Public Invited to Albuquerque & Four Corners Pipes and Drums ‘Practice’ Event July 25

Members of the Albuquerque & Four Corners Pipes and Drums perform at Fuller Lodge. Photo by James E. Rickman


The Albuquerque & Four Corners Pipes and Drums will present an outdoor “practice” from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 25 at Urban Park.

The band will play traditional and mystic music of the great Highland bagpipe and drum ensemble. The group first played in 1984 with pipers and drummers from two area bands; today band members are from Los Alamos and Santa Fe. The band is led by piper Anthony Puckett of Los Alamos;

Pipers are Don Machen, Leslie Puckett, Tristan Goodwin, 16 and the youngest member, and Peter Hraber of Santa Fe.

Snare drummers are Caroline Spaeth and Scott Beguin. Margaret Guthrie is the tenor drummer and Christine Rand is the base drummer.

Many people love bagpipes and don’t get a chance to hear them that often, so this was an opportunity to hear the group playing tunes that keep toes tapping.

It is not just the listeners who enjoy the music; the group also has fun and enjoys just playing pipe music.

It seems the music attracts many people’s attention. The mesmerizing music of the clans, which celebrates victory and loss and heroes, seems to hold a special interest around the world.

The group practices weekly at Bethlehem Lutheran Church—New members are welcome.

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