Raising the standard

Bergen Pipes & Drums has been an active part of the Norwegian cultural scene ever since it was first formed in 2005 as Bergen Pipeband. Based in Bergen on the west coast of Norway, the band is a traditional pipe band mainly focused on Scottish and Celtic music and works closely together with the Bergen Scottish Society to promote Scottish culture.

Since 2009 the band has been focused on raising the musical standard through tuition, workshops and introducing a more challenging repertoire. Bergen Pipes & Drums became the first Norwegian pipe band to compete musically when it took part in the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow, Scotland in 2013.

Performances for all seasons Photo: Tor Reidar Austrud

Performances for all seasons

Bergen Pipes & Drums perform at all sorts of events, large and small, public and private across Norway. Regular annual highlights include the Bergen Scottish Society Burns Supper, the 17th of May parade and Kulturnatten.

The band's advanced players have many years of experience from several European pipe bands and have taken part in both solo and mini/full band competitions.

Learn to play the Scottish way!
Learn to play the Scottish way! Photo: James Hosea
We provide tuition for both bagpipes and Scottish pipe band drumming. Come along to a practice to find out more. More...
Hire a piper or pipe band
Hire a piper or pipe band Photo: Bjarne Sutherland
Individual pipers, mini bands and the full band can be hired for private and public events. More...
See where we've played
See where we've played Photo: James Hosea
Photo highlights from more recent performances and other events. More...