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Band Members

On this page you will find some more about our

 band members.










Pipe Major Willie Nicol

About Willie...

Pipe major Willie Nicol is a native of the village of Comrie in the heart of Strathearn. He began learning the pipes at the age of 9 under the instruction of PM David Donaldson at Comrie Pipe Band and also with the late Arthur Cleghorn.


Further tuition was given by Angus Clarke during his high school years.  He continued to play with Comrie under PM Peter Lowe untill at the age of 16 before he left the band to peruse other interests.  Rejoining some 15 years later and serving under PM Sandy Campbell and PM Rob Bolton who quickly saw the potential in "Wull" and appointed him Pipe Sergeant where he remained until 2014 when he took charge of the band for the 1st time .


Some 8 years later PM Wull is still extremely proud to be at the helm of such a fine band and while Comrie is a non competing band they always endeavour to put on the best display possible. Wull always prides himself in trying to get the best out of the band while ensuring the friendly almost family atmosphere remains throughout.  


About Josh & Angus...

Information to follow shortly...

Drum Sergeants Josh Roger & Angus McMillan

About Jim...

Jim has been playing the bagpipes since the age of 9 and has been in a few bands over the years.

In 2016 Jim came along to Comrie Pipe Band to help out with the tuition of the younger members, but work commitments prevented him joining us full time.

In 2022 however, recently retired he was spotted by eagle eyes Pipe Major Nicol playing for his oldest sons wedding in Portugal (social media eh?). Willie asked if he was back playing and fancied joining the band. A few messages back and forth one Saturday lead to him being kitted out by the Tuesday and out on parade at the famous Comrie Fortnight Float Parade the next Saturday!! In Jim's words "what a whirlwind! Willie doesn't hang about!"

Jim is pictured with his grandkids Rhea & Lewis on that very performance!

During the band's trip to Skye & the Western Isles in 2023 he gladly accepted the role of Pipe Sergeant, which was a very proud moment.

Pipe Sergeant
Jim Smith
Bass Drummer
Louise Fridge

About Louise...

My name is Louise Fridge and I am the Bass Drummer for Comrie Pipe Band. I have always loved listening to and watching pipe bands perform and was therefore delighted when my son ask if he could learn to play the bagpipes.

After several years Harry was eventually skilled enough to parade with the Band. To support his keen interest, I decided to join the Band committee. At only my third meeting the drum sergeant asked if I would be interested in learning how to play the bass drum and then in time join the Band.


Thankfully I agreed and have now thoroughly enjoyed the past 4 years with Comrie Pipe Band. I am very proud to march with the Band and it gives me great pleasure to perform alongside such lovely people and most of all my son.

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