Peter Carney, Principal of Carrowholly National School Westport hails from Achill originally and always had a keen interest in piping.
Peter is the co founder of the band and Pipe Sergeant. His love for pipe music stemmed from being raised on Achill Island. He was involved in music all his life and played in bands during his school and college days.
A chance meeting with Des Cafferkey at Pollagh Church on St Patrick's Day 2010 prompted Peter to set the seeds for the establishment of a pipe band in Westport.
Peter is the main organiser of the band and is responsible for the overall coordination of events along with generating the funding necessary to equip the band to the highest standard. Peter gives lessons to young pipers weekly.
The Band is a huge source of pride to Peter.