With only a couple of bands in Tassie, you might assume that pipers and drummers in Australia’s most southern, cold, and picturesque state are as elusive as the thylocene, but you’d be wrong…we have it on good authority that two heads play better than one, and that the Tassie piping community thrives in the region, almost as much as protesters do.
Bands are arranged alphabetically by name.
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City of Hobart Highland Pipe Band
Location: Hobart, Tasmania
Phone: (03) 6228 7689
Tartan: Brodie Red Modern
Monday (Scots Church, Bathurst Street, Hobart), 7:00pm
The City of Hobart Highland Pipe Band is currently the largest pipe band in Tasmania with over thirty playing members. The band offers free tuition in pipes and drums and we are available to play at any function. The Band is active in community-based events throughout the year, including ANZAC Day marches, Hobart Christmas pageant, monthly performances at Salamanca Markets, and regional fairs at Bream Creek and Middleton. The Band has attended competitions in Victoria, and can provide solo pipers or mini-bands to add something special to any event whether weddings, funerals, corporate events, parties. See website for more details.
St Andrews Caledonian Pipe Band
Location: Launceston, Tasmania
Phone: See website for contact details
St Andrews Caledonian Pipe Band is proud to be a custodian of the region’s cultural heritage, and Tasmania’s oldest pipe band. As a community band, new members (learners and players) are most welcome. Performing at annual community events, the band enjoys a strong community following in Northern Tasmania and their 75th Anniversary in 2008 was acknowledged by the Launceston City Council with a Civic Reception. The bands reputation as performers with broad ranging appeal has grown considerably after the band began an ambitious annual performance programme in 1999. The shows Celtic Force and Scottish Power: Lords of the Isles perform to thousands of local patrons annually in Launceston, Burnie and Devonport. The shows have featured every pipe band in Tasmania along with hundreds of community performers who have learnt their style to the Celtic idiom.