Keltic Ties

A good pipe band takes into consideration more than just the music. Looking the part, as well as playing it, is essential when competing. If you sound fantastic but look shabby then that massively impacts on the perception of the band. That’s why we pay strict attention to what we wear.
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IDPB Christmas Raffle 2015

MacRae Bagpipes SL4
Andante Drum

How would you like a new set of pipes or a snare drum for Christmas?

Win one of the following for just £5.00 per ticket!!

  • A brand new set of Stuart Liddell replica MacRae Bagpipes (Model SL4)
  • A New Generation Reactor snare drum by Andante – full custom finish of your choice
  • A 1 hour lesson with P/M Stuart Liddell (two time Glenfiddich Champion)
  • A 1 hour lesson with L/D Steven McWhirter (six time World Solo Drumming Champion)

Shipping costs included (for pipes and drum only – Stuart and Steven can teach online).
All proceeds to IDPB funds for the 2016 season.
The band would like to thank McCallum Bagpipes and Andante Drums for their generous donations.
Tickets will be available until 23rd December at midnight (GMT), and the draw will be made on Christmas Eve.

And we’re also offering 15% discount on our Ascension Double Album until the New Year!
Make sure you order early if you want it under the tree. We’re shipping until 15th December.


If you use social media, we invite you to share the following posts to spread the word and we will give away 5 Ascension Music Packs randomly (choice of pipe music or drum scores). Keep in mind you need to share it as “public” for us to see it and pick you!


Steven & Grant World Solo Champions again!

World Solo Drumming 2012

Congratulations to Steven McWhirter on winning the World Solo Drumming Championships for the third time in his young career. Well done also to new addition Grant Cassidy who won the Juvenile Section 3 for the second time, making it 7 World Solo titles in a row!