Cornemuses et percussions

Sur les sites de la bataille de la Somme

Pipes and Drums

A Ovillers la Boisselle lors des commémorations du Centenaire

Cornemuses et percussions

Fête de la musique à la Cathédrale d'Amiens en Juin 2013

Pipes and Drums

Grande Parade des Pays Celtes - Festival Interceltique de Lorient 2014

Rejoignez nous!

Campagne de recrutement du Samarobriva Pipes and Drums

mercredi 20 janvier 2016

1916-2016 : United Pipers for Peace

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400 musiciens rassemblés pour célébrer la paix
 
Dans le cadre des commémorations de la Bataille de la Somme, le Samarobriva Pipes and Drums créera un évènement différent, ciblé grand public, avec un esprit festif, tourné vers la paix et l’amitié entre les nations.
 
À sa manière, cet évènement honorera la mémoire des soldats de la Grande Guerre, venus des 4 coins du monde combattre sur notre territoire.Nous accueillerons 400 musiciens à Amiens, le samedi 2 et le dimanche 3 juillet 2016. Les musiciens viendront de l'Europe entière, voire même de plus loin, et animeront le centre ville d'Amiens durant ces 2 jours.
Cet évenement est officiellement inscrit au programme des commémorations de la Grand Guerre (label Centenaire 14-18).
Si vous souhaitez nous aider à accueillir au mieux les musiciens qui seront présents, vous pouvez, directement et en 1 clic, participer à la cagnotte mise en place (chacun participe du montant qu'il souhaite et tous les paiements sont sécurisés) :
 
 
Toutes les informations sur la manifestation :
 
 

lundi 18 janvier 2016

Paris (75) : Présentation du programme commémoratif 2016

Ce lundi 18 janvier 2016, au Théâtre du Rond-Point, sous le haut patronage de Monsieur François Hollande, Président de la République, et en présence de Monsieur Jean-Yves Le Drian, Ministre de  la Défense, de Monsieur Jean-Marc Todeschini, Secrétaire d’État auprès du ministre de la Défense, chargé des Anciens combattants et de la Mémoire, du Général d'armée (2S) Elrick Irastorza, Président du Conseil d'administration et des membres du Conseil d'administration de la Mission du Centenaire de la Première Guerre Mondiale, et de Monsieur Joseph Zimet, Directeur général de la Mission du Centenaire de la Première Guerre Mondiale, le Samarobriva Pipes and Drums a eu l'honneur de jouer à l'occasion de la présentation du programme commémoratif 2016 et de la découverte, en avant-première, des images inédites du documentaire "Apocalypse Verdun" réalisé par Daniel Costelle et Isabelle Clarke.

 
 

Hangard Wood British Cimetery : Headstone rededication ceremony

Location information

Hangard is a village between Domart-sur-la-Luce and Démuin. The road to Villers-Bretonneux goes due north from the village, up a steep hillside. After 2 kilometres it passes between the two portions of Hangard Wood, and Hangard Wood British Cemetery will be found at this point.

Historical information

At the end of March 1918, Hangard was at the junction of the French and Commonwealth forces defending Amiens. Between 4 and 25 April, the village and Hangard Wood were the scene of incessant fighting, in which the line was held and the 18th Division were particularly heavily engaged.

In July 1918, the site of the cemetery was in German hands, but it was cleared by the Canadian Corps early on 8 August 1918, and the Corps Burial Officer began this cemetery later in the month. A number of graves of April 1918, as well of those of August, were brought in, and after the Armistice other graves of April 1918, were concentrated from Villers-Bretonneux, and of October 1916, from other parts of the Somme battlefield.

The cemetery now contains 141 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, 39 of which are unidentified. There are also 14 French burials in the cemetery.Corporal Donald Anderson - Hangard Wood

Headstone rededication ceremony

 
 
 
 

Mr Dennis Frank of Melbourne and Mr Andrew Pittaway of Fremantle have identified a grave in the Hangard Wood British Cemetery as that of Corporal Donald Anderson, 19th Battalion Australian Imperial Force (AIF). For nearly a century, his grave marker has commemorated an "Australian Corporal of the Great War" who died on 7 April 1918. 

Research has shown that there are 44 Australian "missing" who died on that day, which are among the more than 10 700 names of Australians missing in France that are recorded on the Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux. All but one of the 44 are from the 19th Battalion’s fight at Hangard Wood, and only one of the 44 was a Corporal – Donald Anderson. Red Cross and other records corroborated this conclusion. 

Donald Anderson was born in Callander, Scotland, and had worked as a jackaroo in Western Australia before he enlisted in Sydney on February 1915, aged 27. 

He recorded his father as his next of kin: Andrew Anderson from Kilmahog, near Callander in Scotland. 

Donald served at Gallipoli, and was evacuated to England with severe dysentery. While on leave from hospital in Cardiff he met Dorethy Bailey who he would marry in 1917. 

Donald was later wounded on the Somme in July 1916, and returned to hospital in England in February 1917 with trench foot. He would not be fit to re-join his battalion until early 1918. 

Corporal Anderson was reported as missing in action and then subsequently, killed in action on 7th April 1918.  He was last seen lying severely wounded during an attack by his company on an enemy position at Hangard Wood (Not far from Villers-Bretonneux).  Corporal Anderson’s remains were found in August 1918 by Canadian Forces and he was buried in the Hangard Wood British Cemetery as an “Australian Corporal of the Great War 8th August 1918, Known unto God”.  

The research by Dennis Frank and Andrew Pittaway has revealed Corporal Anderson’s identity and final resting place and also corrected the date he was killed in action as the 7 April 1918 (not the 8th August 1918).

samedi 28 novembre 2015

L'Haÿ-les-Roses (94) : Marché de Noël

Cette année, le Marché de Noël de l'Haÿ-les-Roses (94) vous a invité à plonger dans la magie de l'Avent avec comme invité d'honneur, le Royaume-Uni.

 
 

samedi 7 novembre 2015

Dieppe (76) : Chapitre de la Confrérie de la Coquille Saint Jacques

La Confrérie de la Coquille Saint Jacques et du Hareng a tenu son Chapitre annuel ce samedi 7 novembre 2015 dans la Cité aux quatre ports.

vendredi 6 novembre 2015

Amiens (80) : Fête du whisky

 
Trois passages dans la journée avec dégustation des whisky les plus réputés et tout cela devant un public ravi et surpris par notre intervention...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

samedi 17 octobre 2015

Ploemeur (56) : Rencontres autour de la Fédération de Pipe Bands

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

dimanche 11 octobre 2015