Recent updates to our site


10th Aug 04 - Results page updated.

13th Sep 03 - Contest dates for 2004 now online.

23nd Aug 03 - Ulster results now online. UCPB take first place and best Drums.

16th Mar 03 - News from last nights concert, The Pipe & The Fiddle

26th Feb 03 - News from Open Night & Band get new Drums

16th Aug 02 - UCPB Merchandise now available to order online (in conjunction with



World Championships

Today :


Upper Crossgare Pipe Band

2003 Ulster Champions Grade 2

2003 Ulster Champion Drum Corps


to the official Upper Crossgare Pipe Band web site. Take a moment to browse through the site and find out a little more about the history of the band, its players, the tunes we play, as well as some useful links to other piping and pipe band web sites. We strive to keep our results page up to date after each contest we play in as well as give you information about all the major contests throughout the year.  Please take a moment to sign our guestbook with your comments. Your comments are valued so we can make our site as useful and as enjoyable to visit as we can. Thank you for visiting our site. Come back often to keep in touch with the piping world in Northern Ireland and further a field.

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The Upper Crossgare Website has received the 2002-2003 Golden Web Award from the International Association of Webmasters and Designers

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Brief on the Band

The McLean Crest

The band received its name from the town land in which it is situated, Upper Crossgare, just outside the village of Dromara, Co. Down. For many years music has been an attraction in the neighbourhood of Upper Crossgare, of course not just pipes and drums but also flutes and drums. Upper Crossgare wear the McLean of Duart tartan as pictured above and wear the clan crest on their cap badge and kilt pin. The band has moved on significantly since its formation in 1936 and are currently, under the instruction of Pipe Major Trevor Connor (pictured above), one of the top Grade 2 bands in the Northern Ireland Branch of the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association.  

If you have any questions about the band then please e-mail us at the address below.



The clan crest - a tower embattled, argent - is worn as a cap badge and kilt pin


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since the 7th May 2001

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A special word of thanks goes to Jason Lafferty of Linlithgow & District Pipe Band who provided the java script for the countdown for our site.

Check out their web site to keep up to date with all the other Scottish competitions.

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Last Published on 10/08/2004