24 Piping and Drumming Hours In . . . Melbourne

Published: August 31, 2011

We continue our exclusive series of quickie-guides for pipers and drummers visiting places around the piping and drumming world. In this instalment, Mark Saul takes us around his home town of Melbourne, Australia, referencing spots to hit, bands to see and at least one famous piping grave to visit.

 
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