Archive for May, 2008

Tir Na nOg honored by the US Military

Our friends at Tir Na Nog where thrilled to receive a Unites States flag which was flown in honor of Tir Na nOg above Camp Delta in Iraq on St Patrick’s Day 2008; a certificate and the medals of freedom is pictured below. The nOg got this honor for thier support of the troops serving. Without your help and support the nOg would not be in a position to help as much as they do. So this is for everyone and they thank you.

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The nOg will start their next drive to collect Phone cards/cell phones drop off either or both at the pub from May 23rd through Flag Day June 14th – when the nOg will be joined by our pipe band.

Special Thanks to Wee Lennie Thomson from Scotland presently serving with the US Navy in Iraq for making this happen.


We Honor Our Heroes

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As the organizer of the Cardiac Arrest Save Ceremony, I’d like to thank each and every one of the band members that came out last night in support of our public safety community. I could not have been more proud to be associated with Wake and District as those beautiful sounds rose over the front plaza at the auditorium.

I can assure you the full impact of Amazing Grace was felt inside the theater as we honored 2 fallen EMS physicians. Your presence last night was powerful and very appreciated..

I know many of you play a lot of shows, and sometimes it may feel like “just another gig.” But when you’re on the receiving side, you get to fully appreciate how much this fine band elevates the overall experience.

Thank you for being there.

Jeff Hammerstein

Band members Lloyd Johnson (Captain, Raleigh Fire Department) and Joe Harwell (Captain, Raleigh Fire Department) were awarded life saving awards for the second year in a row!!!

Here are some photos from the ceremony:


Véro McMillan- Wake County EMS Ceremony


Mike Legeros – Wake County EMS Ceremony (Part 1)


Mike Legeros – Wake County EMS Ceremony (Part 2)


Lee Wilson – Wake Co EMS Cardiac Arrest Survivor Ceemony 5-21-08


Another win for Wake!

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Another win for Wake & District in Gatlingburg – 1st place across the board! Congrats to everyone for their hard work – but more importantly for taking the time to drive to Tennessee to play 4 tunes. We have truly garnered well deserved recognition in the EUSPBA pipe band community.

Both Nyssa and Sterling won 1st place for solo drumming –causing the battle between Cameron and Sterling to go yet another round (Sterling also won drummer of the day in Grade 3 solo drumming).

Charlie and Dee came out to cheer us on in addition to a number of family and friends of band members. To all those “not in the band, but with the band” I can’t express how happy it makes us to see you out supporting and laughing with us.

See Vero’s photos here and Eva’s photos here


NCFFF memorial march and service

To those band members who came out to support the North Carolina Fallen Firefighters Foundation for their 3rd annual memorial march and service today << THANK YOU!!!  11 pipers, 4 sides, 2 tenors, 1 bass and 1 drum major…we looked and sounded excellent.  The firefighters of North Carolina were VERY appreciative for our presence.  A number of folks to photos from the memorial and parade so check them out from the links below:

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Photos by Vero McMillan

Legeros Memorial Ceremony photos
Legeros memorial Parade photos

Lee Wilson memorial service and parade photos