playing the pipes

Discussion in 'The Training Wing' started by Bob-Palmer, Feb 10, 2011.

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  1. Good Morning,

    I have a question regarding learning to play the Pipes (bag pipes...) as a Sapper. First of all do the Engineers actually have pipers and finally could anyone tell me what where and how long the training is to play the Pipes in the Army?
  2. Not sure if the RE have pipes and drums but the course takes place at Inchdrewer house at the Army School of Piping. The Class 3 course is around 5 months long.
  3. Why not buy some and teach yourself? My old boss in Germany played the pipes, ******* annoying they were too!

    Ther actual "playing" isn't the hard if you've played the recorder at all, but getting the circular breathing technique is something I couldn't master.
  4. The RE band can be contacted on 01634 822911.