Oldest active piper in a band

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Iain Foxell
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Oldest active piper in a band

Post by Iain Foxell » Thu Nov 11, 2010 6:21 am

We have a guy in his 91st year still playing in the band at practices weekly.The band is the Signals Accociation Pipe band in Auckland NZ.Anyone got someone older?Whos got the oldest piper?

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Post by ladypiper47 » Fri Nov 12, 2010 4:04 am

You win. Our oldest piper is probably 86 or 87.

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Post by Drum Sgt & Piper » Thu Jul 28, 2011 2:36 am

In Luton they had a piper in their grade 4 band he was about 76 may have even been older!
I joined the band as a drummer in the grade 2 band and a piper in the grade 4, only I was told sorry we're trying to keep the grade 4 band as young as possible! I said I’m not using a poxy Zimmer frame!!! And what about those pipers! I pointed out the 76 year old piper and there were also at least 5 other pipers that were older then me!
So this is a bit of a sore point for me.
I left the band after the cherry on the cake was when they told me that I could NOT have a private tutor which to point out he is an RSPBA instructor and they also said I could not go outside the band to get other tuition like the College of piping where I gained 3 piping certificates from!

I think Donald MacPherson is still piping and his in his 90's
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Sadly not able to play any more because of health and not able to walk.

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