pipes|drums brings northern hemisphere readers more “hot stove league” content to warm them through the dreary and cold off-season, with video highlights from the performance of Pipe-Major John Cairns and Leading-Drummer Graham Brown of the Grade 1 Peel Regional Police Pipe Band at our Pipes+Drums Recital at Piping Live! last August.
John Cairns is also famous for being only the eleventh person in piping history to win the pure “Double” – both the Argyllshire Gathering and the Northern Meeting Highland Society of London Gold Medals in one year (1999). Graham Brown is one of the world’s top pipe band snare drummers, gaining numerous top prizes prizes around the world and qualifying for the final at the World Solo Championships several times. Both of them have led the Peel Regional Police to North American Championships in 2010 and 2011.
We hope that you enjoy this talented duo, inspiring you to keep the fires burning until the season starts, or, if you live in warmer climates, as the competitions continue!