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Published on Jun 4, 2009
Pearl is proud to welcome Jim Kilpatrick, the first class leading drummer of the The House of Edgar Shotts & Dykehead, to the strongest team of Pipe drummers and bands in the world. Pearls roster also includes such talents as Eric Ward (Strathclyde Police), Barry Wilson (Scottish Power), Reid Maxwell (Simon Fraser University) and Drew Duthart (Scottish Lion -78th Fraser Highlanders).
Jim Kilpatrick is a true legend who started his pipe band career at the age of 15 by winning the World Drum Corps and World Pipe Band Championships (the first of his 18 World Drum Corps Championships) with the House of Edgar Shotts & Dykehead. In the Pipe and Marching scene his role is enormous, not only as a player, but also as a Worldwide Educator and as a Clinician. Her Majesty The Queen has recognized this and has rewarded Jim for his services to Music by giving him the title "MBE" (Member of the British Empire).
Pearl is the world leading manufacturer of Drums, and has a large assortment of Marching drums in which the Pipe Band instruments are a core part. The Pipe band instruments are made with passion and attention to detail. Key to the Pipe Band drums is the special shell technology and the use of sophisticated materials in combination with stunning appearance. Equally important is the tonal character, of which Jim says, Being a performer who plays in competitions and on clinics all over the world, it is important for me to know that my equipment is not only going to look great, but sounds the best! I am blown away by the purest sound I have ever experienced as a player with my Pearl pipe band snare drums, and bass and tenor drums. Everything about them just feels right.
To learn more about Pearls Pipe Band instruments, please visit www.pearldrum.com or come and see Pearls stand at the World Pipe Band Championships 15 August 2009 Glasgow.