, the Broome County Celtic Music Festival on Saturday, August 26 at Chenango Commons in Binghamton, NY.

Tickets are $10, FREE for kids under 12. You can buy tickets from any of the BCCPD Band Members or stop by McGirk’s Irish Pub, find them here. A limited amount of tickets for sale so get ’em while you can!

Festival Schedule

11 a.m. Kilted Mile Dash

Let’s have a little fun, show up in a kilt for a fun run/jog/walk/saunter about the golf course for a mile or so.

  • 1st Place dash winner receives a BCCPD Piper for a private event and a $50 Gift Card to McGirk’s Irish Pub, $20 in food & drink tickets to the BC Celtic Fest and a 30th Anniversary BCCPD T-shirt!
  • 2nd Place Winner receives a $25 Gift Card to McGirk’s Irish Pub, $20 in food & drink tickets to the BC Celtic Fest and a 30th Anniversary BCCPD T-shirt
  • 3rd Place Winner receives $20 in food & drink tickets to the BC Celtic Fest and a 30th Anniversary BCCPD T-shirt.

12 Noon Pipe Band Exhibition & Mass Band Play

Ever see a pipe band exhibition? Each band gets the stage for a few sets, and then at the end they all culminate into one MASSIVE performance, piping and drumming all together. So here at this festival you will see The Caledonia Highlanders, Penn York Highlanders, Scranton Black Diamonds and of course BCCPD. The exhibition and mass play will take place on the first fairway of Chenango Commons Golf Course.

2:00 p.m. Slainté! It’s time to rock, dance and eat

Carry on over to the festival tent in the beautiful Orchard at Chenango Commons. Live music with Pat Kane and West ‘o’ Clare, Old Friends, The Stoutmen and a performance by Carle School of Irish Dance! Come hungry and thirsty, McGirk’s will have food and beverages going on while you enjoy the great music.



9:30 p.m. Move into the Pub

Well, only about 100 or so of you will be able to actually get inside. but if you’re one of those lucky lads or lassies you’ll get to close the night out with The Shambles in McGirk’s Irish Pub, and there’s a pretty good chance some pipers and drummers will want in on this action with a lil jam session on the pipes and drums.


Katie Sullivan of the Press & Sun Bulletin wrote a fantastic piece on this 30 year-old band, read it here. Photo by Jeff Miller, source: