Fri-Sat 06/24 - 06/25/2016

Premier Piping Event

Marlboro Intermediate School

Celtic Festival

Hudson Valley Sportsdome


Professional Bands

HV Celtic Festival / more detail...

You are cordially invited to compete at our tailor-made, EUSPBA sanctioned event for bagpipers and drummers.

It will be focused on the meat and potatoes of a bagpipe band competition.

  • No opening mass bands
  • Pipe Band competitors will enjoy free entry
  • High caliber Solo & Band judges
  • And we’re hoping to accomplish the quickest closing MASS BANDS ever… under 15 minutes
  • There will be also a ‘Deportment Parade’ open to any non-competitive band – Police, Fire, and Street bands.

Pipe Bands Grades 2-5: 1st place $500, 2nd place $200, 3rd place $100

Pipes & Drum Solos as well…

One of the intentions of this EUSPBA Sanctioned event is to have a very accommodating setup for ‘pipe band’ competitions.

The confirmed judges are:

Bruce Gandy, Duncan Bell, Jimmy Bell, Jim Stack, Hugh Cameron

It will include solos, as well, and a premier piping event on Friday evening, June 24.

In addition, there will be a new event called the “Donald Lindsay Playoff” at the end of the day. Where the intention is to connect the audience and the music. Essentially, the idea is to let the bands have fun and play whatever they wish…and the audience will select the winner. Walk away with a huge trophy!

Also, in conjunction with the EUSPBA, there will be a PREMIER PIPING EVENT on Friday evening, June 24th, too. Come enjoy the opportunity to hear some excellent piping. Admission is free.

And finally, we will be raising funds to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project and specifically, a former Marine and Iraq War Vet from our town.

So, mark your calendars and join us for our debut!

Milton, NY is a good central location for bands from NYC and the upper parts of the NE Branch. (It’s approximately 1.5 hours south of Albany and 1.5 hours north of NYC.)

The Hudson Valley Celtic Festival will be on Saturday, June 25th 2016 at Hudson Valley Sports Dome. (240 Milton Turnpike, Milton, NY 12547)

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Come and Enjoy a great day !

Attendees will enjoy a variety of musical events, vendors, Scottish, and festival foods, and breathtaking views across the valley.

Mid Hudson Bridge

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Event Schedule / dont forget it

Donald Lindsay Playoff

Beer tent performances and a trophy for the winner: Audience selects the winner

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Celtic Festival Event / Pipe Band Registration

Premier Piping Contest


  • Friday evening, June 24th at 5:00 PM
  • Marlboro Intermediate School, 1375 Route 9W, Marlboro, NY 12542
  • $50.00 entry fee (this includes both Piobaireachd and Double MSR… if you only select one, it is still $50.00)

Band Registration


Order of Play will be announced within one week of Saturday, 6/25

Event Location

Hudson Valley Sportsdome

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