Cream of youth pipers and drummers set to rock Melrose with workshops and concert

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THE skirl o’ the pipes will be heard in Melrose next month when the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland (NYPB) brings its exciting brand of music to the Borders for the very fist time on Saturday, February 5.

The NYPB is a non-competing performance pipe band featuring the very best pipers and drummers aged between 10-25 years old from throughout Scotland.

During the day the National Youth Pipe Band will be conducting workshops at the town’s Corn Exchange. These will run from 10.30am-4pm and any local piper or drummer under 25 in the area can attend.

So if there are any budding young pipers and drummers, or indeed novice juvenile or juvenile pipe bands who would like the chance to work with the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland please contact the National Piping Centre in Glasgow on 0141 353 0220 to register your interest.

Then in the evening they will take to the stage to bring the National Youth Pipe Band flair to a pipe band concert. With tracks such as “The Annihilator” and “The Dragon’s Lair” this is an exciting twist to the pipe band tradition, whilst maintaining the highest standards of piping and drumming.

Alisdair McLaren, director of the NYPBoS told us: “The aim for The National Youth Pipe Band is always to produce events and performances that represents the highest quality of pipe band music while providing a “wow” factor for its audience.

“We are really looking forward to working with the young players in the area and hope to put on a great concert for the people of the Borders.

“We hope that the workshops during the day will inspire the young pipers and drummers of the area and that the show will encourage them to keep working hard so one day they might join our ranks.”