Kirkwall City Pipe Band (KCPB) is a community pipe band based in Kirkwall in the Orkney Islands, off the North coast of Scotland. We teach bagpipes and drums and play at many local functions throughout the year. We also compete at Grade 4A level. If you want to contact us, click here for contact info.
The band will celebrate its centenary in 2019. It was on November 23, 1919, that a pipe band in civilian clothes led a parade in Kirkwall to commemorate the Armistice of 1918. This was the first public appearance of what was to become the Kirkwall City Pipe Band.
Kirkwall City is now a thriving and sociable band of pipers and drummers, with members in their teenas to their 70s. The band proudly wears the Mackenzie Seaforth modern tartan, with many Orkney men having been members of the former Seaforth Highlanders regiment.
Having been British Champions and third in the World Championships in their grade in 2004, the band has brought home silverware from several competitions since.
Members have also recorded two CDs in recent years. Milestone, released in 2004 for KCPB’s 85th anniversary, followed by Anthems of a Peedie Nation in 2008.
If you'd like to contact any of the band's office bearers, email the webmaster.