The Luxembourg Pipe Band was founded in 2007. The Pipe Band is the first Pipe Band in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
The Band's repertoire includes typical Highland tunes, as well as traditional bagpipe music from every Celtic country.
As a young Pipe Band we are always looking for new players (young and old) to join the ensemble. Advanced and basic instruction is available for both pipers and drummers. If you are interested in joining us, feel free to contact us, if piping or drumming was " the thing you've always wanted to know more about "!
The band not only performs on official occasions, but also provides pipers and drummers for special events. Whether it might be a wedding ceremony, a birthday, or any other special gig, such as a gala concert with your local "Fanfare", parades, Burns supper, St. Andrew's Day, St. Patrick's Day, or anything else, all you have to do is give us a call.
The history of the clans reaches back into the mists of antiquity. The origins of the distinctive cloth patterns collectively known as tartan are, however, shrouded in controversy. Tartans are now inextricably linked with the story of the clans, and are the most evocative symbol of the clan, as well as of Scotland. While kilts have been worn in Ireland as long as they have in Scotland, they were of plain cloth in shades of green, brown or yellow. Tartan was once a uniquely Scottish phenomenon, though it has spread to Ireland as well as other parts of the world relatively recently.
Most of the Scottish tartans as we know them today date back to no further than the 1820s, when King George IV visited Scotland dressed in a kilt, complete with flesh-coloured tights. This sights, while perhaps rather ludicrous, triggered the craze for tartans that endures to this day. Now, the number of tartans runs to many hundreds.
Black mail was originally the crime of cattle rustling in the Highlands and it was in a bid to stamp out this black trade that a body of troops was raised in 1739 as a watch (police), hence the name of the Black Watch, by which the Royal Highlanders are popularly known. The tartan selected for this regiment was of very somber colors: dark green and blue. This tartan may has derived from the Campbell (because many of the regiment's officers belonged to that clan), but it is more probable that the Campbell tartan was derived from the Black Watch. It is regarded as one of the oldest tartans and is also known as the Government tartan