Kilts of Many Colours

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Kilts of Many Colours Pipe Band started out as one guy learning how to play the bagpipes in 1996. He became proficient, and was asked to play at several local functions. In 2000, another guy wanted to learn how, but couldn't find a teacher. So, he called the police. No, really, the guy asked the police if they knew of any bagpipers in the area. They told him a piper would be playing the next day for Police Memorial Week in Covington, La. The guy went to the event and convinced the piper to teach him how to play the bagpipes. From there, word of mouth (along with some pressure from family and friends) caused others to join in the fun.

A decade later Kilts of Many Colours Pipe Band now has 15 pipers and eight drummers and during Mardi Gras can boast some world class talent that joins us for the parades extending our numbers. Our local group has nationally rated members who compete individually in bagpipe and drum competitions across the United States. Our Pipe Major, Steven Brownlee, is an awarding winning piper who has played for royalty, both Mardi Gras and British..

Kilts of Many Colours Pipes and Drums is available for Mardi Gras parades, civic events; and can offer smaller groups for individual functions like block parties, social clubs, film extras, weddings, military functions, funerals and other events that would benefit from the distinctive sound of pipes. Check out our events page to see where we have played - we'd love to add your event to the list.

The group meets regularly for practice and fun in the Mandeville area. Anyone interested in the Great Highland bagpipes or Scottish style drumming is encouraged to contact us, either to join us or to hire us.

E-mail us for more information on rates or for suggestions on how bagpipes can be included in your next event.

 

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