This band was founded in 1979 and celebrate their 40th anniversary of service to Northeast Florida by joining in our calendar! They are a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of the Celtic Arts in the region, and even offer free lessons for aspiring pipers and drummers!.
Here’s a video of them amazing the crowd at one such performance:
Our Jacksonville model is the band’s delightful Pipe Major, Sam Lawless.
Sam picked up the Great Highland Bagpipes just over 12 years ago, inspired to do so after seeing pipe bands at festivals and parades in his native New England. In the last decade or so, he’s become an accomplished player - attending the North American Academy of Piping and Drumming several times and seeing some successes in Grade 4 Senior - before being appointed Pipe Major of his band.
Sam is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and has been surfing for 25 years. He resides in Saint Augustine, FL with his wife and son. We certainly think he brings a sunny vibe to the calendar!
We know you'll be lining up to grab a North American Pipe Band Calendar in a few months when they are released, but please consider making a small donation to help get the calendar made. (Printing is EXPENSIVE!) CLICK HERE for information.