About

The Premier Pipe Band of the Adirondacks

 

 

Galloway Gaelic Pipes and Drums is comprised of pipers and drummers of all ages with members coming primarily from Saratoga, Warren and Washington counties.

We typically perform in 15 engagements throughout the year.  We average 10 parades and 5 competitions.  

We compete as a grade 5 band in the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association. (EUSPBA). In 2018, GGPD finished as Champions in Grade 5, under the direction of

Pipe Major, Michael Bonan.

In March of 2020, piping and drumming, along with the rest of the world came to a screeching halt.  In late summer of 2021, we were able, once again to perform as a band.  We are looking forward to the 2022 season as we hope to have a full parade and competition schedule.

FAQ

Q: Will Galloway Gaelic Pipes and Drums accept new members?

 

A: Absolutely! The band welcomes students of all ages and our instructors are ready to teach at a variety of levels.  If you are interested in playing either pipes or drums, please contact us here

Q: Is Galloway Gaelic Pipes and Drums available for hire?

 

A:  Yes!  Galloway Gaelic Pipes and Drums can provide a band for just about any event!  In the past, we have played for events such as parades, concerts, private parties, weddings, funerals, and more. Smaller ensembles and solo pipers can also be hired, depending on your needs. Please contact us for pricing and availability.

Q. When and where does the band practice?

A:  We meet 7 PM Tuesday evenings at Saint Michael the Archangel Church. 80 Saratoga Ave, South Glens Falls, NY 12803)

Band Roster

Pipes

Susanne Barber - Porter Corners, NY

Mike Bonan - Queensebury, NY

Dan Boucher -  Queensbury, NY

Allan Clugston - Corinth, NY
William Creamer - Bondville, VT

John Dann - Stony Creek, NY

Brennan Dowd - Glens Falls, NY

Pat Dowd - Glens Falls, NY

John Franklin - Ballston Spa, NY
Mark Kelsey - Greenwich, NY
Bruce Mackay - Saratoga Springs, NY

Johnnie Mackenzie - Argyle, NY
Wyatt MacPherson - Glens Falls, NY
Michael Miller Sr. - Lake Luzerne, NY
Michael Miller Jr. - North Syracuse, NY
Irwin D. Nathanson - Diamond Point, NY

Tom Shine - Lake Luzerne, NY
Mike Shaver - Fort Edward, NY

Cait Truesdale - Gansevoort, NY

Anne Vandenburg - Ballston Spa, NY
Bob Wright - Queensbury, NY

Drums

Patty Dann - Stony Creek, NY

Eamonn Dowd - Glens Falls, NY

Kieran Dowd - Glens Falls, NY

Andrew Harrington - South Glens Falls, NY

Josh Harrington - South Glens Falls, NY

Tom Harrington- South Glens Falls, NY

Sugar Mackenzie - Argyle, NY

Charlotte MacPherson - Glens Falls, NY
Glenn Oliphant - Gansevoort, NY

A.J. Powhida - South Glens Falls, NY

Tim Powhida - South Glens Falls, NY
Mark B. Ramsey - Lake George, NY
Simone D. Ramsey - Lake George, NY
Kevin P. Rooney - Gansevoort, NY