Highland Light Scottish Pipe Band

Cape Cod, Massachusetts

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Over 40 years of great music!

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Officially founded in 1978, Highland Light is the oldest pipe band on Cape Cod. The band started to come together a few years before that, and have been delighting audience since. Read more about the history of the band and how you can be a part of it.

The Highland Light welcomes new members, either experienced pipers and drummers or those looking to learn. We offer both bagpipe lessons and drum lessons to people looking to learn the instrument, and a challenge for the experienced players looking to better themselves. If you're interested in joining the band, get in touch with Sheldon Hamblin, the pipe major, for more details.

In Memorium to Lewis Mason

Jan Murray-Daniels 12/5/2020

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a wonderful woman, a band supporter, and great lover of all things Scottish.
Jan Murray-Daniels fought for 10 years against a form of cancer that wouldn’t let go. She epitomized the courage and strength that we all could strive for. Ron Daniels was a bass drummer in HLSPB and Jan became one of our most avid supporters.
She and Ron were always there to fold programs for Celtic Music nights, run the concession stands, provide a home for after parade parties, and even be our transportation from the end of parades to the start (or vice versa) so we would have our vehicles handy. One of the highlights of our Highland Light parades was marching along and looking over to see Jan and Ron’s smiling faces cheering us on as we passed by. So many great memories of our gathering at parades end with Jan & Ron. Tony breaking out the “band cooler” and we would raise up a Guinness and toast to the day. Her love and strength encouraged us.....and she will be sorely missed.
Our love to Ron and Jim, we share in your loss and we will be there for you as you have always been there for us.
So many great memories to keep. Jan you will always be a part of the Highland Light Scottish Pipe Band.
Rest in peace Jan

It's time for the 2024 Saint Patrick’s Day Plymouth Pub Crawl!

We will be holding our Annual Plymouth Pub Crawl with a new addition! Below is the list of fantastic local businesses that hope to see you starting at 6:00pm on March 16th.

  • Martini's Bar & Grill

    50 Court Street
    Plymouth, Ma. 02360
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  • The New World Tavern

    56 Main Street
    Plymouth, Ma. 02360
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  • Proof 22

    22 Main Street
    Plymouth, Ma. 02360

  • Main Street Sports Bar and Grill

    39 Main Street
    Plymouth, Ma. 02360
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  • The British Beer Company

    6 Middle Street
    Plymouth, Ma. 02360
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  • Speedwell Tavern

    47 Main Street
    Plymouth, Ma. 02360
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  • Second Wind Brewing logo

    Second Wind Brewing

    7 Howland Street
    Plymouth, Ma. 02360
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All proceeds collected during the crawl go towards our free teaching program and outfitting the members of the band. If you're interested in learning to play the pipes, or drums, check out the lessons page. Today is the day to start your new hobby!

As always, a big Thank You! to these fine establishments for your continued support of the Highland Light Scottish Pipe Band.

A Big Thank You

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Tiny and Sons Auto Glass has once again sponsored HLSPB in the Plymouth Hometown Thanksgiving Parade. Thank you Peter Brown for your continued and generous support of The Highland Light Scottish Pipe Band!

Performing, for us, is a great way to share the Scottish culture and music with folks who may otherwise never get a chance to hear the pipes and Drums. Unfortunately, it's expensive to outfit everyone, teach new students, and keep the culture alive. Thankfully, we're able to continue with the help of donations from companies like Tiny and Sons. Tiny and Sons has been around as long as we have. Over 40 years of excellent service. They are a great business that invests in the community, so when you are in need of auto glass, windshields, side mirrors or door glass, give the team at Tiny and Sons Auto Glass a call!

575 Washington Street Pembroke, Ma. 02359

“Tiny and Sons provide Auto Glass repair and replacement service. We serve the entire South Shore. Call us today.”




The band performs throughout Cape Cod and South Eastern Massachusetts at various parades and concert venues. If you're interested in coming out to see us, check the calendar of events for the most up to date schedule. The band is always looking for new opportunites to demonstrate the power and beauty of the Great Highland Bagpipe to new audiences. You can hire the full band, or a mini-band, by talking to the band manager, Doug MacLeod. The band also has members that excel with solo performances, including memorial services, weddings, and other special events. If you're looking for a piper to stun an audience for your next special event, or make your next parade or concert a wee bit more Scottish, invite Cape Cod's oldest pipe band.

In Memoriam:

Highland Light Scottish Pipe Band Members
  • Rob Minor

    December 15, 2021

  • Lewis Masson

    September 27, 1928 - October 23, 2021

  • William Hamilton

    - 2012

  • Rev. Dr. William Pierson Barker

    February 14, 1927- July 8, 2012

  • Paul Summer Welsh

    April 19, 1931 – December 8, 2017

  • William Andrew “Bill” Brittain, Co-founder of Highland Light and first Pipe Major:  

    18 Jul 1921 – 5 Jan 2005

  • David Morrison McIntosh Jr:

    8 Dec 1905 – 17 May 1997

  • James E. “Jay” Schofield:

    27 May 1919 – 26 May 1991

  • Marcia K Iddles:

    16 Feb 1921 – 18 Jun 2007

  • Maxwell Stanley Atkins:

    25 Jun 1934 – 21 Feb 1989

  • Stanley F “Stan” Alger, Jr:

    29 Oct 1926 – 20 May 2004

  • Walter (Walt) Douglas McKenna: Highland Lights first Drum Sergeant.

    20 Jul 1930 – 31 Oct 2012   

  • Donald Stuart Campbell, Highland Lights first Drum Major also a Piper

    April 6, 1922 - May 25 1989

  • Carroll E Brown: An original member of the Highland Light Drum Corps.

    22 Jul 1929 to 6 Dec 2018.

  • Gerald H Burke

    Born Glasgow 30 Jan 1932, Died 1 May 2019. Served in the Black Watch in Korean War, original HLSPB member, Bass Drummer.