The bagpipes and drums

Nelson Mandela Artillery

About the band

 Nelson Mandela Artillery Pipes & Drums, formerly known as Cape Field Artillery Pipes & Drums. Based in the vibrant city of Cape Town, our band finds its home in one of the oldest military regiments in the country. Steeped in history and tradition, we proudly carry forward the legacy of our predecessors.

The soul-stirring sound of the bagpipes, complemented by the rhythmic accompaniment of the drums, creates an experience that transcends borders and resonates with people worldwide. The sight of our band, adorned in kilts, marching in unison, adds to the captivating allure of our performances.

At Nelson Mandela Artillery Pipes & Drums, we cherish the universal appeal of our music. We believe that the beauty and impact of bagpipe melodies transcend cultural boundaries, resonating with people from all walks of life. Our performances are a testament to the rich musical heritage we proudly represent, embracing diversity and fostering a shared appreciation for the magic of our music.

Bagpipes and drums in Cape Town

Book us

The resounding echoes of our melodies and the pulsating rhythms of our beats will elevate your functions, weddings, and corporate events to unparalleled heights. The renowned ensemble, known as the Dazzling Harmonics, is here to transform your special occasions into unforgettable, enchanting experiences.


Join the band

We are always on the lookout for new members who share our passion for music and want to be part of an exciting and dynamic group.Whether you’re a complete beginner or have some experience, we welcome individuals of all skill levels to embark on this thrilling musical journey. Our band is composed of members from diverse backgrounds.


Learn to play

No matter your age or skill level, our tuition program caters to individuals seeking to learn the art of playing the bagpipes or drums. Through structured lessons and personalized guidance, we provide a nurturing environment where learners can develop their talents and master the intricacies of these magnificent instruments.

Find Nelson Mandela Artillery at Mitchell's Scottish ale house On Saturday's

Nestled in the heart of the vibrant V&A Waterfront, Mitchell’s Scottish Ale Brewery has become more than just a popular spot for ale enthusiasts. It has transformed into a hub of Scottish culture every Saturday, thanks to the performances of the  Nelson Mandela Artillery Pipes & Drums with their resounding melodies and captivating rhythms, this musical ensemble has woven a tapestry of unity and joy, enriching the waterfront experience for locals and tourists alike.

Almost every Saturday,  the Nelson Mandela Artillery takes its place outside Mitchell’s Scottish Ale Brewery. The hauntingly beautiful tunes of bagpipes blend seamlessly with the powerful beats of drums, echoing through the air and drawing in passersby. 

Expect Scottish classics, including “Scotland the Brave,” “Highland Cathedral,” “Flower of Scotland,” “La Baum,” “Amazing Grace,” “Auld Lang Syne,” “Jimmy Findlater,” and “Jig a Hoy.”

Book a table or pop in to Micthell’s to see us perform


Get ready to be swept away by the mesmerizing sights and sounds of pipe and drum band events! These captivating gatherings bring together passionate musicians, enthusiastic spectators, and the rich heritage of traditional music to create unforgettable experiences.

From bustling city streets to grand outdoor arenas, pipe and drum band events can be found in a variety of settings. Whether it’s a lively parade, a spirited competition, or a soul-stirring concert, these events offer a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of Scottish and Celtic music.

Contact the band

Make your special occasion an extraordinary one with the captivating melodies of Nelson Mandela Artillery Pipes & Drums. Whether you’re hosting a grand event or an intimate gathering, our band is here to elevate the atmosphere with our mesmerizing performances.

Joining our band is an opportunity to become part of a passionate and dedicated musical family. We welcome individuals who have a interest in learning to play the bagpipes or drums and who are eager to be part of an exciting and dynamic group.

Scroll to Top