Waratah and Thistle

Pipes and Drums (Australia)

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National Servicemens Parade - Gosford

Mini Band Contest - Bankstown

Aberdeen (NSW) Highland Gathering

Wedding at St Mary's Cathedral - Sydney

     New Years Eve at Luna Park - North Sydney



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Waratah and Thistle Pipes and Drums are a combined band made up of individuals from Hornsby RSL Pipe Band a Sydney band, Singleton Pipes and Drums from the NSW Hunter Region, Canobolas Highland Pipe Band from the Orange area in the Central West and Wingham Services Club Pipes ond Drums from the NSW Mid North Coast, and a drummer from Scone RSL Pipes and Drums from the Upper Hunter Region of the state.

The Waratah and Thistle Pipes and Drums members come together for performances at various gatherings and functions around New South Wales.

Bundanoon Highland Gathering

Bonnie Wingham Weekend

Aberdeen (NSW) Highland Gathering

Toukley Gathering of the Clans

Later in 2008 the Waratah and Thistle P & D are off on a trip to Scotland, a trip that will include sightseeing in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Mull where our Hornsby members will visit Lochbuie and Moy Castle (the home of the band tartan). The band will also be doing performances at Stirling Castle, Duart Castle, Frazer Castle and at Abernathy Highland Games and the Tain Highland Gathering.  There may be a visit to a whisky distillery, as well as watching the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow and a performance of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo.  Soon after we return, some of our members will be heading off again this time to Pipefest Japan in October. 


Do you want to learn to play bagpipes or drums (or would you like to get band into a band) e-mail Waratah and Thistle and we can put you in contact with a band in your closest band.


Pipe Bands Australia

New South Wales Pipe Band Association

Hornsby RSL Club

Kirribilli Club

Waratah and Thistle at Abernethy Highland Games

Waratah and Thistle at Nethy Bridge