Archive for September, 2011

CD release party and wee Celtic Céilí


Get your ARSE down to Tir Na nOG on Saturday, November 5, 2011 from 6:30 pm – Midnight and join Wake & District for an evening of Celtic fellowship hosted by our friends at Tir Na nOg – featuring the skirl of the pipes and drums, Inis Cairde School of Irish Dance, THE HAVERS, kilts and more >> all celebrating the release of the Wake & District EP << FOR OUR FALLEN! Addmission is FREE

Pint glasses will be on sale 1 for $20 or 2 for $30 and each pint glass comes with TWO FREE FILL-UPS!!!

CDs will be on sale for only $10!

What’s that…you want to get your CD early?

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


Miles of Smiles in Charleston


Wake & District certainly didn’t knock anyone out of the box on Saturday, 17 September 2011 at the Charleston Highland games – but we certainly smiled and played well (placing 7th out of a powerful field of 10 bands). As we continue to stride forward in our inaugural Grade 4 season we have plenty to work on (the judge’s sheets were very constructive). Congrats to the Grandfather Mountain Highlanders (1st Place G4), Jamestown Pipe Band (2nd Place G4) and Upstate United (3rd Place G4). Congrats to Jacob Egen for his solo drumming endeavors placing 2nd in the QMM and 3rd in the March. Photos of the event by our very own band photographer Véronique McMillan (which include miles of smiles) can be seen here.

For Freedom’s Heroes


On Wednesday, 14 September 2011 band members once again had the distinct privilege to be a part of a homecoming for heroes at RDU International Airport; hundreds of patriotic souls welcomed home some of North Carolina’s bravest men and women – America’s WWII veterans who were flown to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials created in their honor. Thank you to all the band members who came out to support the mission of the USO, Triangle Flight of Honor and all those who support these endeavors (read more here).

Looking Back Together


Where were you…it’s a simple question understood by anyone alive on September 11, 2001; an unwanted reminder for those who witnessed the horror of our Nation’s day of crisis as uncertainty stretched beyond our borders and illustrated by our enemies’ hatred and capability of doing harm to us. That September day started quietly as early Fall leaves gently landed on top of the morning shadows of New York, Washington D.C. and Shanksville, Pennsylvania, but turned horrible after passenger jets and skyscrapers fell out of the sky holding thousands of souls trapped inside evil fires.

We all have our own story of where we were, but today we all find ourselves looking back together. And we will never forget.