The Tartan and Green
Official Publication of the Irish Pipe Band Association

Editor : Brian Mac Mahon


New Magazine Format Launched July 2004

The July 2004 edition of the Tartan and Green begins a new, brighter format for the magazine. The magazine now has a coloured cover and is in the larger A4 format.

ABOUT the MAGAZINE
. The Magazine was launched in March 1996 and since its launch has been very well received by Pipe Band enthusiasts in Ireland (North and South) and in England , North America and Australia.

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A Note about the Magazine's Title

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ABOUT the TITLE
A word about the title . Although there is evidence that the bagpipe was in Ireland from at least the 10th. century , there is no denying the fact that the Pipe Band is a Scottish invention and that the vast majority of the music played is of Scottish origins . Being Celts , the Irish have had no difficulty taking the sound of the pipes and in particular the unique and distinct sound of the Pipe Band to their hearts and Irish people have been at the heart of the Pipe Band scene for generations .
The Irish and Scots have far more in common than they ever had in difference . The Celts in Gaul ( modern day France) at the time of Julius Caesar were described as being fond of 'checkered clothing' - an ancient precursor of tartan? Many Gaelic speaking clans of Scotland were descended from Irish tribes who migrated there just as many Irish families have descended from Scottish clans . The Reformation and subsequent political events have left their mark over the centuries with the Scots and Irish developing in slightly different directions . Today the Scots and Irish have two separate and unique cultures ( albeit with very much the same pedigree ) and the island of Ireland is now shared by these two distinct cultures .

Happily , the pipe band scene in Ireland has played a unique role over the past 50
years in bringing both cultures together and it was with great pride that both associations celebrated the 50th. All Ireland Pipe Band Championships in 1996 . It is in recognition of this unique shared culture that I chose "The Tartan & Green" as the title for the first Irish pipe band magazine .


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