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Post by True_Blue_Piper on Mon 21 Jan - 3:44:57

don't know if that would do much good Stormy, he's a senior officer....don't think they have any bollocks.
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Post by True_Blue_Piper on Mon 21 Jan - 12:49:30

well transpires that.....Wilson's brother (Gavin) didn't even know about it.....he will however......endeavour to find out.
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Post by Heilan Mary on Wed 23 Jan - 13:34:27

Good. Remember P & D doing this a couple of years back saying that there would be a new big shot band starting in NI. The Mid-Ulster PIpeband or something like that and it never materialised.
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Post by Gordy88 on Wed 23 Jan - 15:25:56

Heilan Mary wrote:Good. Remember P & D doing this a couple of years back saying that there would be a new big shot band starting in NI. The Mid-Ulster PIpeband or something like that and it never materialised.

They keep trying to get if flying from time to time, being billed as a cross community type of thing, can't see it myself, althoughj its a good idea.

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Post by Redneck on Sat 26 Jan - 17:41:09

It would be Gordy, Brendan Murphy approached me about this idea 'n asked if I'd be interested.

Brendan wid be a good man at the helm, good ear fer sound 'n a first class player too ( when soberish laughing laughing )
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Post by Gordy88 on Sat 26 Jan - 19:16:34

Redneck wrote:It would be Gordy, Brendan Murphy approached me about this idea 'n asked if I'd be interested.

Brendan wid be a good man at the helm, good ear fer sound 'n a first class player too ( when soberish laughing laughing )

He is a good lad, he got married in September, and it would seem that the wife wears the troosers!

Might not be allowed to go to band twice a week, SPPB may suit him better.

Seem to remember it fell through over drummers too,

Do you think they would do the 12th laughing laughing laughing

Bit o' fund raisin'!

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Post by True_Blue_Piper on Wed 13 Feb - 8:51:49

Well, that not so great international conmpany "Rumour Control Inc." alleged that the new band : -

(a) does not yet have a name formalised,
(b) doesn't know where the drum corps is coming from,
(c) are aiming to compete in 2009 and not 2008,
(d) are not intending on having regular practice sessions but rather intend to get together a short while before the competitions and rely on their experience / expertise

Anyone else heard anything ?
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Post by Heilan Mary on Wed 13 Feb - 13:03:32

He is a good lad, he got married in September, and it would seem that the wife wears the troosers!

Might not be allowed to go to band twice a week, SPPB may suit him better.

Seem to remember it fell through over drummers too,

Do you think they would do the 12th laughing laughing laughing

Bit o' fund raisin'!

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I doubt that very much Gordy. lol. Even though his father-in-law is in the Orange order. Think the Leading drummer was supposed to be Corkin - wonder what he will do not that Bleary has folded. Heard his wife gave birth to a wee boy last week.
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Post by Gordy88 on Wed 13 Feb - 14:54:55

Gary Corkin was mooted as leading tip,

He's a top drummer, and I played for him often in the solos when we were in the RUC band.

Couple of things tho', he is very busy with work, he and his wife do wedding planning and the like,

And the other is that he can have a very dominant drum corps, whilst that may ok in the eyes of some, it usually isn't in the eyes of an ensemble judge,

I think its a non-starter myself, in the last year people have tried to raise both this band and the RUC band and both pretty much flopped, although the Police band still functions as a service band.

Northern Ireland is vastly over subscribed with Grade 1 bands, compared per capita to the rest of the world, I don't think there are the players here to have anymore than what we now have, now that 16 is a small grade 1 band

@TBP, i think you might be thinking about the proposed Band with Gillies and McCallum etc, this one was a northern ireland cross community band

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Post by True_Blue_Piper on Wed 13 Feb - 16:32:07

no....I'm talking about the "new" Roddy MacLeod / Wilson Brown / Simon McKerrall et.al. band that was promulgated in Piper and Drummer...
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Post by Gordy88 on Wed 13 Feb - 16:38:59

True_Blue_Piper wrote:no....I'm talking about the "new" Roddy MacLeod / Wilson Brown / Simon McKerrall et.al. band that was promulgated in Piper and Drummer...

Thats the one i wasn't talking about!! haha

I was on about a Cross community band from Northern Ireland

At cross purposes mate, just like being married laughing
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Post by Dai Robb on Wed 13 Feb - 18:25:20

Gordy88 wrote:d

At cross purposes mate, just like being married laughing

And ye make a lovely couple?? laughing laughing laughing
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Post by stormy on Wed 13 Feb - 20:53:51

True_Blue_Piper wrote:Well, that not so great international conmpany "Rumour Control Inc." alleged that the new band : -

(a) does not yet have a name formalised,
(b) doesn't know where the drum corps is coming from,
(c) are aiming to compete in 2009 and not 2008,
(d) are not intending on having regular practice sessions but rather intend to get together a short while before the competitions and rely on their experience / expertise

Kinda sums up my own thoughts in two words.....unsubstantiated rumour.
When and if it ever happens, I'll become a believer!

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Post by Guest on Thu 14 Feb - 5:56:40

It's a mockery of the grading system if anyone thinks they can put together an instant band to seriously compete at the gr1 level on the Worlds Platform.

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Post by True_Blue_Piper on Thu 14 Feb - 7:17:12

Dai Robb wrote:
Gordy88 wrote:d

At cross purposes mate, just like being married laughing

And ye make a lovely couple?? laughing laughing laughing



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Post by janelle on Fri 29 Feb - 7:37:42

http://www.pipesdrums.com/Contents.aspx?M=News&AT=News&AID=16437
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Post by Admin on Fri 29 Feb - 12:01:44

Yep got my Piping Times today and there is a 2 page spread about the band, 24 Pipers but doesnt mention how many in the drum corps, but it seems its a wee bit more than a rumor now. They are talking about hiring uniforms and have been donated a set oh McCallum chanters.
I think the stories on this one will grow and grow, by the time of the worlds they will have 63 pipers and 44 drumers 15 tenors and 3 bassplayers, Best thing is to wait and see (or hear Gordy) on the day !!!

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