Published: December 28, 2018

The 20 most-read pipes|drums news stories of 2018

Kilpatrick joins British Drum Co., leaves Pearl Percussion

The 16-time World Solo Drumming Champion Jim Kilpatrick even in retirement makes the news, this time with his departure from long-time employer Pearl Percussion. Kilpatrick joining the upstart British Drum Company foreshadowed the organization’s plans to create a new line of pipe band instruments made to his specifications. The company is reportedly committed to using components designed and manufactured in the UK, and the pipe band world is already eagerly anticipating what’s rolled out under Kilpatrick’s watch.



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