The British Columbia Regiment Irish Pipes and Drums are one of serving Irish regimental pipe bands in the world and appear under the direction of Pipe Major, Alistair Pattison, and by the kind permission of LCol H.S. Sajjan, CD, AdeC.
Who We Are
The band, which is an all-volunteer band made up of civilian women, men and youth of diverse ethnic origins is based out of the Beatty Street Drill Hall in Vancouver. The 28-member band practices at Templeton High School in East Vancouver and at Legion #179 Commercial Drive Leigon.
The members of the band finance operation through many fundraising events and the kind donations of supporters. The band plays at various civic functions, charitable events, parades, and military functions, primarily in the Metro Vancouver Area.
In June 2002, the Irish Fusiliers of Canada and the British Columbia Regiment were formally merged to preserve the Battle Honours and name of the Irish Fusiliers. With the merger, the BCR Irish Pipes and Drums have become a visible symbol of the Irish heritage of these two outstanding regiments.
The band is available for hire for functions and special events. A number of our pipers and drummers are available also to perform solo or duets or whatever you may require for wedding, funerals, Irish & other wakes, birthdays, anniversaries, corporate functions and special occasions.