The Oregon Trail Pipe Band
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The Oregon Trail Pipe Band


Formed in 1997, we are a pipe band based in Portland, Oregon. We play Brien Boru bagpipes from Northern Ireland.



About the Brien Boru Pipes | A History of the Oregon Trail Pipe Band

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Currently we are on hiatus. Please check in from time to time to see if we are up and piping again!

Uniform:

Black tunic with brass buttons; individual tartan brats with silver Tara brooch; saffron kilt; dark green caubeen with green hackle and "Mac Rose" badge; black belt; black sporran; green hose with saffron flashes; black shoes with silver buckles.
Summer alternate to the tunic is short-sleeved khaki uniform shirt with tie. Cold weather alternate is black military sweater.



We marched as a trio in the 2005 Athena Caledonian Games, Athena, Oregon... and got a third place band award!




We performed in the St. John's Parade, an annual event in the St. John's neighborhood of Portland.
Click HEREto see us in action!
Click below for more photos.

Photos

CLICK HERE for photos from our 2001 trip to Northern Ireland!



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We play a variety of traditional Irish folk tunes, marches, and hymns as well as pieces from other sources. Our current repertoire includes:

"March Set:"

  • Druid's Chorus
  • Let Erin Remember
  • Eileen Aroon

"First Set:"

  • Over the Hills And Far Away
  • Over the Old Nass Road
  • My Wild Irish Rose
  • The Saffron Kilt

"Second Set:"

  • The Irish Brigade
  • Irish selection (medley)
  • Shannon's Whisper
  • Roaring Jelly

  • Other numbers include: Scotland the Brave, Londonderry Air, Maggie Lauder, My Country 'tis of Thee,Cwm Rhondda,The Old Green Bonnet, Killaloe, Signal Fire.



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    Links...



    The River City Pipe Band, Portland, Oregon

    The Cavanaleck Pipe Band, Co. Fermanagh, Northern Ireland

    The Crimson Arrow Pipe Band

    The Royal Irish Rangers' site, (which contains a lot of great information about the history of the regiments and their pipe bands, the saffron kilt, etc.)

    The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Regimental Museum

    Check back as we add some more of our favorite links!!



     

    Upcoming Events...

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    No events scheduled... check back later.

    Last update: April 2, 2009