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  1. #1

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    Bagpipes

    Is there anyone here who owns/ plays bagpipes or knows someone who does?

    Asking for a bar owner in TST !


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    You could try dropping this chap a line... https://twitter.com/OldChinaBland


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    Thanks !


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    The Police still have a Pipe Band. They may have a retired officer willing to

    https://www.police.gov.hk/ppp_en/07_...ge/ftc_pb.html

    Police Band, you may contact us on 3660-5434 or by E-mail to [email protected]

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    Hong Kong Pipers...

    https://www.facebook.com/hkpipeband/

    Not sure if their members do the various Burns nights and Scottish events around town.

    Also worth contacting any Gurkha or Nepalese associations you can think of. When a security contract was changed at our estate they had did a rather impressive march out of the building led by pipers.

    Finally ... St Andrews Society has some suggestions - look at the music related FAQ. Might be worth contacting them.

    https://standrewshk.org/faqs/


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    Bagpipes

    Thanks Shri,

    As an ex Gurkha Officer myself, I should have thought about it, but 25 years after Handover there won't be many pipers still here !

    This was our Pipes and Drums, in '72 !

    I will follow up, thanks again!

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    Spotted here ...


    "Rfn Nimeshkumar Gurung, a piper with the 1RGR Trailwalker team preparing to run in the Hong Kong Trailwalker on 20 November, played before and after the meal."
    https://www.gurkhabde.com/hong-kong-...r%20the%20meal.

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    You could contact Anthony Brewer, excellent piper.
    His number is +852 6408 2282


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    One of my fond memories of Hong Kong was a Sunday afternoon trip across to Aberdeen and coming across a random piper playing at the side of the road. Not busking, not even in a busy bit of town, just playing for his own pleasure.

    Sorry, didn't get his name or contact details.