Murray Mini Pipe Band, known as the Scraich o' Moray play at range of gigs throughout the year, both casual such as church fetes and more formal such as ANZAC Day parade in Medina, a St Andrew's Day concert for St Andrew's Uniting Church, and Burns Night Evensong (held in St Georges Cathedral) and Burns Supper. We march the supper attendees frorm the Cathederal to Wesley Church in the centre of Perth City following the Evensong service.
David commenced his interest in side drumming with Narrogin Pipe Band. He found an interest in learning the pipes and joined and learned from Albany PIpe Band in the 1980's. On moving to Perth, Australia, he initially joined the Air-Corps Pipe Band, and later the Policy and Citizens' Pipe Band briefly. Work committments meant David couldn't attend pipe band gigs as often, and eventually resigned from the band.
Now in retirement, he plays the pipes as often as possible, with a favourite spot being at Point Perron, south of Perth. His favoured get-away spots are also the Stirling Ranges in Western Australia's southern region and Albany on the south coast. David has composed three pipe tunes, two inspired by locations around Albany. Check out the Repertoire recordings to hear them.
Andrew started drumming at age 15. He joined PCYC Pipe Band and learned the instrument from knowledgeable tutors. He competed in various solo drum contents and achieve a 1st place in ELementary and Sub-intermediate grades, and 2nd place later in Intermediate grades. The band competed in various competitions around Perth, Australia and regularly engaged on gigs. The highlight was competing inthe Australia and South Pacific Pipe Band Championships when they were held in Perth.
Later Andrew moved on to joing the WA Irish Pipe Band which subsequently became the Armadale City Pipe Band. The band again competed in band contents and competitions resulting in a trip to Adelaide for the Australian and South Pacific Championships.
Following on from this Andrew felt the band scene was getting to be too much, resigned and 'hung up' the sticks for a year or two but still managed to paly with David on the odd occasion. They joined as a duo in increasing performances, among which the Best of British concerts held over many years was a highlight.