Joining

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Stockbridge Pipe Band is currently recruiting experienced pipers and drummers for both our G4 and G3 competing bands as well as novice players looking to develop their playing ability with in a pipe band environment.

Please contact us at stockbridgepipeband@hotmail.com or call PM Euan Whitmore on 0750 669 7665 for more information.

Guest Players:

We consider ourselves fortunate to receive numerous enquiries from overseas pipers and drummers looking for a band to play with whilst they study, work or holiday in Edinburgh. If you are planning on spending some time in Edinburgh and wish to compete with us, improve your playing or maybe just keep your piping or drumming going whilst away from your own band, please get in touch.

We will endeavour to make your time with us both rewarding and entertaining; we can assist you with finding accommodation and occasionally employment and will ensure you’re given first-hand exposure to the Scottish pipe band scene!

Australia

Lawrie Nicol from Brisbane played with us during 2015 whilst studying at Edinburgh University.

Jimmy Smith from the Williamstown RSL pipe band competed with us during the summers of 2014 and 2015 and is back again for 2016.

David Boyle, Fiona’s father and also from Melbourne (Watsonia RSL), competed with us for the summer of 2013 and 2014 whilst holidaying in Edinburgh.

Fiona Boyle from Melbourne competed with us during 2013 whilst working in Edinburgh.

Leah Strauch from Melbourne competed with us from 2010 – 2012 whilst working in Edinburgh. Leah currently plays with the City of Melbourne pipe band.

Jason Tsui from Sydney played with us during 2004 whilst staying in Edinburgh during his travels across the globe.

Austria

Anna Binder (Vienna Pipes and Drums) competed with us for the latter part of 2011.

Canada

Ashley Kirby from Ontario and formerly of the Grand Celtic Pipe Band competed with us during 2010 whilst working in Edinburgh.

Rob McKenzie from Ontario (formerly Glengarry Pipe Band) competed with us during 2008 whilst studying at Edinburgh University. He then also joined us, along with fellow Canadian Brian Williamson, for our trip to the Interceltique Festival, Lorient in 2009.

Amos Van Die from Ontario (also formerly Glengarry Pipe Band) competed with us during 2008 whilst studying at St Andrews University.

Tyler Irving from Ontario competed with us during 2007 whilst studying in Edinburgh.

Denmark

Janne Hansen, formerly of the Aalborg Pipe Band competed with the band from 2011 – 2015.

Casper Nellerman, Pipe Major of the Aalborg Pipe Band, competed with us during 2012.

Finland

Eevastiina Korri (Helsinki Pipes and Drums) competed with us during 2006 whilst on a working holiday to Edinburgh and returned in 2015 to join us during August.

France

Lena Bernard, currently of Bagad Moulin Vert Quimper competed with us in 2010 whilst working at the French Institute in Edinburgh. Lena also competed with us during 2011 as well as playing with the band during our time in Quimper.

Tanguy Le-Jacquelot also from Bagad Moulin Vert competed with us during 2011 as well as playing with the band during our time in Quimper.

Marie Colin from Bagad de Nates played with us for a few weeks in 2010 whilst spending time in Edinburgh, returned in 2011 to play with the band.

Germany

Melanie Quintero (Paris and District Pipes and Drums/ Pipes and Drums of Geneva) took lessons with the band during 2012 whilst studying in Edinburgh.

Markus Krebs from Bavaria took lessons with us as well as private tuition during 2009 whilst on a month-long visit to Edinburgh.

Malaysia

Mah Jun Jian, from Kuala Lumpur, is currently studying at Edinburgh University and working towards competing with us in 2016.

Netherlands

Rob Van Berkel plays with the Dutch Pipes and Drums and competed with us in 2016.

Yentl Schattevoet (MacLaren Pipe Band) competed with the band during 2011.

Roy Postma (Dronten and District Pipe Band) competed with the band during 2011.

New Zealand

Erin Allenby from Te Awamutu played with us during 2009 whilst living in Edinburgh and also travelled with the band to Brittany.

Islay Robertson from Wellington played with us during 2010 whilst working in Edinburgh.

Hamish Dick, formerly of the New Zealand Police pipe band is currently competing with us whilst studying in Edinburgh.

South Africa

Ross Cameron competed with us during 2007 whilst working in Edinburgh and also travelled with the band to Mexico.

Spain

Ramon Gomez from Asturias took lessons with us during 2007 whilst working for a few months in Edinburgh.

Switzerland

Peter Mueller, former PS of the Swiss Midland Pipe Band is currently PS of our G4 band whilst currently working in Edinburgh.

Sebastian Gotz is a current band member and competed with the band in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Jessica Muller competed with the band in 2014.

Elias Bischof from Basel competed with us in 2012 whilst studying at Edinburgh University.

Joelle Raefle from Basil competed with the band during 2012 whilst working in Edinburgh.

USA

Becky Wrightson from the Campbell Highlanders Pipe Band, North Andover, Massachusetts played with us whilst studying in Edinburgh during 2015.

Melissa Milligan from the Claddagh Mhor Pipe Band in Portland, Maine took lessons with the band whilst studying in Edinburgh during 2015.

Megan Griggs from North Carolina learned to play Tenor and competed with our G4 band during 2014 whilst her father studied at Edinburgh University.

Alison and Aria Buck from Utah and formerly of the Wasatch & District Pipe Band competed with the band in 2013/2014 whilst studying in Edinburgh.

Kelly Henderson from New York played with us from 2009 – 2010 whilst undertaking a Masters Degree at Edinburgh University and also competed with us during 2014 whilst on holiday.

Kirsten Anderson from Tennessee played with us in 2010 whilst completing a Masters Degree in Edinburgh.

Pamela Matuszewski from New York, (Yorktown Irish Pipes and Drums) competed with us whilst studying in Edinburgh during 2010.

Teale Failla from New Jersey played with us from 2008 – 2010 whilst studying at Edinburgh University. She also guested during a trip over in 2016, playing with the band and the Scottish Fiddle Orchestra at the Usher Hall.

Cameron McLeod from Michigan (College of Wooster Pipe Band) took lessons with us during 2005 whilst studying at Edinburgh University.

Shannon Adamson from Boise played with us in 2003 whilst studying in Edinburgh and also travelled with the band to Italy.

 

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