Join us on Friday, November 8th, at the brand new Big Night Live concert venue in the TD Garden for a great cause, and loads of Irish enthused singers & performers!
Rising of the Pipes features live music from the famed Irish Tenor John McDermott but the entertainment doesn’t stop there. The Boston Police Gaelic Column, The New York City Police Emerald Society Pipes & Drums and The New Jersey State Police Pipes & Drums will square off, for a battle of the bands as they represent their respective departments. This unique concert raises funds for the Boston Police Foundation and the brave Men and Women of the Boston Police Department.
This special performance is brought to you by the Boston Police Foundation with participation from a variety of law enforcement groups such as the Boston Police Gaelic Column, the New York City Police Emerald Society Pipes & Drums, and The New Jersey State Police Pipes & Drums, and Famed Irish Tenor John McDermott. Learn more about these groups below!
Beloved Singer, entertainer, advocate, friend – these words describe John McDermott, the popular Celtic tenor known for his exquisite renderings of Irish and Scottish ballads and patriotic songs, and for his zealous advocacy for causes near and dear to his heart. For more information on John & other performances, click here!
The first meeting to organize the Column was held at the famous Doyle’s Cafe in Jamaica Plain. With more than ninety Officers in attendance, the Gaelic Column was becoming a reality. Pipe and drum instructors were hired, uniforms were chosen, and rehearsals soon followed… For more information on the Boston Police Gaelic Column, please click here!
The Pipes & Drums Of The Emerald Society of the New York City Police Department is comprised of the Irish born; the sons and grandsons and great-grandsons of Irish warriors who came to this country and found a better life. Only active and retired police officers are afforded the privilege. For more information on the New York Emerald Society Pipes & Drums, please click here!
Founded by Detective Sergeant First Class Joseph Keely in February of 1986, the New Jersey State Police Pipe Band has a history rich in pride and perseverance. Comprised entirely of active and retired New Jersey State Troopers, it was the first State Police Pipe Band in the nation. The band’s official debut was in the 1987 Trenton Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. For more information on the New Jersey State Police Pipes & Drums, please click here!
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