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Oldest active piper in a band

Posted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 6:21 am
by Iain Foxell
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?

Posted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 4:04 am
by ladypiper47
You win. Our oldest piper is probably 86 or 87.

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