U.S. Pipe Band Win
All-Ireland Title

St. Columcille United Gaelic Pipe Band.

By Dave Lewis, Assistant Editor
September / October 2018

The St. Columcille United Gaelic Pipe Band from the Scots-Irish stronghold of Kearny, New Jersey made history when they became the first band outside of Ireland or the U.K. to win an All-Ireland Pipe Band Championship. In early July, the band competed in New Ross, County Wexford, against the best of the best in the 73rd annual All- Ireland Pipe Band Championship, and won out in multiple divisions.

The 40-member band earned two first places in piping, a first in ensemble, and a fourth place finish in drumming, as well as ending the championship as first-time All-Ireland winners. ♦ Dave Lewis 

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