History of The Brian Boru Pipe Band: Founded in 1998 with the goal of teaching young people the arts of piping and drumming, but has since opened its ranks to teaching adults as well.

The Irish National Tartan was chosen for the kilts and the band proudly bears the name of the first High King of Ireland. The band is proud of its regimental dress and its strong musical ability. We offer our services to the local Fire and Police Departments in the Cape Cod area, and have performed at many of their functions.

If you currently play the pipes or drums or wish to learn this ancient art, please contact the Band Manager, Blake Hopewell by email at  contact@brianborupipeband.org

The Brian Boru Pipe Band has performed with:

  • Patty Keenan & Jerry O’Sullivan
  • The Noel Henry Irish Show Band
  • Liam Maguire
  • Haines & Leighton
  • Celtic Tide
  • Skip Healy
  • Tommy Makem
  • The Cape Cod Symphony

The Brian Boru Band has traveled to:

  • Killkenny, Ireland
    All Ireland Pipe Band Competition 2000
  • Sommerside, Prince Edward Island Highland Games
    Workshop at the College of Piping – 2002
  • Greenfield, NH
    Southern New Hampshire Highland Games, June 2003
    Placed 2nd in Grade V band competition
  • Letterkenny Donegal, Ireland
    All Ireland Pipe Band Competition 2004
  • Jaffrey, NH
    Southern New Hampshire Highland Games June 2006
    Placed 5th overall in Grade V band competition
    Drumline placing 2nd
  • Northhampton, MA
    Glasgowlands Scottish Festival, Placed 5th of 11 grade V bands
  • Loon Mtn., NH 2006
    New Hampshire Highland Games, at which Brian Boru placed 3rd of 14 grade V bands and won the Agnes Hamilton Memorial Trophy for most improved Grade V band.
  • Manchester, NH 2007
    Scottish Arts Indoor Festival, Placed 2nd in grade V bands.
  • Greenfield, MA 2007
    Western MA Highland Games, Brian Boru placed 1st in Grade V Bands
  • Tralee, Ireland 2015
    Rose of Tralee Festival
  • Fenway Park – GAA Hurling Matches
    November 2015
  • Easter Rising Centenary
    Dublin, Ireland – March 2016

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