• 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 Dryden

alex dryden, piper, kernow pipes & drumsHaving grown up from a young age listening to my uncle and cousin playing the pipes I decided to take them up myself at the age of 14 in 2002 and have never looked back! Up until the age of 18 I had regular tuition and dabbled in playing with a small Pipe Band during my school years. After finishing school I took part in the 2006 Pipefest held in Edinburgh where thousands of massed pipes and drums gathered to raise money for Marie Curie. Sadly over the last 6 years the bagpipes got sidelined while I took a year out to go traveling and undertake a medical degree. I recently moved to Truro for my final year and after seeing the Kernow Pipes and Drums play in the Truro Festival of Lights I decided to join immediately! Having had 6 years of only playing the pipes occasionally I felt a bit rusty but I am now relishing the challenge of playing as part of a band and trying to improve my technique. I have found the weekly tuition excellent and am really enjoying learning new tunes and the friendly atmosphere of the band.