Band News

June 25, 2015
Climbing, climbing, climbing...


June 12, 2015
First band contest of the season is in the books


June 1, 2015
Back on the Boards!


April 3, 2015
Comics for Kilts 5 another success!




About Us

The members of Claddagh Mhor Pipe Band each have their individual history, but as a group we are looking toward the future. We are focused on quality and with that, competition.

The name "Claddagh Mhor" is derived from the claddagh, a symbol of friendship (hands), loyalty (crown) and love (heart); and the gaelic word, mhor (pronounced more), meaning great or big.

The band is registered with the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association (EUSPBA) and currently competes in Grade V. Of course, we'll have to pay the bills, so we will participate in parades as well. All of the proceeds we receive will be used for equipment, uniforms, instruction and transportation.

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Claddagh Mhor in the Media

March 17, 2015

Pipe band captures the sounds of St. Patrickís Day

March 15, 2015

St. Patrick's parade celebrates Irish culture

June 16, 2010
Bagpipe band for beginners fine-tuning its skills
By Emma Bouthillette

Listen to Pipe Major Tom Ryan on "Back to Business" with host Deb Neuman
(Audio file)

"Leader of the Clan," by David Moran; Portland's Neighbors newspaper


The band tartan is Irelandís County Cavan, for no other reason than we like the way it looks.

We are proud to call the Maine Irish Heritage Center in Portland our home. Visit them at


Pipe Major Tom Ryan
graces the cover of
the Fall, 2011 edition
of the EUSPBA Voice


Website. 2009-2014 Claddagh Mhor Pipe Band.