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Greyfriars Pipes and Drums

Barlanark-Greyfriars Parish Church

365 Hallhill Road



G33 4RY.

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Welcome to our website

Greyfriars Pipes and Drums consists of two sections , a Grade 4B Band

and a Youth Section both of which are based within Barlanark Greyfriars

Parish Church, 365 Hallhill Rd,Barlanark, Glasgow.

The Adult Band is a Grade 4B band that is registered with the RSPBA.

The band regularly take part in competitions and community events.   

Practices are normally held on a Tuesday and Thursday at the church. Please

Contact us for details.

Youth Section

Our Youth Section  is open to all young people aged between

11 years and 18 years.  You can join the youth section and learn how to play either the

Drums or the Pipes.


In previous sessions we have taken part in  a number of competitions.

The World Pipe Band Championships

European Pipe Band Championships

British Pipe Band Championships

Scottish Pipe Band Championships at Dumbarton

Renfrew Pipe Band Competition

Bute Highland Games

Perth Highland Games

Bridge of Allan



Gourock Highland Games

We have participated in other community events including

- leading Parades for local Boys’ Brigade Companies

   & community groups

-  Playing at Burns Suppers and St. Andrew’s nights

-  Playing at local Supermarkets on Burns Night , New Year etc

In  2018 , we were honoured to lead the parade at the

dedication of the Dennistoun War Memorial in Alexandra Park.

Session 2021/22 has been our most successful competition season

since the band was formed.

We finished 4th in the European championships

11th in the World Championships.  

There was a 3rd place at Renfrew and a 5th and 6th place at Rothesay.  

We have just returned from having a couple of weeks off

and now are practising for the new season in May 2023.