NEWS 2024


ALL IRELAND CHAMPIONSHIP 2024
NEWBRIDGE HOUSE, DONABATE, CO.DUBLIN

6TH JULY 2024

ALL IRELAND CHAMPIONS 2024 - ST.LAURENCE O'TOOLE

THE ALL IRELAND PIPE BAND CHAMPIONSHIP 2024 was held in fine sunny weather on the grounds of NEWBRIDGE HOUSE,DONATATE,CO.DUBLIN.

AFTER BOTH MSR AND MEDLEY PERFORMANCES,O'TOOLES EMERGED AS WINNERS (on msr preference) IN WHAT WAS AN EXTREMELY tight CONTEST - WITH ALMOST NOTHING BETWEEN ST.LAURENCE O'TOOLE AND FIELD MARSHAL MONTGOMERY.

RESULTS WERE AS FOLLOWS and some videoS from the day are posted below............enjoy !!

St.Laurence O'Toole Pipe Band

OVERALL RESULT

1 - ST.LAURENCE O'TOOLE
2 - FIELD MARSHAL MONTGOMERY
3 - CLOSKELT

DRUMMING - ST.LAURENCE O'TOOLE
BASS & TENOR - ST.LAURENCE O'TOOLE


Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band

MARCH, STRATHSPEY AND REEL

1 - ST.LAURENCE O'TOOLE (2,1,1,1)
2 - FIELD MARSHAL MONTGOMERY (1,2,2,2)
3 - CLOSKELT (3,3,3,3)

DRUMMING - ST.LAURENCE O'TOOLE

JUDGES :
pIPING 1 - WILLIAM GARRETT
PIPING 2 - CRAIG MUNRO
DRUMMING - DEREK DOYLE
ENSEMBLE - TOM BROWN

Closkelt Pipe Band

MEDLEY

1 - FIELD MARSHAL MONTGOMERY (2,1,1,1)
2 - ST.LAURENCE O'TOOLE (1,2,2,2)
3 - CLOSKELT (3,3,3,3)

DRUMMING - FIELD MARSHAL MONTGOMERY

JUDGES :
pIPING 1 - TIM FARRELLY
PIPING 2 - IAN DUNCAN 
DRUMMING - IAN LAWSON 
ENSEMBLE - TONY SLOANE

St Laurence O’Toole Pipe Band performing their winning MSR #1 at the 2024 all ireland Championships at newbridge house,donatate,co.dublin.

St Laurence O’Toole Pipe Band performing their winning Medley  #1 at the 2024 all ireland  Championships at newbridge house,donatate,co.dublin.

a little taster OF THE BAND from the tuning park @ all ireland 2024


BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIPS 2024
GRANT PARK, FORRES

JUNE 8TH 2024 

Against nine other Grade 1 bands, Peoples Ford Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia won the 2024 British Championships. Grade 2 went to Glasgow Skye Association.

It was Boghall’s first championship win of 2024 after St. Laurence O’Toole won the UK Championship in May.

The weather was cool and changeable, going from rain showers to sunshine and back again all day, presenting challenges for competitors and the audience.


Grade 1 (MSR, 10 competed)

1st Peoples Ford Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia (Scotland) (1,1,2,1)

2nd Inveraray & District (Scotland) (2,2,4,3)

3rd Shotts & Dykehead Caledonia (Scotland) (ens.pref.) (4,5,5,2)

4th St. Laurence O’Toole (Ireland) (3,4,3,6)

5th Police Scotland Fife (Scotland) (6,6,1,4)

6th Field Marshal Montgomery (Northern Ireland) (5,3,6,5)

7th ScottishPower (Scotland) (8,7,8,7)

8th Johnstone (Scotland) (7,8,9,9)

9th Police Scotland & Federation (Scotland) (10,10,7,8)

10th Closkelt (Northern Ireland) (9,9,10,10)

Judges: Maurice Rhodes, Jim Campbell (piping); Paul Brown (drumming); Robert Mathieson (ensemble)

St Laurence O’Toole Pipe Band performing their March,strathspey and reel #1 at the 2024 british Championships at GRANT PARK, FORRES.


uk pipe band championship
ward park, bangor,co.down

18th may 2024

2024 uk champions - st.laurence o'toole pipe band

the o'toole's emerged as winners at the 2024 United Kingdom Championship held at Ward Park. The contest was the first of the five major events of the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association’s outdoor competition season.


Grade 1 (medley, 10 competed)

1st St. Laurence O’Toole (1,1,4,2)

2nd Inveraray & District (2,2,1,6)

3rd Field Marshal Montgomery (3,3,2,5)

4th Peoples Ford – Boghall and Bathgate (6,4,3,1)

5th Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia (5,5,6,3)

6th Scottish Power (4,6,8,4)

Drumming: Inveraray and District

Judges: John Reville, Jim Semple (piping); Keith Orr (drumming); Jim Baxter (ensemble)


full results summaries can be found on the rspba webeite - here

The band drew their number 2 medley on the day and you can listen to the performance below - courtesy of the big rab show

St Laurence O’Toole Pipe Band performing their winning Medley #2 at the 2024 UK Championships at ward park, bangor on Saturday 18th May 2024.


leinster pipe band championships 2024
donabate, co.dublin

may 11th 2024

The first competition of the season kicked off at Newbridge house,donabate,co.dublin and there was a total entry of 18 bands - only two in grade one though,o'tooles and closkelt.

The weather also played ball and was around 22C with a light breeze - optimal conditions for pipe bands.

O'tooles took home the top silverware in both grade one and open grades on the day with two very solid,enjoyable runs.

both the band medley performances are below.....enjoy !!

St Laurence O’Toole Pipe Band performing their Medley #1 at the 2024 Leinster Championships at Newbridge House, Donabate on Saturday 11th May 2024.

St Laurence O’Toole Pipe Band performing their Medley #2 the 2024 Leinster Championships at Newbridge House, Donabate on Saturday 11th May 2024.


SLOT INSPIRED 2024 CONCERT

april 28th 2024

What a night! If you missed it you missed out! St.Laurence O'Toole Pipe Band take a bow!

Amazing night with an enormous amount of talent on one stage!

A great nights entertainment in Aberdeen on Saturday night , SLOT put on a fantastic concert which was run by Bucksburn PB . Some great tunes and arrangements made the night fly in. The MC was Kevin Macdonald of the Red Hot chilli Pipers, who kept things moving along well. Some highlights were PM Alen Tully and PM Terry Tully playing together again.

Some pics and our opening set of 4/4 marches from the night are below.....

Thanks to the big rab show for recording the concert - you can check out his channel here


ST.LAURENCE O'TOOLE PIPE BAND 
IN CONCERT

ABERDEEN
27TH APRIL 2024

THE NORTH EAST PIPE BAND CONCERT IS BACK !
Hosted by the Bucksburn and District Pipe Band, we are delighted to to take centre stage at Aberdeen Music Hall on April 27th.
We look forward to seeing you there....
“SHINDIG TRIO” along with supporting St Laurence O’Toole Pipe Band with a few of their sets will give us a sterling performance of new and traditional Scottish folk music on the night.
Calum Brown on Highland Bagpipes, and keyboards.
Hayley Keenan,on fiddle and Jak Keith,on Guitar.
Red Hot Chilli Piper founder member and piper, Kevin MacDonald will compare the concert this year.
Kevin,will give SLOT a huge Aberdeen Welcome onto the Music Hall stage on the 27th April.
Click on the image or the button below to get your tickets.

St.Laurence O'Toole PB - Aberdeen Concert 2024


John Dunne Retires from SLOT

3rd February 2024

Bass drummer John Dunne has announced that he is retiring after nearly 40 years of dedicated service to St. Laurence O' Toole Pipe Band.

John marched into the circle for his first season with SLOT back in 1986 and has been the heart beat of the band ever since.

Giving so many years of service to anything shows extreme dedication and passion. We as a band are extremely grateful that those years were spent guiding and developing the band that we are so proud of today.

His unique style and feel for the music has been admired throughout the pipe band world for many years.

We will miss him among our ranks but wish John, his wife Veronica and his family the very best for the future.

His shoes won't be easy to fill but we are delighted to have found the right person. We look forward to introducing our new bass drummer very soon.

Go raibh míle maith agat John

St.LAURENCE O'TOOLE PIPE BAND

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SLOT ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT 2024

CALLING ALL GOLFERS!!
ST. LAURENCE O'TOOLE PIPE BAND ANNUAL GOLF AM-AM

Join us for our fundraiser golf outing in Westmanstown. Friday 12th of April.
Teams of 4 €320 each
Dinner included afterwards.
Great prizes on the day!!
Please support to help the band for the coming season!!
If you wish to take part,
with your name and your team name.

Competition Dates for 2024

18th January 2024
This is the list of competitions that the we will be attending for the 2024 season.

DateCompetitionLocation
March 27thLeinster Solo ChampionshipsRush National School, Co.Dublin
May 11thLeinster ChampionshipsNewbridge House, Donabate, Co.Dublin
May 18thUK Championshipsward Park, Bangor, Co.Down
June 8thbritish Championshipsgrant park, forres
July 6thAll Ireland ChampionshipsNewbridge House, Donabate, Co.Dublin
July 27thScottish ChampionshipsLevengrove Park, Dumbarton
August 11thEuropean ChampionshipsSouth Inch Park, Perth
August 16th & 17thWorld ChampionshipsGlasgow Green
September 14thAll Ireland Solo Championshipslisnagarvey high school, lisburn bt28 1hn

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