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2013 Calendar of Events

30 March – Western Cape Highland Gathering – Cape Town The gathering shall comprise of solo piping, solo drumming, band competitions and Highland dancing.
13 April – Lyttelton Manor Gathering – Pretoria The gathering will take place at Lyttelton Manor High School and shall comprise of band competitions and highland dancing. This is a PBASA Regional gathering and the results count towards the PBASA Regional Champion Award. For further information, please contact Dale Finlay.
27 April – South Coast Highland Gathering –


Glen Allen Pipes & Drums, based in Johannesburg, South Africa, have been piping and drumming since 1968.  Pipe major Jimmy Elston was Pipe Major of the band for almost 30 years and was succeeded by Grant Scheffel in 2004. Mike Clack is the leading tip and has spent many years in pipe bands. Contact us to hire the band or an individual bandsman for your next function. (more…)

The tradition

A pipe band is a musical ensemble consisting of pipers and drummers who follow the direction of the pipe major. Glen Allen is comprised of members from all spheres of life and ages ranges. (more…)