Nelson Mandela Artillery Pipes & dRUMS has a proud 60-year history

Nelson Mandela Artillery Pipes & Drums (Formerly know as Cape Field Artillery Pipes & Drums) is based in Cape Town, is homed in one of the oldest military regiments in the country. The sound of the bagpipes and rhythmic accompaniment of the drums and the sway of the kilt is sight and sound appreciated by many people worldwide. You don’t have to be Scottish to experience the emotion that can be generated by the moving melody played well on a finely tuned set of bagpipes.

The Pipe Band practices and is based at the Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town. The Bagpipes and Drums can be seen practicing and performing regularly at the Castle.

The pipers and drummers or entire band can be booked for any size function, whether you want a single bagpiper or the full band, feel free to contact us. Based in the Western Cape, Nelson Mandela Artillery Pipes & Drums is proud to play at the prestigious annual opening of parliament in Cape Town and at various functions, weddings, and events.

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We play at all functions, weddings and corporate events and we can tailor the music specifically to suit your function.

Learn to play

Piping and drumming tuition are offered for all ages. Learners are encouraged to perform, then after gaining experience performing with the band.

Band practice times

Tuesday Full Band Practice: 18:30 – 21:30

Saturday Full Band Practice: 9:30 – 12:30

Location: The Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town


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