Our Story


RockPipes are a Celtic Rock Band, with a difference! With 2 formidable pipers, drums, fiddle, keys, guitars, whistles and more (we like to swap around!) we have a ton of fun with our audiences as they sing and dance along to a mix of Celtic and Rock classics with us! 

We've a hugely eclectic repertoire mixing poignant Celtic standards like The Gael, Local Hero and Highland Cathedral with ACDC, Rolling Stones, Abba, Coldplay, Pink Floyd and the like!! 

We made our debut at Pilning Festival in 2015 and have since gone on to perform at festivals, parties, clubs, weddings, Burns Nights and tour the Isle of Man annually during TT with a great following! 

Mostly Bristol-based, we're a mix of classically-trained musicians (and teachers!) and pipe band members, together presenting a fantastically frantic fusion of styles! Interesting and great fun to watch as we move around the stage, we simply LOVE to jam!! 

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'Pirate' Andy's love of whisky led him to pipes. A classically trained guitarist originally with a Rock background, Andy loves blending these passions with the rest of the band.

The band's true Scot in every sense of the word! Hailing from Glasgow, Andy has an appetite for stage performance and blowing audiences away with his pipework!

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'Gothic chick' Christine has been waiting many years to be in a rock band. Classically trained and heavily involved in music education; she is now delighted to be on the stage herself. Why should the kids have all the fun!

When she's not playing keyboards, recorder or guitar, ‘Mad Max’ loves banging her tenor drum and wearing Mick Jagger lips! She’s a classically-trained music teacher now seeking attention!

Introducing Grahame: bass player extraordinaire, sound expert and experienced gigger - he keeps us on the straight and narrow! 

Hailing from South Africa, classically trained pianist Charmaine plays keyboard and the occasional tenor drum with RockPipes . Playing with the band has brought out the 'Rock Chick ' in her with a fondness for tartan.

'Jiminy Stixx' started playing drums in his school orchestra. He's played in many Bristol bands as well as a pipe band and drives the whole band with his dynamic style of playing.

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videos & Music

See and hear more on our youtube and soundcloud pages!



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