Cape Breton University Pipe Band
The Cape Breton University Pipe Band is a competition and performance band that exists under the umbrella of the Island Pipes and Drums Association. The band has grown out of a teaching program initiated in 2014 with sponsorship by the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo, aimed at teaching youth across Nova Scotia for free. Our association now features a performing band of over 20 members, a developmental band, and registration of over 40 youth and adult individuals in our teaching program. We are proud that almost all of our musicians have been taught locally in our Association.
Our mandate is to teach and promote piping and drumming, develop strong connections to highland culture, and foster an enthusiasm for life-long learning in youth in Cape Breton through:
Join us for the first annual Highland Fèis presented by the CBU Pipe Band on May 31 - June 2, 2019. Registration includes entrance into Friday and Saturday night entertainment, access to four workshops of your choosing on Saturday, and the Key Note Speaker presentation Sunday morning.
Registration does not include accommodations and food, however both are available onsite through the Gaelic College. Contact the Gaelic College directly for more details.
For more details about the Highland Fèis visit the page on our website linked at the top or visit @highlandfeis
Hire The Band
The CBU Pipe Band is active in the community and is available for hire. Please contact the band if you are interested in hiring the band or individual musicians. Some of our performance experiences include:
2019 Upcoming Events
April 27 - Dinner in Iona Fundraiser
May 4 - Atlantic Canada Piobaireachd Challenge, Summerside PEI
May 31- June 2 - Highland Fèis
June 22/23 - North Sydney Tattoo
July 1 - Pugwash Highland Games
July 13/14 - Antigonish Highland Games
July 27/28 - New Brunswick Highland Games
August 2/3 - Glengarry Highland Games (Maxville, Ontario)