Pipe Major Willis now a FEATURED ARTIST for R.G. Hardie & Co.!

Metroplex United is delighted to announce that our own pipe major, Matt Willis, has been added as a featured artist for the R.G. Hardie & Co.!

Matt WON his current set of P. Henderson pipes (made by R.G. Hardie & Co.) at the January ’17 Winter Storm concert in Kansas City! There was a raffle, and two tickets were purchased, and the rest is history! These Henderson pipes immediately became his go-to instrument for just about everything, and the tone could not be more robust and steady.

A bit more on R.G. Hardie & Co.: R.G. Hardie & Co. is based in Maryhill in the heart of Glasgow and lead by Alastair Dunn, double Gold Medallist and Pipe Sergeant of ten time World Champions, the Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band. He has worked with Duncan Campbell, a craftsman with R.G. Hardie & Co since 1962, to develop the current range of bagpipes and chanters offered today. The company enjoys a steady rate of growth, shipping bagpipes all over the world to places such as North America, Australia, Europe, Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong, India and Brazil.

A busy St. Paddy’s Season for MUPB!

All of us in Metroplex United Pipe Band are delighted to have such a full docket of performances this green season! For Friday 3/17, we’ll be performing a pub crawl starting at the Kung Fu Saloon at 8:00pm and then hitting 4 other venues all in walking distance, as well as performing at the Dallas Farmer’s Market and Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art!

On Saturday, the whole band will perform at the Shannon Brewery in Keller at noon and again around 2pm.

More details on our Events page! Come out and see us!

 

1st Annual Burns Supper in Dallas on 01/22/15

Metroplex United Pipe Band is excited to announce our 1st annual Burns Supper! Traditional Scottish food, drink, poetry, and and music! Come out and help us celebrate!

Ticket includes:

• Traditional Haggis dinner

• Beer, wine, whisky (must be 21 or older), and soft drinks (all ages)

• Concert by Metroplex United PIpe Band

• The poetry of Robert Burns read by Gaelic speaker Matt Ragan

Early-bird tickets now available for $25 (plus ticket processing fee) and $18 for children 3-13 (plus ticket processing fee) until December 25! Tickets will be $30 for adults and $22 for children (plus ticket processing fee) after 12/26/15.

Veteran’s Day Events for 2015

Metroplex United Pipe Band had a chance this past weekend to play at the 50th anniversary Veterans’ Day Parade in downtime Grapevine and were fortunate enough to get our photo the Channel 11 writeup: http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2015/11/07/grapevine-honors-veterans-with-downtown-parade/

We’ll be playing a private event in Gainesville tomorrow, November 11. This is the band’s second year to be able to play for the city of Gainesville, and we’re proud to be returning.

MUPB wins third place at our first competition!

We all just returned from a fantastic weekend at Lyons College in Batesville Arkansas for the annual Arkansas Scottish Festival. hat a great time! We met many other great bands and people, and in our first competition in Grade 5, we came home with a third place victory! Congratulations everyone, and thank you all for your hard work. Now to find more competitions….

MUPB to play Shannon Brewery’s St. Paddy’s Day Celebration!

The Shannon Brewery will open its doors at 4:00 on Saint Patrick’s Day, and Metroplex United Pipe Band will be performing from 7pm onwards. Regular pints will be $3.50 and nitro pints will be $4.50. We will be launching our Saint Patrick’s Irish Red — a dry hopped version of our Irish Red. This beer is malt forward like our Irish Red but is dry hopped with a combination of floral hops…it’s like spring time in a pint. Texas-Irish BBQ will be served up by Hicks BBQ.