Scottish Drummers (& bagpipers) Gather in New Zealand

Well….its that time of year again when all of the kilted snare drummers venture to sunny Palmerston North in New Zealand. Jenny Mair hosts a highland gathering in the town square of “Palmy”, a pipe band competition which sees NZ’s finest pipe bands compete for the 1st place title.

I have just packed my bag : drum sticks – check, drum – check, skirt (kilt) – check, iPhone – check, wife – in check.  At 12:30 the Canterbury Caledonian Pipe Band from Christchurch will assemble at the domestic airport to pack 10 news Premier Snare Drums, 5 Tenor drums and a Bass drum…oh and a few sets of bagpipes too.

Months of hard yards have been put in to get the band ready to compete – now it’s off to play a few tunes, meet up with old friends, enjoy warm weather in Palmerston North and gather at the Celtic Inn for a cold lemonade….

All the best to the competitors.

James Laughlin

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