Shirley Pipe Band - Scottish Pipe Band
They perform at anything from the smallest private events to the largest public functions. From weddings to carnivals. From "surprise" parties to televised international sporting events. They are regularly invited back for repeat bookings, having fulfilled some engagements every year for more than ten years. On many occasions they have undertaken overseas bookings, spending long weekends in Spain, Italy, France, Belgium, and Germany.
Their repertoire includes around 60 tunes, with a wide selection of marches complemented by airs, strathspeys and reels. These are mainly traditional tunes from Scotland and the rest of Great Britain, supplemented by some of their own compositions.
The central part of their uniform is the Hunting Stewart tartan, worn by permission of Her Majesty the Queen. Being of Hunting pattern, the predominant colour is green, with bands of red, yellow, and dark blue.
They have in fact two uniforms, to suit the needs of the occasion and the likely weather / temperature conditions. The Hunting Stewart kilt is worn with both uniforms, with either a scarlet tunic, or a lighter- weight claret Argyll jacket.