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!





Reaction to our performances throughout the Portland area, either as individuals or a full pipe band, has been extremely positive. Check out some of the testimonials we've received in recent months. And to hire the full band (or just a few of us) for your next event, email us at


Friends of Evergreen

"We love Claddagh Mhor. There's nothing like bagpipes to stir up emotion. Your band was perfect for our event and everyone said so. You have a special group of dedicated, talented musicians and our little procession wouldn't have been the same without you.” 

Bobbi Cope
Friends of Evergreen


"Thank you and the band for supporting the PVFA at their events. It is certainly a highlight for us and our guests"

Ed Marks

Mary's Walk

"You were wonderful and well received by crowd, that was a record. Hope you can come back next year. Thank you!"

Peter King
Development Director
Maine Cancer Foundation on Mary’s Walk March 11, 2012


"Hi Tom, Thank you SO much for sharing your Memorial Day with us. You sounded wonderful and I know many of the runners said that hearing you lifted their spirits. I think having you there will inspire many to return to our race in future years. My daughter really enjoyed your music. I also really enjoyed the band in the parade - truly a highlight for many. Thank you so much!"

Bethany Hanley
President MSAD 51 PTO
5k Road Race Coordinator

Cumberland Fire Department

"Your participation in the Memorial Day parade today was outstanding!  I've received excellent feedback from everyone involved.  You guys were great - Thanks!"

Dan Small
Cumberland Fire Chief

From Lyseth Elementary School

“Dia duit, Tom!"  (I’m putting today’s Gaelic lesson from Grammy Fran to use!) Thanks for visiting my classroom once again this year. You always do such a great job of both educating and entertaining the troops. Our St. Paddy’s Days are so festive thanks to you.

La feile Padraig go sona duit. Go raibh maith agait.  Slan leat.”

Betsy Pelikan
5th Grade teacher at Lyseth Elementary School

From the Portland Sea Dogs

I just wanted to take a moment to thank you again for your participation on Monday. More importantly, I would like to thank you for all of your help with getting contacts for me. I really appreciate everything.

I also wanted to compliment you all- you are quite talented and we have received numerous compliments on your music. My GM loved it! Again, thank you so much and I hope to see you down here again sometime.


Sarah Connolly
Ticket Office Manager
Portland Sea Dogs
Class AA Affiliate of the Boston Red Sox

From the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Bath/Brunswick

Thank you so very much for your participation in the Togus event! Many remarked on your performance and how it really enhanced the presentation of the memorial service. Between that and the taps people were very emotional.

Connie M. Hartley
Executive Director
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Bath/Brunswick

From the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance

Man, I am still swimming in emails and phone calls about your amazing performance last week! I can't thank you enough. To say you "nailed it" would be a massive understatement. Your presence and timing was perfect.

Thanks again for everything.

Joshua Bodwell
Executive Director
Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance

From the Maine Red Claws

I wanted to email you all to say thank you very much for participating in our Irish Night celebration. I received many compliments from fans and season ticket holders who thought that the pre-game and halftime shows were great. Thank you from the entire Red Claws staff. We appreciated your participation in making it a special night for our fans and team.

Dennis Meehan
Account Executive
Maine Red Claws

From Lyseth Elementary School

Dear "Pipecleaner" (as my kids referred to you),

We were all so grateful for your participation last Wednesday. The children and teachers got a lot out of it. You are so good at it. Maybe you should take this show on the road!

Liz Stover
Lyseth Elementary School




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