• Kernow Pipes & Drums, Premier Pipe & Drum marching band in Cornwall
  • Kernow Pipes & Drums, Premier Pipe & Drum marching band in Cornwall
  • Kernow Pipes & Drums, Premier Pipe & Drum marching band in Cornwall
  • Kernow Pipes & Drums, Premier Pipe & Drum marching band in Cornwall
  • Kernow Pipes & Drums, Premier Pipe & Drum marching band in Cornwall
  • Kernow Pipes & Drums, Premier Pipe & Drum marching band in Cornwall

James Maher

James Maher, lead drummer with Kernow Pipes & DrumsI am something of a 'drummer-holic', having taken up the drumsticks at the age of ten with the Coventry School of Music, Junior Corps of Drums, and progressing at age fourteen into the Senior band.  I played with this band at Villa Park, Cardiff Arms Park and Twickenham.  My first encounter with pipe bands was when I joined the Royal British Legion - Standard Motors Pipe Band.  We played many engagements in various locations. Later I became a member of the Corps of Drums attached to the 5th battalion Royal Regiment of Fusiliers (formerly the Royal Warwickshire Regiment) and played amongst others at the Royal Tournament, Earl's Court and the Glasgow Military Tattoo, Milngavie.

We are an easy-going group of people with the Kernow Pipes and Drums.  There are no ranks, we're all on a level playing field and progressing all the time, thanks to excellent tuition.  We welcome all who are interested and I personally wish to increase membership of the drum corps.