This is both an ancient clan tartan and is also truly a pipe band tartan, used by distinguished Highland regiments in Scotland and in Canada today.
It originates with Ewen Cameron, who became the first Cameron of Erracht in the early 16th century.
More recently, this tartan was seen in combat during WW II, when it was worn by the last of the battalions permitted to wear the kilt in battle. The battalion had received orders to switch to trousers and they chose to purposefully delay those orders -- since none of the soldiers wished to give up the kilt. After successfully repelling a surprise German attack wearing this tartan, they earned the nickname of Die Damen aus der Hölle ... the 'Ladies from Hell'.
This new pipe band organization Tucson Pipers is incorporated, wholly owned and operated by the Tucson Highlanders LLC dba Tucson Pipers or dba Tucson Highlanders. Tucson Highlanders LLC is not connected to nor affiliated with any other organization, anywhere, past or present. We are a unique, completely independent, distinctly new incorporated pipe band organization founded in Feb. 2013 by more than 25 pipers and drummers. We are also a member band of the Western U.S. Pipe Band Association or WUSPBA and as the NEW Tucson Highlanders, established 2013.
Tucson Highlanders Pipes and Drums in Tucson is dedicated to the music of the great Highland bagpipes -- Scottish pipe band performance and instruction. We are a family organization. All ages are welcome. This is a great activity for parents together with their children! We teach piping & drumming. No experience is required. Join us!
If you are a piper or drummer or wish to learn more about joining us, you can typically find us rehearsing weekly:
MONDAYS 6:30 - 8:30 pm
St. Philip's in the Hills Church
NE corner of Campbell & River Road
4440 N Campbell Ave Tucson, AZ 85718
(Park on the north side and enter through the breezeway. We meet in the
choir rehearsal room on the right in the Bloom Music Center.)
TUESDAYS 6:30 - 8:30 pm
SW corner of Tucson Blvd. & Ft. Lowell Road
2450 E Fort Lowell Rd Tucson, AZ 85719
(Park in the NE lot. We typically meet in the fellowship hall that is across the courtyard to the west.)
We are most grateful to both churches for the rehearsal space.
Please call (520) 907-4460 or EMAIL to make sure we will be there on a given week