The Luxembourg Pipe Band was founded in 2007. The Pipe Band is the first Pipe Band in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
The Band's repertoire includes typical Highland tunes, as well as traditional bagpipe music from every Celtic country.
As a young Pipe Band we are always looking for new players (young and old) to join the ensemble. Advanced and basic instruction is available for both pipers and drummers. If you are interested in joining us, feel free to contact us, if piping or drumming was " the thing you've always wanted to know more about "!
The band not only performs on official occasions, but also provides pipers and drummers for special events. Whether it might be a wedding ceremony, a birthday, or any other special gig, such as a gala concert with your local "Fanfare", parades, Burns supper, St. Andrew's Day, St. Patrick's Day, or anything else, all you have to do is give us a call.
The history of the clans reaches back into the mists of antiquity. The origins of the distinctive cloth patterns collectively known as tartan are, however, shrouded in controversy. Tartans are now inextricably linked with the story of the clans, and are the most evocative symbol of the clan, as well as of Scotland. While kilts have been worn in Ireland as long as they have in Scotland, they were of plain cloth in shades of green, brown or yellow. Tartan was once a uniquely Scottish phenomenon, though it has spread to Ireland as well as other parts of the world relatively recently.
Most of the Scottish tartans as we know them today date back to no further than the 1820s, when King George IV visited Scotland dressed in a kilt, complete with flesh-coloured tights. This sights, while perhaps rather ludicrous, triggered the craze for tartans that endures to this day. Now, the number of tartans runs to many thousands.
Since 2020 we are wearing the Grand Duc Jean tartan, linking us even closer to our Homeland, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. This new tartan was created by ourselves and has been named after His Royal Highness Grand Duc Jean of Luxembourg (1921-2019) who served as colonel of the Regiment of the Irish Guards. He was made an Honorary General of the British Army in 1995. The red, white and blue represent the three colours of the Flag of Luxembourg.