Celtic

Playing traditional and contemporary bagpipe music from Scotland and beyond.

Music & Tradition

The Pipe Band is home to some of the nation's most experienced pipers and drummers, and invites those interested in tuition.

Since 1914

With 100 years of rich history, our band is one of the nation's oldest in continuous operation.

MPB Gears Up for Competition – With the Help of the Manchester Road Race

By Jake in : Competition // May 27 2014
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The Drum Corps of the Manchester Pipe Band recently took delivery of a new set of Snare, Bass, and Tenor drums from Pearl Drums USA. The band was able to purchase the drums through a generous grant from the Manchester Road Race Committee. At the outset of this competition season, it was apparent that the […]

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MPB Issues Open Invitation to Past Members

By Yoann Le Goff in : Competition // Apr 29 2014
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To mark the milestone of the band’s Centennial Year, the current members of the Manchester Pipe Band have organized a series of events and initiatives throughout 2014. In a letter addressed to former band members, an open invitation was given to invite them to re-connect with the band by participating in one of the Centennial […]

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Scenes from St. Patrick’s

By Jake in : Band's life, Gig // Mar 24 2014
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Scenes from St. Patrick’s

The band has spent most of the weekends in March performing in St. Patrick’s Day parades throughout Connecticut. From the pleasant, nearly 60-degree weather in Hartford early in the month, to the chilly just-above-freezing weather yesterday in Danbury, the band took to the streets. We’ll finish off March with a full-day band rehearsal on Sunday […]

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The 77th Annual Manchester Road Race

By Jake in : Band's life, Gig // Nov 28 2013
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The 77th Annual Manchester Road Race

The band ventured out into the cold on Thanksgiving Morning to entertain the over 15,000 participants in the Manchester Road Race. It has been a Manchester Pipe Band tradition to play along the route, as long-time piper Roger Ritchie put it “for at least 35 years.” However, ours isn’t the longest tradition at the race, […]

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Wes Cole Appointed Lead Drummer

By Jake in : Band's life // Oct 31 2013
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The end of the competition season always marks the start of the band’s preparation season for next year. More is changing this year than just the music: we are proud to announce that Wes Cole is joining as our Leading Drummer effective immediately. Wes, a former member of the Oran Mor Pipe Band of Albany, New York, and […]

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