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The Scottish bagpipe is a musical instrument that is central to Scottish culture and heritage. It consists of a bag made of animal skin, which is inflated by a bellows or by blowing air into it through a blowpipe. The bag is attached to three pipes: the chanter, which has finger holes and produces the melody; and two drones, which produce a continuous tone. The bagpipes are often played at important Scottish events such as weddings, funerals, and military ceremonies.


Drumming is also an important part of Scottish music, often played in combination with the bagpipes. Scottish drumming is known for its intricate rhythms and dynamic sound. The traditional Scottish drum is the snare drum, which is played with a pair of sticks and has a bright, sharp sound. Bass drums and tenor drums are also commonly used in Scottish drumming.

In Scottish pipe bands, the bagpipes and drums are played together to create a powerful and stirring sound. Pipe bands typically consist of a number of pipers and drummers, and often perform at parades, competitions, and other events. Scottish pipe bands have a long history, dating back to the 19th century, and continue to be an important part of Scottish culture today.


We’re excited to announce our Piping and Drumming Competitions! Questions or for more information contact us at


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