IN MEMORY OF
PIPE MAJOR EDWARD BRENNAN
1923 - 2000
Born 1923 in Castleblayney, County Monaghan, Ireland
Departed April 2nd, 2000, Pearl River, New York
PIPE MAJOR, COUNTY MONAGHAN PIPE BAND
1958 - 1974
May He Rest In Peace
Montreal Highland Games
The Monaghan Pipe Band placed for the first time in a foreign contest with a second in Montreal. Back row of pipers (L - R) Mary Hamilton, Pipe Sgt. Byrne O'Sullivan, Pipe Major Tom Hoins, Eddie Cameron, Ken Meagher, Lachlan Cameron, Joe Brady, Jr. Front row of drummers, Tenor Rob Cirincione, Baritone Joe Jacobs, Alto Marianne Marcellino, Bass Dan Hamilton, Lead Drummer Martin Duffy, Snares Gregory McLaughlin and Richard Janniello.
Victory at Hunter Mountain
Back Row (L-R) Gregory McLaughlin, Joe Brady, Jr., Richard Janniello, Joe Jacobs, Tom Hoins, Byrne O'Sullivan, Mary Hamilton, Lachlan Cameron Bottom Row (L-R) Rob Cirincione, Martin Duffy, Marianne Marcellino, Denis Gordon, Eddie Cameron. Missing - Ken Meagher, Colin Meagher, John Wassman
(L - R) Martin Duffy, Denis Gordon, Joe Jacobs, Richie Janniello,
Marianne Janniello, Rob Cirincione, Gregory McLaughlin
Monaghan continued to build up a mighty pipe corps with two key pick- ups for the 2000 season. Joe Brady, Jr. (Right) played his first season with Monaghan and John Wassman played with the band in the later part of the season as its instructor before becoming the band's pipe major. Both John and Joe are accomplished open pipers with a history of playing in top bands.
The Three Tenors
(L - R) Joe Jacobs, Marianne Janniello, Rob Cirincione made up Monaghan's dynamic tenor line which debuted in the 2000 competition season.
Hail to the Chief
Monaghan was sure to find its way into the closest and most debated Presidential election in history. The band played at the request of George W. Bush during a New York stop on the campaign trail. Here, the then Republican candidate shakes hands with Joe Brady, Jr.
There was no better way to end up a pivotal year then with the wedding of not one, but two of our drummers. Marianne and Richie pose for a shot here with their Monaghan Pipe Band.