De La Salle Scout Pipe Band

e5s1 pic 1The De La Salle Scout Pipe Band which was founded on December 15th 1933 will launch a year of celebrations to mark its 80th anniversary with a concert in Garter Lane on Saturday, 14th December.

Over the years the band has upheld the tradition of highland piping and drumming in Waterford City and has entertained the general public at its many performances.

In pipe band competitions in recent years the band has won a number of Munster titles and has also competed both at home and abroad where they have achieved a number of accolades. A number of individual band members have also been successful in Solo piping and drumming competitions and have won trophies at both Local and All Ireland events.

In this concert, as well as playing a mixture of traditional Irish and Scottish pieces, the band will play tunes from France and Spain that they learned while performing at festivals in various countries around the world. The band will also play a number of pieces played over the years at the Royal Edinburgh Tattoo which it learned for the very successful Waterford Massed Bands concerts which have been staged annually over the last nine years to raise money for local Waterford charities.

On the night in addition to the traditional highland pipes and drums, members of the band will play a number of other traditional Irish and Scottish instruments and the band will be accompanied by the beautiful voice of Catharine Keane who will be supported by her Dad Gerry. In recent years Catharine has been involved in a number of musicals in the city.

To celebrate the Festive Season of Christmas the band will also perform some seasonal pieces.

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