Home Interest Pipe Band Pipe Band Drone Tuning - Part 1

Pipe Band Drone Tuning - Part 1


Getting a band's drones in tune is no small task. Quite literally, a pipe corps of 10 people need to perfectly "lock in" 30 instruments perfectly together! Today, we'll start the process of learning to tune pipe-band drones!


Carl Donley Carl Donley is professional piper who hails originally from Chicago. He has been playing for over 20 years and has taken numerous prizes in solos throughout his rise to the professional grade. Carl got his pipe band start with the Ft. Lauderdale Highlanders in south Florida, and also played in the Grade 2 Chicago Midlothian Scottish Pipe Band during high school, before joining The Oran Mor Pipe Band in 2008. In addition to playing in Oran Mor, Carl was the Pipe Major of The Iona College Pipe Band during his four years at Iona College. He is now the Chief Operating Officer at the Piper's Dojo.