Highland Pipes, Drums, and Dance
in Interior Alaska!

Fairbanks, Alaska: home to the farthest north pipe band in the United States. We are the Fairbanks Red Hackle Pipe Band and we welcome you to our website. We perform in a number of events in and around Fairbanks, mostly in the summer, but throughout the rest of the year as well. You can find us at parades, fairs, and other community events, as well as private occasions like weddings, memorials, and celebrations of all kinds. Contact us if you're looking for something special at your next event. We also teach piping, drumming, and dancing so if you're interested, come see us and get started. We'd love to have you join us!

Mission Statement

The purposes of the Fairbanks Red Hackle Pipe band are (1) to foster and promote the traditions of Scottish music, dance and folk culture, and (2) to provide a structure for teaching, learning, and performing Scottish music and dance.

Not Burns Night - September 11, 2021 @ 5:00pm

On the 25th of January every year, Scots and Scots-at-heart come together to celebrate the life and works of our national poet, Robert Burns. Rather than tend with the inevitable -30°F of January in Fairbanks, a few years ago we switched to September and thus was born our Not Burns Night. Get your tickets now and join us September 11th, 2021 for our sixth annual Not Burns Night Dinner at Pike's Waterfront Lodge for dinner and entertainment for your entire family. This is our primary fundraiser so come have a wonderful evening while supporting the band. Cost is $45 for adults (aged 15 and up), $26 for children aged 4 through 14, and free for kids 3 and under.

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  • Last day to purchase tickets is Wednesday, September 8th. Tickets are NOT sold at the door.
  • Held at Pike's Waterfront Lodge Binkley Room.
  • Doors and a no-host bar will open at 5:00pm.
  • Dinner is served at 5:30pm.
  • Music and highland dance performances by the band and special guests.
  • Silent Auction: Bid on items donated to the band. You'll find something for everyone and great deals to be had!
  • Tartan Walk: Wear your best tartan, proudly show your colors in the Tartan Walk, win prizes! Creativity welcome.
  • Country Dancing: Everyone is encouraged to participate. The dances are easy to learn and are great fun, even with two left feet!
Please note: No ticket is needed for children under 3. However, to help us with an accurate count of how many will be attending, purchase your tickets and then please send us an email (fairbanksredhacklepipeband4@gmail.com) and tell us how many children age 3 and under you will have with you. Thanks.

Our CDs are now on sale!

We've extended the sale! For every CD you purchase, we will send you an additional CD for free! It's Buy One, Get One Free! Click the PayPal Buy Now button below, select the number you want to buy, and we will double it. Once we sell out, there won't be any more, so don't delay.

Under the Northern Lights

A Collection of Scottish Music

This CD presents traditional and modern bagpipe music including competition medleys, marches, jigs, strathspeys, reels, hornpipes, and slow aires. Featured are a duet with Robert White on pipes and Caitlin Warbelow on fiddle, and sets by guest band Tarwathie, with singer Isla Myers-Smith, performing a selection of Scottish songs. Now at a reduced price!

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Now $10 plus $5 shipping
For every CD you purchase, we'll add one for free! While supplies last!

3 easy ways you can support us!

1. Amazon Smile Program

When you are ready to shop, access Amazon with the button below or go to this address: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/92-0060650. When the page loads, you may want to create yourself your own bookmark to use in the future. Then, whenever you make a qualifying purchase, the band receives a donation from Amazon. You don't pay any more for your purchases, but the band benefits. Just remember, you have to use this link or select the Red Hackle Pipe Band before you start shopping.

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2. Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program

Do you have a rewards card at Fred Meyer? If so, consider linking your card to the Fairbanks Red Hackle Pipe Band through their Community Rewards program. Just go to the Community Rewards website with the link below and search for us by our name or by our non-profit number 91482. Then every time you make a purchase with your rewards card, you help the band earn a donation from Fred Meyer. There is no cost to you and it does not lessen the amount you get back from the rewards program. This is your way of telling Fred Meyer to donate to the Fairbanks Red Hackle Pipe Band. Full details in the flyer linked below.

Community Rewards Program

Program Details (pdf)

3. Donate with PayPal

If you are interested in making a direct donation to the band, you can easily do so here via PayPal. Click the Donate button and pay with your PayPal account or the credit card of your choice.



The Fairbanks Red Hackle Pipe Band is supported, in part, by a grant from the Alaska State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Alaska State Council on the Arts
National Endowment for the Arts

Mailing Address
Fairbanks Red Hackle Pipe Band
PO Box 82782
Fairbanks AK 99708-2782

Primary Contact
Call 907-479-0807
gigchief at fairbanksredhacklepipeband.org

Hire the Band

Bagpipe music for all occasions.
IRS ID 92-0060650

Schedule of Performance Rates

One piper only$150.00
Two pipers$175.00
Three pipers$200.00
Four pipers$250.00
One drummer (bass, side, or tenor)$150.00
Two drummers (combo: bass, side, tenor)$175.00
Three or more drummers (combo: bass, side, tenor)$200.00
Drum corps (all bass, side, tenor drummers)$250.00
Two pipers with one drum$200.00
Three pipers with one drum$225.00
Wee band (three pipers with drum corps)$275.00
Full band (four or more pipers with drum corps)$500.00
One dancer and one piper$175.00

Important Notes

1. Transportation costs for non-local performances are negotiable.
2. A rehearsal fee of $25 is added if presence of a band member is required at a rehearsal.
3. Band rates are normally for full sets, consisting of two performances of approximately 20 minutes each, or one performance of approximately 40 minutes.
4. Rates are subject to change, and may depend upon availability of pipers and drummers for a given occasion.
5. Fees can be waived for tax-exempt groups. Please inquire.
  • For bookings or information:
  • Call 907-479-0807 or email
    gigchief at fairbanksredhacklepipeband.org

Join the Band

We are always looking for new members to join the band. Whether you already play or dance or have never picked up an instrument in your life, we are happy to talk with you about your interest in playing pipes or drums or in dancing. We can arrange lessons.

Band Practice

Band practices are now held most Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 at University Community Presbyterian Church, 3510 College Road, next to Beaver Sports. If you are interested in joining or hiring the band or just want to listen to some piping, please come to a practice to meet and talk with us.