Archive for June, 2011

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Since the formation of the band in 2006, members have discussed producing a compilation of tunes which represent our mission to better recognize and thank the individuals who risk their lives on a daily basis for the safety of the community. Wake & District’s long awaited 9 track EP >> FOR OUR FALLEN << IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE. The music strives to honor up those heroes who have lost their lives in these endeavors with the music contained therein. Tracks include:

1. Introduction by Annie Nice
2. For Our Fallen by Alan Armstrong
3. Roses for Johnny March Set
4. Wake & District Regimental March by Alan Armstrong
5. Days Far Gone by Jamie McMillan
6. Slow Air/Jig Set (Suo Gan and Cork Kill)
7. Honor Our Fallen by FF Ron Stepka
8. Amazing Grace
9. For Our Fallen (reprise) & Balmoral



$10.00 per EP plus $5.00 shipping and handling for online oders.

These heroes are no longer with us. But I can tell you in our hearts, we will always remember and be grateful for your husband, your wife, your mother, your father, your sister, your brother, your daughter, your son. We will make sure that their names and their memories live on in the hearts, minds, and souls of our community for generations to come. This is our commitment to you. This is our duty —- For Our Fallen.


Kilt Night @ Tir Na nOg


On Thursday, June 16, 2011 Tir Na Nog hosted KILT NIGHT which featured MY THREE KILTS, WAKE & DISTRICT and ALBANNACH. The night was a huge success as all three bands played to a completely packed house. Kudos to Queen Mum Annie Nice for putting on a phenomenal evening of Celtic camaraderie; it was truly a Brigadoon kind of evening had by all. Thank you to the band members who played and those members, students and groupies who came out to support (and help sell t-shirts).

Photos from the evening captured by our official band photographer Véronique McMillan can be seen on our FACEBOOK PAGE here.

For Our Fallen – Deputy Warren Lewis


On Monday, 13 June 2011 members of Wake & District stood side by side for our fallen comrade – Deputy Warren Lewis of the Nash County Sheriff’s Department – who was shot and killed in the line of duty on June 9, 2011.

To the family and friends left behind, we know there are no words to ease your sorrow or change the reality of what has been taken from you. This hero is no longer with us. But we can tell you in our hearts, we will always remember and be grateful for your husband, your father, your brother, your son your co-worker, your friend – Warren Lewis.

Wake & District will make sure that Warren’s name and memories live on in our hearts, minds, and souls for generations to come. This is our duty and our commitment to you.

Deputy Warren Lewis – At Rest


Everyone that has ever worn the badge, or had a family member who wears one, knows that the ultimate sacrifice might be asked of them. We know that in an instant, any assignment can turn into danger, then death, then unending sorrow. When a police officer dies in the line of duty it is a tragedy for the entire community, but it is forever a memory of fellow police officers and their families.

On behalf of the members of the Wake & District Public Safety Pipes & Drums – we would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends and co-workers of Nash County Deputy Warren Lewis who was killed in the line of duty on Thursday, 09 June 2011.

The band has been requested to play at the graveside service on Monday June 13th @ 2 pm. We will be meeting and staging at the Middlesex Police station located at 10201 South Nash St in Middlesex.

The band will be playing at the graveside service which will be held at Middlesex Cemetery located a half mile south on town on hwy 231.

Uniform: The uniform of the day is short sleeve band dress shirts