The County Tyrone Pipe Band was founded in 1930's New York City at the height of the Great Depression by immigrants from County Tyrone in Northeast Ireland. They are the oldest Irish pipers in continuous existence in North America. The band is known for having maintained its Gaelic dignity through performance and competion of Irish music on bagpipes and drums. Throughout their existence, the band has held strong to the virtues instilled by its founders: a proudly expressed Irish identity and dedication to acheiving excellence in music. These are qualities that will continue to drive the band through the 21st Century and beyond.