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The Pipes and Drums

From the time of its formation in 1906, the Pipes and Drums formed an integral part of The London Irish Rifles, before coming under the umbrella of the Regimental Association in 1969.

The Pipes and Drums perform annually at the parades to commemorate St Patrick , the Combined Irish Regiments’, Loos Sunday and Remembrance Sunday.

You can contact the Band President, Major (retd.) Lance Cheese by eMail:


The London Irish Rifles Association Pipes and Drums are currently seeking more pipers and drummers.  We practise weekly on Friday nights from approximately seven until ten.

You can also find a Facebook page for the LIR Pipes and Drums by following this link.

We welcome new members to carry on the proud tradition of the Regimental Pipes and Drums: remembering when they marched in the Allied victory parade in Tunis in May 1943, and at the Vatican during both June and July 1944. Evocative events, among so many, at which our Pipes and Drums have performed so memorably over the year…

You can read about the Band’s history in “The Pipes and Drums of the London Irish Rifles, 1906 – 2006”, written by George Willis and George P. Willis, and this is available for purchase from the Museum, now for £10.

A listing of current and former Band Members can be found here.