For centuries, the magic of the pipes has been thought of as
something very special. Interwoven with national folklore, the spiritual
encouragement in battle to the celebrating of an important event, the
skirl of the pipes adds an unique aspect that cannot be equalled.
Piper, Bob Ash, now an experienced musician, was fortunate to have
been taught by the very best of piping tutors and carries on the skills
and traditions handed down to him.
As a teenager, he served as a piper in a Territorial Army unit, was a
founder member of the
Blue Bonnets (City of London) Pipe Band, a piper
with British Caledonian Airways Pipes &
Drums, and is now playing
and instructing with The Surrey Pipe Band, and teaching pipes at the
Gordon's School, near Chobham, Surrey.
Able to turn out in any level of Highland Wear, from day and evening
wear to full highland
dress uniform: tartans include Royal Stewart,
Ancient Caledonian, Red and Hunting Robertson.