About the Band

About the Band

The Rose and Thistle Pipes and Drums is a Gosport and Portsmouth based band who have been entertaining the southern counties of England, especially Hampshire, for over 65 years. As the name suggests we play the Great Highland Bagpipes, the Scottish Side Drum, Tenors and Bass.

We are a social band (with a serious side) who believe in playing the instruments for the enjoyment obtained as well as the pleasure we receive in performing for others. Musical content and quality are very important to us, as our competition results reflect.

The current Pipe Major is Alan Foggie.

We are constantly on the lookout for new members, so if you have an interest in the Pipes or Drums, please give us a call as we offer training in all disciplines. We are available to play at a variety of events including Parades, Fairs, Parties, Weddings, Carnivals, Fete’s etc.

We are able to supply any of the following to enhance your event or function:

  • Full Band: 9+ Pipers, 1 Bass Drummer, Tenor and Side Drummers and a Drum Major
  • Mini-Band: 4+ Pipers, 1 Bass Drummer, Tenor Drummer and Side Drummers
  • Pipers: Numbers as requested
  • Drummers: Numbers as requested
  • Solo piper
  • Solo drummer

Please send all correspondence to The Band Secretary.

If you are unsure of anything, or for further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.