August 23, 2014
21st December was a first for the band playing inside Woolworth’s Dapto shop. IPB started inside Woolworth’s then marched through to the middle of the centre where they entertained shoppers with a small troupe of dancing girls. Thanks to Kyle and Sharon we have photos.
16th December was the Annual Gerringong street parade and thanks to Bob Webber we have some images
15th October 2017 saw Illawarra Pipe Band hold their 36th Annual Games Day. Due to lack of entries there was no Games Day held in 2016 so Games organisers were nervous about how the day would go. Even though there were late withdrawals from bands the day was still judged a success by those attending and the Games Committee.
Sunday August 14th and Illawarra Pipe Band was attending the Vietnam Veterans Day held at Flagstaff Hill, Wollongong and thanks to Danny Priestley we have some nice photos of the event, Danny will also supply photos if anyone requires them.
The Annual Scottish Fair is fast approaching and will be held on the Sunday 19th October at Dandaloo Hotel Sports Ground. Gates open at 8.30 AM and Massed Bands Closing ceremony at approx 3.00 PM.
Brigadoon at Bundanoon 2014
June 23, 2014
Brigadoon at Bundanoon 2014
The weather forecast was not good a week out and did not improve during the week for this years Brigadoon at Bundanoon. Travelling to Bundanoon we encountered light showers but as we got closer they stopped. Getting closer the traffic is usually much heavier but not this year, arriving at the YHA we found there were no cars lining the sides of the road so the crowd numbers were down and well before the day started, never mind, for those who have ventured forth the Pipes and Drums will be played
February 9, 2014
Want to Learn Bagpipes or Drums
Interested in learning Pipes or Drums then get in touch with the Illawarra Pipe Band through the contact page. Tuition is free of charge and you do not need bagpipes to start only a practice chanter which is of similar appearance to a recorder and the Band keeps a few spares. When it comes to learning to Drum then Drumsticks and practice pads are used.
There is a practice for learners held on most Tuesday night’s in the R.S.L. Memorial Hall, Dapto. Entry via the carpark at the rear. Time 6.30 – 8.30 PM
The Illawarra Pipe Band meets most Wednesday night’s at Albion Park Showground Hall. This practice is more suited for those who can play an instrument already. Time 6.30 – 10.00 PM
Bagpipes could be banned from home of World Pipe Band Championships under “draconian” Glasgow City Council park proposals
January 31, 2014
THE drastic council plans would also ban commercial activity such as professional dog walkers or fitness classes without written consent, and ban cycling over 5mph, amongst other restrictions.
BAGPIPES and other musical instruments could be banned from the home of the World Pipe Band Championships.
Drastic council proposals mean letting dogs run off the lead, playing organised sport and hanging out washing could also be outlawed at Glasgow Green.
Friends of Glasgow Green will meet tomorrow to decide their official response to the city-wide plans, which they described as “draconian”.
Stuart Liddell – Lunchtime Recital 2010
January 28, 2014
Another recording of Stuart Liddell the first of a series of 8 recordings
Illawarra Scottish Fair 2013
January 27, 2014
The 2014 Illawarra Scottish Fair will be held at Dandaloo Sports Oval, Dandaloo Hotel in October and the Games Committee is already well into the planning for the event. Any Band members or their partners who wish to help just see James for more information.
Mathew Cox and the Illawarra Pipe Band
January 27, 2014
In 2007 the Illawarra Pipe Band went to the Dapto Markets on a recruitment drive the same day Bob Smith went to the markets taking a then 6 year old Matty with him. Not long at the markets, Matty saw the stall and said to Grandad “I want to sign up”. Bob thought Matty was a bit young and said “OK we will come back before we leave and you can sign up then”, thinking Matty would forget about the Illawarra Pipe Band. As they approached the gates to go home Bob felt a tug on his sleeve and looked down to Matty who reminded him that they had not gone back to the table for him to sign up with the Illawarra Pipe Band. “OK” said Bob. “Off you go. “……. and Matty signed up. Continue Reading