Our Drum Corps now boasts 2 bass drummers, 3 tenor drummers and a fair few snare drummers, not to mention a beautiful set of drums.
We’d like to introduce you to all our drummers – the real people who make up our band.
Our youngest drummer Pixie is just 15 years old and sister to our youngest piper Daniel. Pixie lives way up in Sutherland on the family croft. She started playing the drums in February 2018 taking lessons with The Royal Burgh of Tain Pipeband, earning her place in that band in August. Pixie loves to collect drum sticks and now has them in most colours !
Pixie loves Steven McWhirter and sausage rolls.
She hopes to study Chemical Physics, and is currently working really hard to get the grades in her Highers. Free university tuition and freedom of movement are really important to her for her future plans.
Nick is the only member of the band who lives in England – he’s currently based in deepest Suffolk, so does a huge amount of travelling to join us at practices and marches !
After a military career in both the Royal Navy and Royal Airforce he is now semi- retired working in the NHS. Nick learned to drum in the Army and Sea Cadets as a boy. At home he also plays the Highland and Small pipes.
Nick has played a drum on some of the major battlefields of Europe and America as a Historical Reenactor in Jacobite, Napoleonic and American Civil War groups.
Cheryl lives in Galashiels in the Borders . She’s a retired nurse .She spends her time playing the bass drum ,learning the bodhrun,and looking after horses .
If you pass her stables you might be lucky enough to hear some of the band practising there.The horses love it
He says playing with Saor Alba is a pleasure and privilege and the prize of Independence for Scotland is very exciting.