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Date registered: September 7, 2012

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  1. Joe McGregor RIP – 25th Oct 2014 — October 25, 2014
  2. Coolmine Therapeutic Community 40th Anniversary Gala Concert — October 29, 2013
  3. Easter @ Farmleigh — April 4, 2013
  4. Emmanuel 2013 — April 3, 2013
  5. The Six Nations! — March 21, 2013

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Oct 25

Joe McGregor RIP – 25th Oct 2014

The members of the Band are very sad to hear of the passing, following a short illness, of our great friend and President of the Band Joe McGregor. Joe was a lifelong Band member and last year celebrated his 70th year playing Christmas Carols with the Band. Joe joined the Band in his early teens …

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Oct 29

Coolmine Therapeutic Community 40th Anniversary Gala Concert

TUE 5 NOV 2013 8PM Draíocht, Blanchardstown The Blanchardstown Brass Band and the Dublin Male Voice Choir combine their talents for a fun-filled evening of hits from the world of musical theatre, popular song, Irish and film score favourites. This will be an un-missable event in aid of a great cause. All profits go to …

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Apr 04

Easter @ Farmleigh

Easter Sunday at Farmleigh turned out to a beautiful, sunny, cold but snowless day! As is now an annual tradition, there were a series of events going on around the house and grounds of this lovely estate. There were food and plant markets, a falcon show, puppet shows, Easter egg hunts, face painting and of …

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Apr 03

Emmanuel 2013

Members of the band were once again invited to perform as part of the annual ‘Emmanuel’ show at the Helix theatre in Dublin. The show is a celebration of some of the world’s best liturgical music and features thousands of secondary school students singing their hearts out, accompanied by an eclectic range of musicians. The …

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Mar 21

The Six Nations!

The band were very proud to play their (tiny, tiny!) part in the Irish women’s rugby team’s Six Nations triumph. The band were in Ashbourne to see Ireland claim the Championship in a thrilling 15 point to 10 victory over France. The band had the honour of playing the National anthems of the French and …

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Jan 26

Michael Harford passed away

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of one of the longest-serving members in the band’s history, Michael ‘Mick’ Harford. Michael had been a member of the band for well over 60 years, secretary of the band for almost the same length and served as band conductor and musical director from 1994 until his …

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Dec 14

Christmas CD launched!

  The first copies of our Christmas CD have inally been sold! The CD came back from the printers during the week and was launched last night at the Blanchardstown Centre.   The CD features the band playing a number of our favourite Christmas songs, from Mary’s Boy Child to Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree …

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Nov 10

Phoenix FM Live Broadcast

To celebrate the 186th. anniversary of “The Blanchardstown Brass Band”, Phoenix FM will broadcast a special live concert this Wednesday evening (14th Nov) at 8pm. The performance will showcase the wide repetoire of the band under its conductor Zdenek Ondrousek and will consist of well known Show tunes, Classical and Popular pieces. The programme will …

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Nov 04

Christmas Performances 2012

Here is a list of all our upcoming performances for Christmas. This year we will be performing in aid of four different charities: Peter McVerry Trust, Our Lady’s Childrens Hospital, A Little Lifetime Foundation and Debra Ireland. Sunday 25th November: St. Benedicts National School, Ongar, 12:30-2:30pm Friday 30th November: St. Brigids Church, Blanchardstown, 8pm Sunday …

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Aug 02

Former Bandmaster, Pat O’Brien, passed away

Former conductor of the Blanchardstown Brass Band, Pat O’Brien, passed away on July 28th last. He conducted the band during the 1970s and is featured in one of our most famous photographs with President De Valera below. He was the Head Usher in Leinster House for a considerable period of time and was also involved …

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