• 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

Keith Nicholls

Keith Nicholls, piper with Kernow Pipes & Drums, Cornwall

Keith was educated at Gordon's School (National Memorial to Gordon of Khartoum) and Exeter University, gaining an honours degree prior to beginning a teaching career in the Channel Islands and in Cornwall. This was followed by running a small business in the West Country, and finally pursuing music as a full time profession.

He is married and a member of the Musicians Union and Piobairechd Society.

Keith's first introduction to Scottish pipe music was as a boy drummer aged 13, in a military cadet pipe band, receiving musical and drill instruction from an inspirational and kindly Pipe Major from the Highland Division along with the more formidable Brigade of Guards from the nearby Pirbright Depot!

Today, as well as playing and teaching guitar, Keith's principal instruments are the Great Highland Bagpipe and Scottish Smallpipe, both of which he unreservedly regards as surpassing all other instruments! 

Since leaving Cornwall Keith is now a part time member of Kernow Pipes and Drums but remains highly appreciative of the hospitality and encouragement shown by all members of the Band. He strongly recommends those of all ages and experience with an interest in music to become part of this exceptionally friendly and energetic county pipe band.