The Premier Pipe Band of the Adirondacks

Galloway Gaelic Pipes and Drums is a parade and competition band from South Glens Falls, New York. Established in 1985, we are a family-oriented group and our focus is learning the music of our ancestors. We welcome students of all ages and levels to learn the Highland Drums or Great Highland bagpipes.


Our goals are simple: to play well, to enjoy ourselves and our music, and to continue to improve as solo players and as an ensemble. We play on Tuesday nights at St. Michael the Archangel Church in South Glens Falls, NY. Come by and visit us — we take students all throughout the year.


Q: Does 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 arranged depending on your needs. Please contact us for pricing and availability.

Q. When and where does the band practice?

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

Band Roster


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. - Lake Luzerne, 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


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