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!




Practice Information

Claddagh Mhor Pipe Band holds full band rehearsals on Monday evenings between 7:30 and 9:30 pm at the Maine Irish Heritage Center at 34 Gray Street in Portland, ME. Student lessons are offered from 6:30 to 7:30pm.

Groups are broken down by level of accomplishment and taught by more experienced members of the pipe or drum section.


Bagpiping Students

As a beginner pipe student, youíll need a practice chanter and instruction book.  There are a few different kinds of chanters and one of two preferred instruction books Ė Beginning the Bagpipes by Sandy Jones and Rhythmic Fingerwork by Jim McGillivray. These items can be found at many suppliers. We use The Piperís Hut for many supplies. Visit them at

Drumming Students

Drum students will need a drum pad and pipe band style drum sticks. We have a limited supply of drum pads. These items can also be found at many suppliers. We use Mulligan & MacHendry for many of our drum supplies. Please visit them at

Feel free to contact us with any questions prior to purchasing any equipment.  We look forward to seeing YOU at rehearsal!

Directions: (Mapquest directions from the Maine Irish Heritage Center web site)


  • 295 South to Exit 6A.
  • At the 1st light take a right
  • Go through 2 lights, after the 2nd light, go about 1 mile to St. Dominicís Church, home of the Maine Irish Heritage Center
  • Just past the MIHC, take a RIGHT onto Danforth St
  • The parking lot is the 1st RIGHT - Use the back entrance.


  • Go over the Casco Bay bridge
  • LEFT onto High Street, 2/10 of a mile
  • LEFT onto Danforth
  • Cross over State Street
  • The parking lot is the 1st RIGHT - Use the back entrance



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