|Peter Brendan Duffy, long time member of the Monaghan Pipe Band, has announced his retirment. |
Pete first joined the band in 1960. He is a native of Clontibret, County Monaghan. His career with the band spans five decades. Each of his three children have played with the band.
For decades, no name has been more synonymous with the Monaghan Pipe Band as that of Pete Duffy. He has always done Yeoman's work in keeping the band going, doing anything and everything necessary to keep his band strong. All this, and years of playing and miles of marching.
|A Few Memories; Beginning in 1977, Peter Duffy assisted in raising a drum corps for the band by driving students to Greg McLaughlin's for lessons. He then opened up his home for these lessons to continue. Pete Duffy led the band's operations to bring Monaghan to Ireland in 1979. He was part of Monaghan's Grade Five Unit in 1997 when they won EUSPBA Champion Supreme Honors. Peter was interviewed on CBS'This Morning on St. Patrick's Day 1998 following a Monaghan Pipe Band network performance. Peter was an unwilling star in the video "Jump Around" by The House of Pain. Look carefully at this video and you will see one cut (which was used several times) of Peter Duffy marching up Fifth Avenue with the Monaghan Pipe Band. What many band members will always be grateful for is Pete's culinary skills which were demonstrated at contest after contest.