pipes|drums understands that privacy is an important issue for users of the World Wide Web. Because we respect the privacy of every individual who visits our website, the private nature of information provided to or collected on this site is appropriately maintained.

In general, you can visit pipes|drums on the Web without telling the company who you are or revealing specific information about yourself. pipes|drums does gather limited data about visitors to the site. There are two kinds of information that we collect: site visitor data and personal information voluntarily provided to us by visitors registering or subscribing to pipes|drums.

Visitor data

We analyze visitor data for trends and statistics (e.g., so we know which are the most and least visited pages on the site), and then we discard it. This information is used to improve the content and organization of this site based upon traffic patterns in visitor preference.

Personal information

pipes|drums will not collect any personally identifiable information about you (that is, your name, address, telephone number, or e-mail address) unless you provide it to us voluntarily. If you choose to provide personal information via the site, this is the only way we will use this information.

pipes|drums does not sell its online information to any third party.

This site contains links to other websites. pipes|drums is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. Please review our Disclaimer.

Opinions posted by registered visitors to the site are not the opinions of pipes|drums or GHB Communications. Registered users have agreed to our Comments Policy.

pipes|drums is committed to safeguarding your privacy on this website.

This privacy statement is applicable to

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
October 23, 1962Archie MacNeill dies, age 83, Glasgow.
  • One last time
    Fri, 14 Oct 2016
    “The pipes will fall in front of the band.” So ordered Queen Victoria way back when, and so it has been ever since. Except at the march past of the 2016 World Pipe Band Championships when the last band on, … Continue reading → …
Read more »
UPCOMING EVENTS November 5, 2016Niagara SessionsNiagara Falls

November 18, 2016Balmoral ClassicMcGonigle Theater, Central Catholic H.S., Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

November 19, 201621st Annual George Sherriff Memorial InvitationalSt. Paul's United Church, Hamilton, Ontario

May 20, 2017British Pipe Band ChampionshipsPaisley, Scotland

June 10, 2017UK Pipe Band ChampionshipsBelfast

Pipers: The trend today is to sink a chanter reed as far as it can go in the reed seat, and then tape all the holes that are sharp, or drill the holes bigger if the note is flat. Raising a reed slightly or just getting the reed placed ideally in the seat can make a world of difference.
Brian Donaldson, Inveran Bagpipes, Edinburgh