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Experienced tutor and pipe band snare drummer, Dave Henry, is now taking on one to one lessons August 2018. E mail dave@pipebanddrumming.co.uk for details and to make an appointment.

Reels: The Raven’s Rock/ Dancing Feet

A couple of reels. The Ravens Rock and Dancing Feet

Scottish Pipe Band Drumming Academy in East Lothian.


A new initiative is being hosted within Loretto School in Musselburgh on Friday evenings which aims to making pipe band drumming lessons affordable to local children and teens in East Lothian. The lessons, including snare bass and tenor drumming will be taught and supervised by Drumming Instructor Dave Henry.

Times: Beginners: 18:00 -19:00hrs


Snare Drummers looking for a new band?

Criagmount Caledonia are recruiting for snare drummers to join and compete with them during the 2016 season.

If you are a snare drummer and would like a new challenge of playing with an up and coming pipe band, contact:



Police Charged With Schools Pipe Band Challenge








Police officers with the world’s most successful competition pipe band are leading a pioneering project to help children in part of Glasgow take up bag piping and drumming.

Greater Glasgow Police Scotland Pipe Band – formerly Strathclyde Police Pipe Band – has won 20 World Pipe Band […]

Lead Drummer Required For Carnoustie And District Pipe Band.


An opportunity has arisen for a position as Lead Drummer of Carnoustie and District Pipe Band Grade 4B. The band has achieved a great deal in it’s formative years being only 5 years old. In the space of 2 years we have gone from no qualification at any major contest to qualifying […]

Drumming Workshop: Scots Guards Association Pipes & Drums Manchester Branch

On July 20/21st we held a pipe band drumming workshop in Manchester for the Scots Guards Association Pipes & Drums (Manchester Branch). The drum corps have been working very hard on their rudimental technique and phrasing and also looking to enhance their bass and tenor section with split tones and flourishing technique.

I was very […]

Tenor Drummer Fiona Morris Raising Money For Bone Cancer Trust


After 4 weeks of extensive surgery for a bone tumour, brave tenor drummer ,Fiona Morris of Boghall and Bathgate Pipe Band is already back playing her drum again. Despite only starting physio last week and still needing crutches to walk any long distances, she played the drum for the first time at her band […]

Outlander Practice Pad: For Pipe Band Drummers


The “Outlander Practice Pad” from Off World Percussion.

I’m extremely happy today because it’s finally arrived and very smart it is too !

Over the next few days I will be reviewing this beauty designed for pipe band drumming which will include video/sound clips and plenty of photos.

“Watch this space !”



Shotts & Dykehead Legendary Drum Corps

Looking through my archive drum score folder I came across this old photo of the Legendary Alex Duthart and his drum corps. I remember removing the page from an old Premier drum catalogue in the late 1970’s. I have been told that Bert Barr was on the flank of this photo but unfortunately was edited […]