Thistle and Kudzu

Thistle and Kudzu Pipes and Drums
Pipes & Drums

We are currently providing instruction with the intent to continue developing our Bagpipe and Drum Band in the Athens, Georgia area. In past years our "Thistle and Kudzu" Bagpipers have joined forces with the "North Atlanta Pipes and Drums" Grade 5 band to compete at various Scottish Games in the Southeast.  In 2013 the NAPD band ranked first for the season for the southern branch of the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association in total points as well as finishing first at the Stone Mountain Highland games.

Another "Learn to Play the Bagpipes" class will begin January 2016 and will be held every Monday at the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF) in Watkinsville.  The cost will be $40 for the first 10 week class.  Please call OCAF at (706) 769-4565 to register and make arrangements for your payment.  This class will continue beyond 10 weeks.

Bring a Dunbar regular size practice chanter with a Walsh reed and the "Green" bagpipe tutor book from the College of Piping.  These supplies can be obtained from EBAY or various bagpipe supply shops.

For more information, please e-mail

 We look forward to seeing you in class.

Article from Lake Living about Piping Class

Article from the Oconee Enterprise on the Piping Class