October 31, 2005

Glasgow P&D appoints Mackenzie leading-drummer

The Glasgow Pipes & Drums have brought in Colin Mackenzie as leading-drummer along with a completely new drum section after the resignation of Gary Corkin earlier this month.

Mackenzie was the leading-drummer of the City of Glasgow Pipe Band and before that had played for nine years with ScottishPower when John Scullion led that band’s corps.

“Colin’s looking forward to being back in the top grade with his own corps,” says Cameron Currie, pipe-major of Glasgow Pipes & Drums. “He brings with him a young drum corps and Colin and I are looking forward to working towards taking the band forward.”

Currie also added: “The band would like to thank Gary Corkin and the former drum corps for their support over the last two years, and we wish them all the best in the future.”

The move is the latest in another lively post-season in Scotland, in which several bands have made significant personnel moves, the most significant being the resignation of Roddy MacLeod as pipe-major or ScottishPower, and the subsequent appointment of Chris Armstrong to the post.

Currie also said that the Glasgow Pipes & Drums are welcoming new members, and interested players can contact him by e-mail.


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