Sep 26, 2014

October Featured Performer

At the upcoming Oct. 18th OPS our Featured Performer and judge will be Patrick Downing of Dowco Triumph Street Pipe Band.

At 10, Patrick started piping with the instruction of his father, Sean. Since then, he has had the privilege of studying with some of the world’s best pipers, including Andrew Wright, Jack Lee and Alan Bevan.

Patrick played with Simon Fraser University Pipe Band for the 2008 and 2009 seasons, and 2015 will mark Patrick’s third season with the Dowco Triumph Street Pipe Band. This season, Patrick finished eighth overall in the BC Pipers Grand Aggregate standings for professional solo piping.

Some of his favorite traditional artists include Allan MacDonald, Fred Morrison and Lunasa. Outside of piping, he enjoys traveling and woodworking.

Originally from Massachusetts, Patrick relocated to Washington State, where he studied journalism and English at Western Washington University in Bellingham and is actively seeking careers in public relations and advertising.

Information about the Pipe Band and Local Hero will be coming soon.

We look forward to a fun evening with great music! Held at the OddFellows Hall in Milwaukie, our location is fully handicapped accessible and we welcome all ages. Only $5 for OPS members. $10 for non-members. Become a member today!