For over 80 years, the oldest pipe band in Canberra has been enchanting audiences with their rich heritage and vibrant Scottish tradition. Dating back to 1937, this iconic ensemble is synonymous with Canberra’s cultural legacy, making it an indispensable part of the city’s folklore. From pulsating tunes to mesmerizing performances, this band never fails to enthral its listeners with the soulful sound of authentic Scottish music.

The band performs at local events and competitions, as well as international events such as the World Pipe Band Championships. With members ranging from young beginners to seasoned performers, the band has a thriving and inclusive culture that celebrates Scottish traditions and music.
The band is competitive fielding both a grade 4 and a grade 3 band at competition across Australia, the Asia Pacific and Scotland.

Joining Us

Join the vibrant and talented bagpipe community in Canberra! Our social and highly skilled band is looking for passionate musicians who are keen to hone their skills, make new friends, and perform at events across the city. Whether you’re a seasoned piper or a beginner, we welcome all levels of experience and offer expert guidance from our experienced players. Join us for regular rehearsals, exciting performances, and unforgettable memories with a supportive and dynamic group of bagpipers. Take your passion for music to the next level by joining our band today!

We’re always looking for new members. The band practises weekly, and you are welcome to come along and meet the band. If you would like more information please feel free to contact us.
If you are looking to learn the bagpipes or the drums we would recommend the Canberra College of Piping and Drumming

    Where to find us

    The band’s practice venue is Taylor Primary School on Marconi Crescent in Kambah.

    The band practices on Thursday nights. The practice time depends on the time of year with practices starting between 7 and 7:30pm. For more information please contact the band.

    The Canberra Highland Society & Burns Club Pipe Band is an integral part of the Canberra Highland Society & Burns Club.

    The Club is located at Kett Street, Kambah ACT 2902.

    Hiring a player

    As Canberra’s oldest and most active competition band our player are highly skilled and experienced in performing under a range of conditions. From events at the Australian War Memorial, Parliament House, concerts, festivals, sports matches and at personal occasions such as weddings and funerals, we have a wealth of experience and expertise to bring to any performance. Our band is comprised of talented and dedicated musicians who are passionate about producing exceptional music and entertaining audiences. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, reliability and commitment to delivering outstanding performances every time. Whether you require a full band or solo player, we can tailor our services to meet your specific needs. Contact us today to book a player for your next event.

    If you would like to hire one or more of our players please contact us and we’ll be delighted to organise and schedule one of our players for your event