Celtic Pipes and Drums of Hawaiʻi

Representing The Honolulu Police and Fire Departments

Playing bagpipes in Hawaiʻi for more than 35 years

Founded in 1985, the Celtic Pipes and Drums of Hawaiʻi is the oldest existing bagpipe and drum band in Hawaiʻi. In addition to offering bagpipe and drumming classes, we perform at many civic and military functions, parades, fairs, celebrations, memorials, and other community events

Our band is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all members, the bagpipe players and drummers, come from many backgrounds and ethnicity.

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Celtic Pipes and Drums of Hhawaii Band in 2019, St. Patrick's Day
Celtic Pipes and Drums of Hawaiʻi and the Hawaiʻi Irish Dance at 2019 St. Patrick's Day at Hale Koa.


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Oldest Bagpipe Band in Hawaiʻi

About Celtic Pipes and Drums of Hawaiʻi

Celtic Pipes and Drums of Hawaiʻi began in 1985 as the Shamrock Pipe Band, but the Irish name was too limiting, and it soon came to be known by its present name. The Band's ranks have expanded through a constant training program. 

Read more about band's history.

Meet our band members.

Check some of tunes we play.



Band Celebrates Founders 90th Birthday

September 5, 2020
A 90th birthday virtual celebration.

Band's July the 4th Party

July 4, 2020
Band members and guests celebrated a patriotic 4th of July at the home of our gracious hosts, Kevin and Allison Richards.

HPD Officer Kalama's Final Salute

March 7, 2020
CPDH was honored to play at the memorial service for Police Officer Kalama. The band played at both the funeral service at Kamehameha Schools and during the final pass in review at Police Headquarters

Our Regular Band Practice

March 4, 2020
The band practices every Wednesday evening in downtown Honolulu. Practice normally includes practice chanters, drum pads and time on the pipes and drums as a band.

Pearl Harbor Survivor Honoree Captain Kidd

October 16, 2019
US Navy Captain (Ret) Isaac Kidd III, stands next to a portrait of his grandfather Rear Admiral Isaac Kidd, who was killed while manning the deck of the USS Arizona during the attack on Pearl Harbor.,
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Request a Bagpiper or Bagpipe Band in Hawai'i

The Celtic Pipes and Drums of Hawaiʻi performs for many events.  We are available as a band, a small contingent, or as a solo  performer for weddings, funerals, parties and many other events on Oahu as well as the neighbor islands.  

Find out more about requesting a bagpiper in Hawai'i.

Bagpipes at Ceilidh Hawaii Scottish Games
Celtic Pipes and Drums of Hawaiʻi at the Ceilidh of the 2019 Scottish Games


Bagpipe and Drumming Classes

Did you know that Celtic Pipes and Drums of Hawaiʻi offer bagpipe and drumming classes every Wednesday evening in Downtown Honolulu?

Find out more here.

Bagpipe Band Practice in Honolulu
Typical bagpipe and drum practice night for Celtic Pipes and Drums of Hawaiʻi.
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P.O. Box 30093, Honolulu, HI 96820-0093  •  (808) 537-5400  •  celticpipesanddrums@gmail.com

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