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Celtic Band to Perform in Cooperstown

September 6, 2011


The Celtic Cross Pipes and Drums (CCP&D) are a familiar face in the Danbury, Connecticut Celtic Community and will perform Saturday, October 1 in Cooperstown’s

Lakefront Park at 7 pm as part of their two day tour in this area. The band, celebrates its 20th anniversary and has performed at hundreds of parades and holiday

celebrations throughout the Northeast. Wearing traditional Irish saffron kilts, the band has marched in the Newport, Rhode Island and New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day

parades. Halftime and military tattoo performances at the US Military Academy at West Point, the Danbury Irish Festival, and Danbury’s Concert on the Green are just a

few of the popular activities where the band entertains folks with their moving bagpipe and drum performances. In 1999, the band was also invited to perform at a

special military tattoo for the governor of the island of Bermuda.

CCP&D has and extensive repertoire of beautiful Celtic tunes including many Irish and Scottish melodies. Their concert list includes such traditional tunes as Amazing

Grace, The Minstrel Boy, the Wearing of the Green and Scotland the Brave.

Theyboast a roster of 23 pipers and drummers from the greater Danbury and New York state

areas. Membership includes men and woman from a broad range of backgrounds, jobs, and pipe band experiences. Each musician demonstrates a commitment to the art

of piping and drumming by dedicating considerable time, travel and expense to pursue his or her love of Celtic music and culture.

The band is lead by Pipe Major Donald Hicks, Musical Director Sean Lyons and Drum Major Dan M
cKee. To learn more visit their website at

Come give this group a warm welcome to our community on what will hopefully be a warm Autumn evening. For more information contact Rich McCaffery, 547-5256 or


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