Highland Pipes, Drums, and Dance
in Interior Alaska!

Fairbanks, Alaska: home to the farthest north pipe band in the United States. We are the Fairbanks Red Hackle Pipe Band and we welcome you to our website. We perform in a number of events in and around Fairbanks, mostly in the summer, but throughout the rest of the year as well. You can find us at parades, fairs, and other community events, as well as private occasions like weddings, memorials, and celebrations of all kinds. Contact us if you're looking for something special at your next event. We also teach piping, drumming, and dancing so if you're interested, come see us and get started. We'd love to have you join us!

Mission Statement

The purposes of the Fairbanks Red Hackle Pipe band are (1) to foster and promote the traditions of Scottish music, dance and folk culture, and (2) to provide a structure for teaching, learning, and performing Scottish music and dance.

Not Burns Night - September 10, 2016

Please join us for our second annual Not Burns Night Dinner for an evening of music, dining, dancing, and more! The evening will also include a silent auction with items donated to the band. Join us September 10th at Pike's Waterfront Lodge at 5:00pm. Cost is $40 for adults, $25 for children aged 7 through 14, and free for kids 6 and under.

Ticket sales are now closed. Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket and we look forward to seeing you on the 10th for an enjoyable and exciting evening!

Under the Northern Lights

A Collection of Scottish Music

This CD presents traditional and modern bagpipe music including competition medleys, marches, jigs, strathspeys, reels, hornpipes, and slow aires. Featured are a duet with Robert White on pipes and Caitlin Warbelow on fiddle, and sets by guest band Tarwathie, with singer Isla Myers-Smith, performing a selection of Scottish songs.

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$20 plus $5 shipping

4 easy ways you can support us!

1. Alaska PFD Pick.Click.Give.

If you live in Alaska and apply for the Alaska Permanent Fund dividend, you have the opportunity to donate a portion of your dividend to several worthwhile programs, including the Fairbanks Red Hackle Pipe Band. Once you complete the dividend application, enter the Pick.Click.Give. section, select Fairbanks Red Hackle Pipe Band, and select an ammount you wish to donate. You can even go back after you've filed your application and add or change donations. Anything you can give is greatly appreciated. We will receive the donations in the fall and will send an acknowledgement at that time.

Submit PFD Application

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2. Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program

Do you have a rewards card at Fred Meyer? If so, consider linking your card to the Fairbanks Red Hackle Pipe Band through their Community Rewards program. Just go to the Community Rewards website with the link below and search for us by our name or by our non-profit number 91482. Then every time you make a purchase with your rewards card, you help the band earn a donation from Fred Meyer. There is no cost to you and it does not lessen the amount you get back from the rewards program. This is your way of telling Fred Meyer to donate to the Fairbanks Red Hackle Pipe Band. Full details in the flyer linked below.

Community Rewards Program

Program Details (pdf)

3. Amazon Smile Program

When you are ready to shop, access Amazon with the button below or go to this address: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/92-0060650. When the page loads, you may want to create yourself your own bookmark to use in the future. Then, whenever you make a qualifying purchase, the band receives a donation from Amazon. You don't pay any more for your purchases, but the band benefits. Just remember, you have to use this link or select the Red Hackle Pipe Band before you start shopping.

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4. Donate with PayPal

If you are interested in making a direct donation to the band, you can easily do so here via PayPal. Click the Donate button and pay with your PayPal account or the credit card of your choice.

Mailing Address
Fairbanks Red Hackle Pipe Band
PO Box 82782
Fairbanks AK 99708-2782

Primary Contact
Steve Stephens 907-479-0807
gigchief at fairbanksredhacklepipeband.org

Hire the Band

Bagpipe music for all occasions.
IRS ID 92-0060650

Schedule of Performance Rates

One piper only$150.00
Two pipers$175.00
Three pipers$200.00
Four pipers$250.00
One drummer (bass, side, or tenor)$150.00
Two drummers (combo: bass, side, tenor)$175.00
Three or more drummers (combo: bass, side, tenor)$200.00
Drum corps (all bass, side, tenor drummers)$250.00
Two pipers with one drum$200.00
Three pipers with one drum$225.00
Wee band (three pipers with drum corps)$275.00
Full band (four or more pipers with drum corps)$500.00
One dancer and one piper$175.00

Important Notes

1. Transportation costs for non-local performances are negotiable.
2. A rehearsal fee of $25 is added if presence of a band member is required at a rehearsal.
3. Band rates are normally for full sets, consisting of two performances of approximately 20 minutes each, or one performance of approximately 40 minutes.
4. Rates are subject to change, and may depend upon availability of pipers and drummers for a given occasion.
5. Fees can be waived for tax-exempt groups. Please inquire.
  • For bookings or information:
  • Steve Stephens (907) 479-0807
    gigchief at fairbanksredhacklepipeband.org

Join the Band

We are always looking for new members to join the band. Whether you already play or dance or have never picked up an instrument in your life, we are happy to talk with you about your interest in playing pipes or drums or in dancing. We can arrange lessons.

Band Practice

Band practices are held most Monday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 at University Baptist Church on University Avenue next to Sourdough Sam's. If you are interested in joining or hiring the band or just want to listen to some piping, please come to a practice to meet and talk with us.