We are are very pleased to announced that Vienna Pipes and Drums are back in action! We stayed busy during the lockdown(s) with weekly Zoom practises, and were very happy to resume regular band practices at the end of May.
Practices are run according to the 3-G–Regel (“geimpft, getestet, genesen”) and we are unfortunately not yet able to allow any visitors at our practices – we hope this can change soon.
The band has also resumed performances and we have played several private gigs in the last months. If you would like to hire the band for an event, you can find more information here.
Learn the Bagpipes or Scottish Drums!
Interested in learning to play the Great Highland Bagpipe or Scottish drumming? We have also resumed our free teaching programme. Our learner group meets on Wednesdays from 17:00-18:00 at the Pfarrsaal der Pfarre St. Florian, Wiedner Hauptstraße 97, 1050, Vienna. You don’t need to buy or bring anything at the start. We will provide practice chanters, drums sticks, drum pads, and learning materials. You also don’t need bagpipes or a drum — that comes later, after you have learned some tunes.
Teaching is free for young learners! If you decide you like it, you pay a yearly fee of €80 for membership of the band. Adult beginners are also welcome, though depending on your musical experience and progress you may also need to take private lessons. Several band members are experienced tutors and can offer paid tuition on the bagpipes and Scottish drumming.
More experienced pipers and drummers are always very welcome to join the band. The band is preparing for a return to competitions, with a return trip to the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow planned in August 2022. Join now to be a part of it!