Our practice days are now held every:
Wednesday evening 7.30pm to 10.00pm.
7.30 - 9.00: The pipers occupy the main room to practice on the pipes. New tunes etc are played on the pipes and this also gives advanced learners a chance to practice there skills.
The drummers are situated next door. New drummers learn the rudiments of the side drums and advanced learners get a chance to practice sets together.
9.00 - 10.00: The whole band gets together in the main room. Here we practice new and old marching routines along with any new tunes. It also gives the advanced learners a chance to march whilst playing.
Sunday Morning 10.00am to 12.00pm.
This is for basic learners to learn how to play the bagpipes on the practice chanter and also for advanced learners and experienced pipers to progress onto new tunes with the full set of pipes.
We are based at the Austin Sports and Social Club in Tessall Lane, Longbridge, Birmingham. We are situated adjacent to the former MG Rover Assembly Plant in Longbridge Lane and access can be gained from Longbridge Lane onto Devon Way or Tessall Lane off the Bristol Road South. Longbridge railway station is a two minute walk away and we have plenty of parking spaces.
Please! If you intend to visit us we will require advance warning so that we can obtain you access to the club premises. Location details can be seen below.
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From Birmingham City Centre: Follow A38 Bristol Road South towards Bromsgrove, follow for approx 7 miles from city, through Northfield centre approx 2 miles Emerald Cantonese (old King George IV public house) on Right hand side, TURN LEFT into Tessall Lane to bottom we are on the right hand side.
From M5 junction 4: Follow A38 North towards Birmingham City Centre, approx 3 miles from motorway through traffic lights at Morrison's to traffic roundabout at Longbridge, TURN LEFT to traffic lights at Bournville College. TURN RIGHT onto Longbridge lane to traffic lights. TURN LEFT Left onto Devon Way then FIRST RIGHT, the carpark entrance is in front of you.
From M42 junction 2: Follow A441 towards Birmingham city centre, after motorway island up to next island at Hopwood, TURN RIGHT and continue A441, to next roundabout. TURN LEFT onto Longbridge lane, travel approx 3 miles over traffic roundabout to train station on right hand side, after the station there is a set of traffic lights. TURN RIGHT onto Devon Way then FIRST RIGHT, the carpark entrance is in front of you.