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78th Highlanders (Halifax Citadel) Pipe Band

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Established  1983 (1983)
Drum sergeant  Jeremy Keddy
Grade  1
Pipe major  Alex Gandy
Tartan  Mackenzie
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Location  Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Notable honours  1st place, North American Pipe Band Championships: 2003 & 2014 13th place, World Pipe Band Championships: 2005 12th place, World Pipe Band Championships: 2015
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The 78th Highlanders (Halifax Citadel) Pipe Band is a grade one pipe band formed in 1983 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

They work in conjunction with a re-enactor troop for the 78th (Highlanders) Regiment of Foot, the regiment that spent almost three years stationed at Citadel Hill (Fort George) (1869-1871). When the 78th Highlanders were in Halifax they had 21 drummers and 6 pipers. Today there are approximately 60 pipers and drummers.

Pipe Major of the original Regiment Alexander McKellar wrote many compositions named after numerous battles of the 78th Regiment. Some of these including the 78th's Farewell to Belgaum, Burning of the Piper's Hut, Highland Brigade's March to Lucknow and The Barren Rocks of Aden. There was some dispute about the authorship of The Barren Rocks of Aden, to which McKellar responded, "The air is mine. The name is mine. Who has a better right to give a name to a child but the father."

The band played the song "Mull of Kintyre" live with Sir Paul McCartney on July 11, 2009 in Halifax.

The band's Pipe Major is Alex Gandy and the lead drummer is Jeremy Keddy.

References

78th Highlanders (Halifax Citadel) Pipe Band Wikipedia


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