Welcome to Scraich o' Moray

We are a piper and drummer duo specialising in traditional scottish and irish bagpipe music.

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Scraich o' MorayMurray Mini Pipe Band

David and Andrew are a piper and drummer duo known as Scraich o' Moray Pipe Band. We're available for a variety of events from weddings and funerals to fetes, concerts and street marches.

 

About Us

[row][column one-half][h3 dotted]David Murray[/h3]Piper

John DoeDavid commenced his interest in side drumming with Narrogin Pipe Band.  He later learned to play the bagpipes, joining Albany Pipe Band in the 1970's.  On moving to Perth in the 1980's, Australia, David initially joined the Air-Corps Pipe Band, and later the Policy and Citizens' Pipe Band.   While David was not actively involved in the pipe band for a long duration he supported Andrew in his endeavours as a side drummer.

Now in retirement, David maintains his interest in the pipes, often can be heard at Point Perron and other favourite spots including the Stirling Ranges in WA's Great Southern, and in Albany on Western Australia's south coast.[/column]

[column one-half][h3 dotted]Andrew Murray[/h3]Drummer

John DoeAndrew started drumming at age 15 joining the Police & Citizen's Youth Club Pipe Band in the mid 1980's.  He competed in various solo drum contests and achieved first-places in Elementary and Sub-intermediate grades, and 2nd place later in Intermediate grade.   Other highlights included competing in the Australian and South Pacific Pipe Band Championships when they were hosted in Perth.

Later Andrew moved to the WA Irish Pipe Band, subsequently becoming Armadale City Pipe Band due to sponsorship by the council in return for one or two performances a year.  The band actively competed in competitions, and the hightlight was a trip to Adelaide for the Australian and South Pacific Championships in 2000.  Andrew eventually left the band and now plays recreationally with David on occasion at Pt Perron, and also in several gigs a year including a street march for ANZAC Day and a church fete or two in the Rockingham/Kwinana area.[/column][/row]

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