On this page you will find some more about our leading band members.
Pipe Major Willie Nicol
Drum Sergeant Laura Todd
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.
Laura started playing snare drum with Comrie Pipe Band when she was 8 years old, and has now been playing 13 years. Her love for Pipe Bands started after watching them at Highland Games after participating in the Highland Dancing competitions.
Her love for the drums continued to grow and a few years later learnt the tenor drum. She has been involved in various events including the France trip which is her most memorable moment.
She has been in the role of drum Sargeant this past year and enjoys teaching new drummers, she looks forward to seeing them progress and become part of the band in the near future.
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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.