Published: November 30, 2002

Glasgow Skye Makes Lead Drummer Move

The Glasgow Skye Association Pipe Band of Glasgow, Scotland, has appointed Keith Orr leading drummer. Orr replaces long-time lead tip Jim Collins, who resigned after the 2002 season. Collins will apparently stay with the band.

Keith Orr is originally from Londonderry, Northern Ireland, and was formerly head of drum sections at Graham Memorial and McNeilstown. Under Orr McNeilstown placed first in drumming in the Grade 1 MSR event in 1992.

“In the two years I have been Pipe-Major, I must thank Jimmy Collins very much for all his hard work and willingness to change and work with me on ideas of style,” said Craig Campbell, Glasgow Skye Pipe-Major. “Some ideas worked and some didn’t, but Jimmy never questioned any idea, and just said, ‘You’re the boss.’ I am very much looking forward to working with Keith as he is very focused on what he wants and determined to lift Glasgow Skye into the top half of Grade 1.”

Glasgow Skye has languished near the bottom of Grade 1 tables for the last decade, but hopes that the addition of Orr to the band will signal a new era.

“There will be a total transformation of the band over the winter,” Campbell added.

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