SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

Knox Pipes and Drums tours England and Scotland

18-Jul-2013

The Knox Grammar School Pipes and Drums have returned from a three week tour of Scotland, England and Northern Ireland. The tour included performances at the Tower of London, Stirling Castle, Edinburgh Castle and at Wellington Barracks, opposite Buckingham Palace.

“We normally hold this tour every four years,” said Pipe Band Manager Lachlan Liao. “It’s a great way for the boys to connect with the long traditions and origins of piping and drumming in the United Kingdom."

The band also played at the Ceres Highland Games, a community event which has been held at the village of Ceres near Dundee since the 1300s.

 

“Performing at Wellington Barracks, opposite Buckingham Palace was a real highlight,” said Lachlan. “The performance coincided with the daily 'Changing of the Guard Ceremony, so Knox welcomed the Old Guard back to barracks.”

 

The band also competed in the County Tyronne Piping Championships at Omagh in Northern Ireland, visited the Royal College of Piping in Glasgow for Graded Piping Exams and had masterclasses with multiple world solo prize winning pipers and drummers including Alastair Dunn, Gordon Brown, Steve McQuillan, Bill Jordan and Murray Henderson.