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An NCO commanding regimental pipes and drums:[as title] ‘Pipe Major Hadden’
- ‘The Piping Centre's founding director of piping is also one of the world's most accomplished solo pipers and a pipe major with the acclaimed ScottishPower Pipe Band.’
- ‘Annan also has a renowned brass band, two former world-champion pipe bands and a former world champion pipe major.’
- ‘The band took a huge body blow in 1987 when their pipe major, Tony Burke, upped sticks and moved to Britain.’
- ‘Our pipe major was in the back of one of the command vehicles playing the bagpipes.’
- ‘The main photograph, right, shows the City of York Pipe Band, pictured in the late 1980s, when pipe major Paul Adams had just taken over.’
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