(Wha Saw) the 42nd

We love playing this tune, it makes up a set with The High Road to Gairloch. There is a trap early on as the start matches Scotland The Brave, so those pipers not paying attention can slip into a different tune altogether! The first two verses of this song are about soldiers of the 42nd Highland Regiment, the Black Watch,… Read more →

V.I.P Launch – D.M. Keith York

D.M. Keith York spared no expense with the £2.5 million redevelopment of their flagship ŠKODA & SEAT showrooms in York. To celebrate the launch Dougal Keith Managing Director invited members of the public to join him and senior management from ŠKODA & SEAT UK, for a spectacular evening of entertainment, food, prizes, a special unveiling and a fireworks finale. City of Leeds Pipe Band… Read more →

Fireworks of a different kind!

The dawn of 6th November 1605 saw stability restored following the exposure of those who plotted to assassinate King James I of England (King James VI of Scotland) and leading members of the Privy Council at the State Opening of Parliament the day before. Yet the evening of 6th November 2015 witnessed a far happier occasion on which Sassenachs and… Read more →

English pipe band provides the inspiration as Rugby World Cup bagpipe ban is partially lifted

We made the news in Scotland following our support of the national rugby team at the first group game against Japan in Gloucester. The piece written by Martin Williams in the Herald. This was published online in 23rd September.   AN English pipe band helped inspire Scotland to a rampant victory over Japan in the wake of a partial lifting… Read more →

City of Leeds at Rugby World Cup

LEEDS PIPE BAND OFFICIAL BAGPIPE SUPPORTERS OF SCOTLAND RUGBY TEAMTHE City of Leeds Pipe Band are the official pipe band supporting Scotland’s Rugby team through the group stages of the Rugby World Cup 2015. Today spectators at the SCOTLAND v USA match will see the Yorkshire band play on their home turf at Elland Road Stadium, Leeds. View image |… Read more →

Kilt Terminology

Wikipedia will tell you that a kilt is: a knee-length non-bifurcated skirt-type garment with pleats at the rear, originating in the traditional dress of men and boys in the Scottish Highlands of the 16th century. Since the 19th century it has become associated with the wider culture of Scotland in general, or with Celtic (and more specifically Gaelic) heritage even… Read more →