Band History

Wearing the Fraser tartan, the Cabar Feidh Pipe Band is led by Pipe Major Alan Weidlich and Drum Sergeant John Davis. Cabar Feidh, which was formed in 1976, has been an award winning band at highland games throughout its history and was the Western United States Pipe Band Association Grade III champion in 2001 and 2002.

The Cabar Feidh Pipe Band offers instruction in piping and drumming and competes at the California highland games held in Monterey, Pleasanton, Pomona, Ventura, and Vista. The band has also traveled to Reno, Nevada for the W.U.S.P.B.A. Championships, to Vancouver, British Columbia for the B.C. Pipers' Annual Gathering, to Seattle, Washington for the Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games, and to Glasgow, Scotland for the World Pipe Band Championships.

In addition to competing at highland games, the Cabar Feidh Pipe Band is also active in producing concerts to further promote public knowledge and awareness of Celtic music. The band has featured and performed with Eric Rigler and Bad Haggis in An Evening in the Highlands and Bagpipes at the Beach. The Road to the Isles concert, a musical drama written by P/M Weidlich and D/S Davis, showcased the talents of the Browne Sisters, Golden Bough, and Silent Planet.

Finally, the Cabar Feidh Pipe Band is a professional music organization with vast experience in the music industry. Band members have appeared in such feature films as the Onion Field and have performed for the soundtracks of L. A. Story and the Fugitive. The band has made recordings with Joan Baez, Kansas and the Bay City Rollers and has performed in concert with the Glendale Symphony, the Garden Grove Symphony Orchestra and Rod Stewart. Members of Cabar Feidh have also appeared at private engagements for the Duke of Edinburgh and President Ronald Reagan.

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