CALLING ALL PIPE BANDS

A unique opportunity to pay tribute to the pipers
and their comrades who lost their lives in World War I
I would like to invite you to take part in Battle’s Over – a Nation’s Tribute, which on 11th November 2018
will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI and honour the millions of people who died
on the battlefields or returned home wounded. Many of them were pipers.
The event’s name is taken from Battle’s O’er, a traditional pipe tune played at the end of a battle. So it
seems fitting that pipers should play an integral part in commemorating the end of the Great War and pay
tribute to the pipers who faced the perils of the frontline.
Our aim is to involve one piper from each pipe band in the Republic of Ireland by asking them to play
Battle’s O’er at 6am on 11th November at a location of their choice. They will be joining fellow pipers from
all over the United Kingdom and overseas.
Such a tribute has never been undertaken before. I do hope that Ireland’s pipers will be able to play their
part in it. Further information on all aspects of Battle’s Over can be found at www.brunopeek.co.uk
Pipers can register their intention to participate at – brunopeek@mac.com – by 31st July please. Here’s
what we need to know:

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CALLING ALL PIPE BANDS

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