I’m a professional driver, a Dad, and a true Cornishman with roots in Cornwall dating back to the Celtic tribes and a family tree going back to the early 1500’s in the Stithians area of Cornwall.
I was 7 years old when my parents took me on holiday to Scotland where, one day as we drove up through Glen Coe, we heard the bagpipes echoing amazingly around the glen. We came across a lone piper on the roadside in full No 1 Dress. The harmonics & atmosphere were not only breathtaking but also life changing as since that point I’ve always wanted to play the bagpipes!
Unfortunately, it wasn’t until 2016 that I got the determination to follow this dream after yet another Scottish holiday. This time I was with my partner Beth (who also plays in the band) and we saw The Vale of Atholl Pipes Band playing which reignited my childhood dream. Later that year we both joined Kernow Pipes & Drums and have been made to feel like family.
I’d encourage anyone thinking of learning the pipes or the drum to get in touch.