Lewis

The Oban Times - - News -

A LEWIS pipe band is to ben­e­fit from a £10,000 grant from the Na­tional Lottery that will help to en­list the sup­port of two world cham­pion drum­mers.

The money was granted to the Ni­col­son In­sti­tute Mu­sic Trust, based in Stornoway, and will fi­nance a new pro­gramme, the Big Noise Pro­ject.

The trust has de­vel­oped a part­ner­ship with Lewis Pipe Band and the two groups share tu­ition and equip­ment.

The money means the trust can buy equip­ment and pay for tu­ition from D2 Per­cus­sio and Red Hot Chilli Pipers’ drum­mers David Ross and David Hen­der­son.

The pair, who re­cently won the world pipe band cham­pion ships with Shotts and Dyke­head band, are al­ready in­spir­ing school pupils to take up snare drum­ming.

David Ross and David Hen­der­son will pro­vide coach­ing work­shops with the groups.

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