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Shotts & Dykehead Caledonia Pipe Band

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Premier has a long history in the pipe band world and corps using their drums have won many prizes at the highest level. The drums have a big sound while keeping everything clear and defined. It was an easy choice to play Premier and we thank them for their support.

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Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia Pipe Band is one of the most sucessful and celebrated pipe bands in history. 16-time winners of the RSPBA World Pipe Band Championships, Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia has been an institution in the pipe band world for over a century. In its 106 year history the band has won 100 RSPBA Major championships, 17 Champion of Champions, 103 RSPBA Major Drum Corps prizes and 19 RSPBA Best Drum Corps Champion of Champions awards. The band is based in the town of Shotts in the central belt of Scotland, and draws its membership from around the world.

Shotts and Dykhead Caledonia was founded in 910 under very humble circumstances and initially practised in the kitchen of founding Pipe Major Dougald McFarlane's home. Within 4 years they had purchased their first uniform and diligently competed in every available competition.

The band is currently led by Pipe Major Ryan Canning and Leading Drummer Andrew Lawson who, in early 2016, took over the position of Leading Drummer. Andrew served in the corps for many years and is working closely with Ryan to move the band forward.

Today, Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia is in as strong a position as it has been for a decade, and together Pipe Major Ryan Canning and Leading Drummer Andrew Lawson have embarked on the next exciting chapter of the band's history.

Equipment

Sides:

  • 0800SXBB (x12)
    14" x 12" HTS 800

Tenor and Bass:

  • 396512SPC (x2)
    15" x 12" Professional Series Tenor Drum
  • 396412SPC
    16" x 12" Professional Series Tenor Drum
  • 396612SPC
    16" x 12" Professional Series Tenor Drum
  • 396614SPC
    16" x 14" Professional Series Tenor Drum
  • 396814SPC
    18" x 14" Professional Series Tenor Drum
  • 397014SPC
    20" x 14" Professional Series Tenor Drum
  • 398816SPC
    28" x 16" Professional Series Bass Drum

Finish:

  • Sapphire Black Fade Sparkle (SXBB) 

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