Australia Highlanders move to Sinclair

Published: June 30, 2009
(Page 1 of 1)
The sound that won the Victoria Police the World Pipe Band Championship in 1998 and five titles for Simon Fraser University is the aim of the Australia Highlanders after their decision to move to Sinclair chanters. The band had played McCallum chanters since 2005.
 
The sponsorship agreement with Sinclair was accompanied by news of several other deals that the band has struck with various manufacturers and dealers, including a three-year endorsement contract with Wallace Bagpipes of Scotland. According to Australia Highlanders Pipe-Major Danny Boyle, the band will work with Wallace Bagpipes to develop their drones and a new pipe chanter. The company has given two sets of drones to be played by band-members.
 
The band will be performing at the “Piping on the Clyde” concert put on by Wallace Bagpipes in Glasgow on August 10th. In addition to the World’s, the Australia Highlanders will compete at the Ulster Championships in Newcastle, Northern Ireland, and perform at George Square and the International Quartet Competition as part of the Piping Live! Glasgow International Festival of Piping.

When asked about the switch to Sinclairs, Boyle said, “We have had a terrific partnership with [McCallum Bagpipes] and really enjoyed working with them. We were just after a change and looking forward to the band going forward.”
 
Boyle was a member of the Victoria Police when the band won the World’s.

The band also said that its existing sponsorship arrangement with Premier Percussion is continuing, and that it has secured a deal with DNA Pipe + Drumline and Ozscot Bagpipe Supplies, which are distributors and retailers for Wallace Bagpipes and Premier drums in Australasia.
VN:R_U [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/5
VN:R_U [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0
  1. Lawrie

    Sinclair chanters: a great move in the right direction, and away from those ‘brassy’ and harsh MacCallum trumpets they were playing. Did not like their sound at all with them, as accurate as it may have been at times. Strathclyde of old, SFU, Vic Police. Enough said. Expect to hear broader and richer harmonics, especially on the top hand. Well done and good luck, AH!

  2. Lawrie

    Sinclair chanters: a great move in the right direction, and away from those ‘brassy’ and harsh MacCallum trumpets they were playing. Did not like their sound at all with them, as accurate as it may have been at times. Strathclyde of old, SFU, Vic Police. Enough said. Expect to hear broader and richer harmonics, especially on the top hand. Well done and good luck, AH!

  3. BrianNiven

    Are the Australian Highlanders playing Wooden Sinclair’s or the new plastic ones? Will be interesting to hear the sound if it is the Plastic ones.

  4. BrianNiven

    Are the Australian Highlanders playing Wooden Sinclair’s or the new plastic ones? Will be interesting to hear the sound if it is the Plastic ones.

GET THE MOBILE APP!
The new pipes|drums app offers the same publication with a streamlined experience. Get the latest news optimized for your smartphone.
Download on the App Store

Get it on Google Play
THIS DAY IN HISTORY:
May 26, 1841Angus MacKay marries Mary Russell, Edinburgh.
TOP STORIES
Articles from the last three months with the highest overall ratings by readers.
  1. “Pipers Meeting” makes oldest tunes new again
  2. The 1987 Iain McLeod p|d Interview
MOST RECENT POST
  • What judges want
    Tue, 18 Apr 2017
    Sitting adjudicating an amateur solo piping competition the other day, I got to thinking again about the competitors, so many of them so anxious and apprehensive. Playing before a judge who’s going to judge your music is a weird t …
Read more »
UPCOMING EVENTS June 9, 2017Georgetown Highland GamesGeorgetown Fairgrounds

June 10, 2017UK Pipe Band ChampionshipsBelfast

June 15, 2017Cobourg Highland Games & FestivalVictoria Park, Cobourg

June 16, 2017Chicago Highland Games

June 17, 2017The National Piping Centre Virginia Piping & Drumming School 2017Shenandoah University, Winchester VA

TIP OF THE DAY
Saliva on reeds is corrosive.
Andrew Berthoff, Toronto