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Greg McLaughlin is a fixture in the pipe band drumming community in the New York area. Greg was a long time member of the Inis Fada Gaelic Pipe Band where he made his mark as a corps leader, a soloist, and a teacher. During his tenure as drum sergeant of Inis Fada, the band won several grade three championships. As a soloist, Greg enjoyed several years as one of the country's top players. At his peak, Greg won seven open contests in a single season. As an instructor, Greg taught many fine drummers in many bands. His relationship with the Monaghan Pipe Band began as an instructor in 1978.

Greg resides in Bayside with his wife, Edna Marie. He works at CBS News where he is an editor for the news magazine "48 Hours". Greg studied communications at Iona College, where he also served as the drum sergeant of their band.

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