Leading the Parade at the Hazel Grove Carnival Fianna Phadraig Pipe Band proud to support local charity fundraiser
Reaching out into the broader community
Although very much a part of the parish community, the band members were also keen to play a role in the life of the broader community, a spirit which has been prevalent throughout the Band's history.


Piping Will Griffiths into Albert Square in 1955
Many thanks to Betty and Pat O'Hara for the article.



Jimmy Hickey and Bernard Mason playing for
Will Griffiths after his re-election to Parliament in 1955
Many thanks to Betty and Pat O'Hara for the article.
Above and right, members of the Band playing at the celebrations in Albert Square, Manchester following Will Griffiths' re-election as Member of Parliament for Manchester Exchange in 1955.


In the photo above, we recognise Jim O'Connor and Brian Lee on the pipes, alongside Pipe Major Pat O'Hara, and Bernard Mason and Vin Meehan on the side drums.


In the photo opposite, we recognise Jimmy Hickey on the pipes and Bernard Mason on the side drum.


Special thanks to Betty and Pat O'Hara for the loan of the newspaper clippings, as well as many other interesting memories and items.


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