The Arthur Troop Pipes and Drums
2008 - 2018
SOURCE: Evenementen- en Recreatiekrant Zeewolde

Street musicians festival

In 2017 our very valued member Erwin was on holiday in Zeewolde.

Coincidentally there was a street musicians festival in the center. Anyone who makes music on the street was warmly invited to make a contribution on a voluntary basis.

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Street musicians festival

Street musicians festival in Zeewolde

Street musicians festival "Playing for Change" with our Erwin

SOURCE: Alkmaar op Zondag

Celtic Afternoon

ALKMAAR - The annual Celtic Afternoon in the Alkmaarder Wood takes place on Sunday 9 September. The afternoon opens at 13:00 in a traditional way spectacularly by Arthur Troop Pipes and Drums.

Then the festival breaks loose with Hailander and the audience is taken into the history of Irish dance with CRAIC Irish Dance Company. Daphne, Frans and Louis Kouwets bring traditional sounds including violin and bodhran. The afternoon ended with a performance by the McGonagalls. On the festival site you can enjoy the Celtic marlrt with old crafts, workshop Irish-Dance, children's activities and the food stalls serve traditional food. And of course Guinness and other special beer are not missing.

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Celtic Afternoon

Celtic Afternoon full of traditional music and dance.

Spectacular opening by Arthur Troop Pipes and Drums.

SOURCE: Jaap de Reus on behalf of the board ATPD

Welcome

Dear members and visitors,

"The Arthur Troop Pipes and Drums" (ATPD) is a pipe band from Alkmaar.

The band is named after the founder of the International Police Association (IPA), Arthur Troop. We are the proud bearers of the IPA tartan, which belongs to the IPA section UK, Region nr 1 Scotland.

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Welcome

Welcome

The time has come: the Arthur Troop Pipes and Drums is back online with a complete new website!

Anniversary ATPD

Our band is celebrating the tenth anniversary 23018 on 22 May. A memorable milestone. In honor of this anniversary the band in August of this year to Scotland.

And in Scotland, the band The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. A team of band members is currently busy trying to prepare the program of this wonderful journey

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Anniversary ATPD

ATPD visiting Tattoo in Edinburgh

An "once in a lifetime" experiënce.

SOURCE: Rodi, news from the region (From the newspaper of Friday 26 May 2017)

The ATPD can be heard at many events

While many have ever seen them Dismayed Alkmaar. And, above all, heard. The Arthur Troop Pipes and Drums (ATPD). An enthusiastic Alkmaar music company, that specializes in playing traditional Scottish music. "We do this with pleasure and respect. For the music and each other, "said Patrick Witsen, Member of the band.

Provide the musicians each year various performances both at home and abroad. ' Musicianship by friendship ' is the motto of The ATPD, consisting of bagpipers, tenor, bass and snaredrummers. The ATPD takes its name from the founder of the IPA, the English police officer Arthur Troop. The band celebrates its 10th anniversary next year (2018) with a visit to the country where the roots of the music pieces are: Scotland. To the trip for the 25 members and to pay for pupils, is The Arthur Troop busy on different ways to raise cash.

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The ATPD can be heard at many events

Arthur Troop is stirring!

The band in action during one of the performances.

Patron ATPD "Knighted"

Egmond aan Zee (Bergen)-during the annual "Ribbons Rain" by 2017 is our Patron, Kees Sal, "Knighted in the order of Orange-Nassau."

A very special performance, which we do not have let go unnoticed.

today, 26 april 2017 was the day of the so-called ribbons rain, it was a great day for our friend K Sal because he has for his service and commitment in the IPA a Ribbon. A thick earned appreciation! 3 prominent members of our band and the pride of Kees were here, all playing at present. Thank you Kees and we hope that we are still long of your commitment and enthusiasm may enjoy!

During the reception, of course, we have our "Patron" with flowers surprised.

Patron ATPD "Knighted"

Patron Kees Sal "Knighted"

Knight Kees with a delegation from our band.