• 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

Alex McColl

Alex McColl, Chairman and Piper of Kernow Pipes and Drums, CornwallOne of my earliest memories is following behind the Oban Pipe Band during summer holidays. At a young age I was enrolled in a pipe chanter class which lasted for five weeks and which I disliked intensely. Some five decades later I  took it up again and now enjoy the learning  experience, the playing, the camaraderie within the band and attending at all the  events in which the band participates within the county, in the country and overseas.

I have also played with, and  been involved in, the formation of The Merlion Pipe Band, Singapore, which was set up to encourage youth in Piping. Also have been involved with the Gurkha Contingent Pipes and Drums in Singapore for some 25 years, carrying out ceremonials with them. Am still very involved with Gurkhas and privileged to be so.