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
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.
Claddagh Mhor in the Media
June 16, 2010
Bagpipe band for beginners fine-tuning its skills
By Emma Bouthillette
to Pipe Major Tom Ryan on "Back to Business" with host Deb
"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