I have been a member of Kelso Pipe Band for the past 30 years or so, joining first as a side drummer and taking the role of Leading Tipper for a year or two. About 15 years ago I decided to go back to playing the pipes which I learned as a boy, and after a few months practise was playing the pipes again in the band. The Pipe Major of Kelso Pipe Band is Alan Veitch and the current Leading Tipper is Mick Tait. Kelso Pipe Band have around 25 playing members and a healthy core of kids learning to play pipes and drums. Kelso Pipe Band plays at numerous events around the Scottish Borders including various events at the famous Kelso Showground, venue for several important events throughout the year. The band has also travelled to France to Kelso's twin town of Orchies and members of the band have also played at La Capelle international cheese & wine fair and Hirson Pentecost Parade, both in Northern France.
To contact the band for bookings or enquiries into joining or learning to play the pipes or drums contact the Secretary, Alison McGlasson, 01573-225080, email - firstname.lastname@example.org