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!
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.
The Fairbanks Red Hackle Pipe Band will be hosting a ceilidh on Saturday, February 2nd from 7pm to 10pm (or so). It will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fairbanks, located across from the Princess Hotel at 4448 Pikes Landing Road.
This ceilidh is a fundraiser to help pay for kilts and jackets for the dancers in the band. The full band will of course play and we hope to have some guest musician's join in as well. There will be lots of dancing so come ready to kick up your heels. Basic instruction will be provided so all are encouraged to participate. We will have beer and wine available and a bake sale to help raise some funds. Admission is $6 at the door.
So spread the word to all your friends and acquaintances to come out on February 2nd for an evening of music, dance, and fun.
Our annual dinner and auction fundraising event is scheduled for next September with tickets going on sale in the summer. Start making plans to join us for an enjoyable evening of food, drink, music, and dance. Watch this space!
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. Now at a reduced price!
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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.
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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.
Fairbanks Red Hackle Pipe Band
PO Box 82782
Fairbanks AK 99708-2782
gigchief at fairbanksredhacklepipeband.org
|One piper only||$150.00|
|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|
|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.|
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 practices are now held most Thursday 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.