Andy Gibbs has over thirty years piping experience and played at hundreds if not thousands of weddings.
Taught by double gold medallist Kenneth MacDonald, Andy was also privileged to learn from some of the greatest pipers of his generation; P/M Angus MacDonald, P/M Roddy MacLeod MBE, Willie Morrison and Tom Johnstone.
He played with the Milngavie Pipe Band and the City of Glasgow Pipes & Drums before joining the Grade 1 ScottishPower Pipe Band in August 1998. He also spent time supporting the Kintyre Schools Pipe Bands and then 4 years as Pipe Major of the Grade 3 Sound of Kintyre Pipe Band before returning to ScottishPower. He was also a tutor at The National Piping Centre in Glasgow while studying optometry at university.
Under the direction of P/M Chris Armstrong at ScottishPower Pipe Band, one of the top six bands in the worlds for over thirty years, Andy has learned some of the most innovative techniques available for maintaining and performing the bagpipes. He has also developed an eye for detail as quartermaster (looking after all the band uniforms) with one of the smartest looking bands in the world.
Pipe band competition has always been important to Andy as he strongly believes that competition pushes you to be the best you can be, but performance has also been a strong feature of his career. He has performed in Colorado & New York (USA), France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland and even an appearance at the 75th Royal Variety Performance alongside Hayley Westenra & Luciano Pavarotti.
Andy is a regular piper for highland dancing competitions in Scotland and is the solo piper at the Festival Interceltique de Lorient in Brittany as well as co-ordinating the massed pipe bands for the main stadium performance.
He is also the piper for The Keltika Highland Dance Team, which means there is always the opportunity to add several more dancers to any event.
Zoe Gibbs started dancing almost as soon as she could walk and worked her way through the highland dancing groups to become one of the youngest open dancers at only eight years old.
She performs with the Keltika Highland Dance Team as their smallest dancer, but never fails to be seen even in large scale choreography dances!
Callum Gibbs is a young snare drummer who has been learning since the age of ten and has shown great promise for the future, winning his first ever solo competition before the Covid pandemic and performing as the solo drummer during the stadium performance at the Festival Interceltique de Lorient in 2019.
He is a member of Camelon and District pipe band and receives tuition from Russell Esler of ScottishPower Pipe Band and Grant Cassidy from the Red hot Chilli Pipers.