The Black Sheep Pipes & Drums

Willoughby, Ohio. USA

Ceud mìle fàilte dhut! (a hundred thousand welcomes to you).

Pronounced: kee-ud meel-uh faahl-tjuh ghooht!


The Beginning

The Black Sheep Pipes and Drums was founded in 2007 in the historic town of Willoughby, Ohio.  Although we boast a lot of experience, we are a relatively new band to Northeast Ohio.  Along with our polished sound and new logo, no band would be complete without the wearing of a unique kilt plaid so we wear The Black Isle (district)tartan. (swatch below)

Many of our members have played with, or are still playing with other area bands so our experience level goes from 33 years down to just a few months. Even though our primary focus is to play good music while having fun and flock fellowship, we support those members who do choose to achieve grade level through competitions sanctioned by the Midwest Pipe Band Association and The Eastern United States Pipe Band Association.

Many of the tunes that we play are those popular ones that you have probably heard but we're adding new and different tunes to our list throughout the year.

The Black Sheep Pipe and Drums are available for parades, festivals, memorial services, general entertainment, holidays or any other function. Just click the icon below to drop us an email with your request.

If you are interested in learning to play the bagpipes, side, bass or tenor drums, stop down and see us at our practice facility on Tuesday evenings at Willoughby Fire Station #1, located at 37000 Euclid Avenue. Practice begins around 7:30 P.M. and all are welcome!

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Just In case you were wondering.....In the English language the black sheep is an idiom used to describe an odd or disreputable member of a group, especially within a family (or flock). The term typically has had negative implications, most notibly implying waywardness. It is derived from the atypical and unwanted presence of  black colored sheep into the flock composed of white colored sheep. In the 18th and 19th century England, the black color of the sheep was seen as the mark of the devil. Let the daffin begin all ye bampots......