Kalamazoo Celtic Connection Calendar

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Kalamazoo Pipe Band Events
Local Celtic Events - (Concerts/Dinners/Outings/Festivals/Performances)
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Local Celtic Society Connections (Monthly Meetings, etc)

Broadcast Events(Radio/TV/Internet)

Upcoming Events (Click here for Past Events)

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Other Area Events

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Broadcast Events with Celtic Content...

Every Saturday Night - Thistle and Shamrock with Fiona Richie broadcast in Kalamazoo from WMUK - 102.1 FM

Every Sunday Afternoon - "Pipeline," BBC Radio Scotland's show on piping  broadcast on the Internet (starting on December 30, 2000) at 17:05-18:00 p.m. GMT at BBC Radio Scotland (that's 12 noon or 1 pm for western Michigan area).  We're told there will be no archives, so tune in or miss it.  (A bit of advice - you'll need to set up RealPlayer well before you want to listen so you can relax and enjoy the show.  You can read how to set it all up per the BBC here and then download RealPlayer 8 Basic here.)

Local Society and Group Meetings...

Kalamazoo Pipe Band - the area's Scottish Ambassadors, lessons, weekly practices, many performance events each year

Kalamazoo Scottish Festival Association - monthly meetings, annual festival

Kalamazoo Scottish Country and Social Dancers - fun for anyone

Scottish Society of Southwest Michigan - outgoing, monthly meetings

Kalamazoo Irish Club - 372-7332

Battle Creek Irish Club


Past Events
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March 16, 2002 St. Patrick Day Parade Kalamazoo Mall Downtown Irish Club
March 16, 2002 St. Patrick Day Parade Battle Creek Arcadia Brewing Company
March 17, 2002 Wings Hockey on Green Ice Wings Stadium, Kalamazoo  

April 7, 2002, 7:00 doors open

Battlefield Band and Kalamazoo Pipe Band in Concert Comstock Community Auditorium, Comstock Michigan 323-8893 or any band member!
May 23, 2002 Michigan State Senate Remembrance and Memorial Day Ceremony Lansing, Mi Invited by Senator Sugars. Eighth consecutive year that we've been asked.
May 26, 2002 Memorial Day Ceremony Fort Custer, Galesburg, Mi 2 pm
May 27, 2002 Memorial Day Parade Downtown Kalamazoo, Mi 10 am
June, 15, 2002 National 24-Hour Challenge Bicycle Marathon Thornapple, Mi 7 am (Yes that's AM, folks!)
July 13, 2002 Saline Celtic Festival Saline, Mi All day
July 20, 2002 Homecoming Parade Athens, Mi Stepoff at 10 am; Arrive 9:15
July 26, 2002 Concert Dowagiac, Mi Concert at 7 pm; Arrive 6:15
August 23, 2002 KSF Ceilidh Niko's Landing, Comstock, Mi 323-7482
August 24, 2002 Kalamazoo Scottish Festival Kalamazoo County Fairgrounds 323-7482
September 21, 2002 Kalamazoo Irish Festival Bronson Park, Kalamazoo  
November 9, 2002 Kalamazoo Festival Parade Bronson Park and surrounding area  
November 16, 2002 Festival of Trees Radison Center, Kalamazoo  


March 11, 2001 - 6:30pm International Festival WMU's Bernhard Center WMU
March 17, 2001- 11:00am Saint Patrick's Day Parade Kalamazoo Mall Irish Club of Kalamazoo
March 17, 2001 -8:15pm, 9:15pm Wings Hockey on Green Ice!! Wings Stadium, Kalamazoo Kalamazoo Wings
May 24, 2001, 10:30am Memorial Day Celebration Michigan State Senate Sen. Dale Sugars
May 28, 2001, 10:00am Memorial Day Parade Dowagiac, Michigan  
June 14, 2001, 6:00pm Urbandale Centenial Celebration Urbandale, Michigan  
June 15, 2001, 6:00pm Relay for Life Loy Norix HS, Kalamazoo, Michigan  
June 16, 2001, 7:00 am 24 National Bicycle Challenge Middleville, Michigan  
July 8, 2001, all day Mad Dogs and Englishmen Gilmore Car Museum, Richland, Michigan  
July 21, 2001 Athens Homecoming Parade Athens, Michigan Parade at 10:00 am
July 28, 2001, 10:30am Flower Fest Band Shelter, Bronson Park, Kalamazoo  
August 24, 2001, 5:30pm - 9:30pm Kalamazoo Scottish Festival Ceilidh Moose Lodge in Portage  
August 25, 2001, 9:00am  - 5:00pm Kalamazoo Scottish Festival River Oak's Park, Galesburg  
September 22, 2001 
noon to 11 pm
Irish Festival Bronson Park, Kalamazoo  
November 15, 2001  8-8:30 PM Festival of Trees Wing's Stadium  
September 10, 2001 - 11am.   March of Dimes Raddison Center, Kalamazoo  



May 25 - For the sixth time, the Kalamazoo Pipe Band was asked to appear on the Senate floor.
July 15/16/22/23/29/30 -
Silver Leafe Renaissance Faire.
July 15th - Saline Highland Festival
July 26th - Concert in the Park in Plainwell - we entertained about 400 people with piping, drumming and highland dance
August 5 - Detroit St. Andrew's Highland Games - We proved that hard work reaps its own rewards by taking second place.
August 26 -
Kalamazoo Scottish Festival - River Oaks Park in Galesburg, Michigan
September 9 - Opening for the Viet Nam Memorial Wall in Sturgis - a very moving event.
September 10 - Paw Paw Wine and Harvest Festival
September 17 - AGM held


May - For the fifth time in as many years, the Kalamazoo Pipe Band was asked to join in the ceremony marking Memorial Day on the floor of the Michigan State Senate in Lansing. A "Special Tribute" was made to the band.
June - The KPB was incorporated.
July - The Silverleafe Rennaissance Fair
7 August - For the fourth year, the Kalamazoo Pipe Band went to the Detroit St. Andrews Highland Games to compete and get comments from the judges.
August 28 1999 -
Kalamazoo Scottish Festival - River Oaks Park in Galesburg, Michigan
22 October -
The Battlefield Band - Chenery Auditorium in Kalamazoo Michigan - our first ever self promoted concert
29 November - The Michigan House of Representatives
December - 501.c.3 status achieved!!


7 March - Provided a welcome for the first cadets entering WMU's aviation program by playing at the first ever landing of the Concorde at Battle Creek Airport
22 March - Joint meeting of the Kalamazoo Caledonians with the Sons of Norway -- music and dance were provided.
18 April - The Appin Regiment (re-enactment group) presented a demonstration at J. Rawlins.
The KPB participated with a brief highland dance and piping demonstration.
19 April - The KPB presented a full concert including massed band tunes, solo and small group bagpiping, highland dance, and much more at Coldwater High School as part of the International Fest.
22 May - For the fourth year in a row, the Senate in Lansing has invited the Kalamazoo Pipe Band to provide the music and ceremony for their Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony. Due to personell limitations, the gig was passed to the Glendaloch Pipe Band
26 May - The KPB travelled to Spring Arbor Twnship (Near Jackson) to celebrate Memorial Day with a parade and a show afterwards.
18 July - The Bronson Polish Festival invited the KPB to participate again this year.
19 &26 July -
Silver Leafe Renaissance Faire - Roving pipers/drummers on both days of both weekends and full band on one day each weekend. Highland Dancing, too!
1 August - The KPB is planning to participate in the pipe band competition.Detroit St. Andrew's Highland GamesThe oldest continuous games in North America in Livonia.
22 August -
Kalamazoo Scottish Festival -


17 May Saturday - Dogwood Festival Committee in downtown Dowagiac at 9:15 a.m.
18 May Sunday - Private Wedding
22 May Thursday - Michigan State Senate Floor at 10 am for Memorial Day Ceremony at request of Sen. Mike Rogers.
26 May Monday - Portage Michigan Memorial Day Parade at 10 AM at Southland Mall and down Westnedge.
21 June Saturday - American Cancer Relay for Life at Portage Northern High School Track.
28 June Saturday -1 pm Bronson Polish Parade in Bronson, MI- near Coldwater.
28 June Saturday - 8 pm - Private 50th Wedding Anniversary in Mendon
13 July Saturday - Mad Dogs and Englishmen Show at Gilmore Car Barn
19 July Saturday - Private Wedding in Plainwell
19 July Saturday - Private Wedding in Kalamazoo
19/20 and 26/27 July (weekends) - Providing for the
Silver Leafe Renaissance Faire. Roving pipers/drummers on both days of both weekends and/or full band on one day each weekend.
2 August Saturday - Detroit St. Andrew's Highland Games. Moved to Livonia this year.
22 August Friday -
Kalamazoo Scottish Festival Association Ceilidh.
23 August Saturday -
Kalamazoo Scottish Festival Association at River Oaks Park, Galesburg.
7 September Sunday - 1 pm - Kalamzoo Wine and Harvest Festival Parade in Paw Paw
1 November Saturday - 3 pm - Kalamazoo Public Library presentation at Oshtemo Branch
15 November Saturday - 6 pm - Kalamazoo Caledonian's St. Andrews Dinner at WMU
16 November Sunday - 3 pm - Festival of Trees at the Wings Stadium Annex in Kalamazoo