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Willie Cochrane

Pipe Major Willie Cochrane

Following a distinguished career as Pipe Major of one of Scotland's most famous Regiments.  The King's Own Scottish Borderers, Willie Cochrane found himself in demand both in the United Kingdom and overseas, as a professional piper, entertainer and ambassador extraordinary.  His international successes encouraged him to form The Balmoral Highlanders to satisfy the enthusiastic demands being placed upon him.


The Balmoral Highlanders

The "lads and lassies" of the Highlanders are professional teams of Scottish entertainers with many years of experience as Pipers, Drummers and Dancers.  Their origins can be traced from both the Highlands and Lowlands of Scotland.  Their national dress and performance reflects the traditions of their homeland.  Recent tours include Japan, Italy, Norway, U.S.A., Germany, Bahamas, France, Canada and Switzerland.

The Balmoral Highlanders played in the film "Amazing Grace" and "Tea with Mussolini" directed by Franco Zeferelli.  Also Willie has toured with Paul McCartney playing Mull of Kyntyre and also guested with Rod Stewart.  The band has also recorded recently with Robin Gibb of The Bee Gees.


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