The Cape Field Artillery Pipes & Drums has a proud 60 year history

The Cape Field Artillery (CFA) Pipes and Drums, based in Cape Town, is homed in one of the oldest military regiments in the country.

We can be booked for any size function, whether you want a single piper or the full band. Based in the Western Cape, CFA Pipes and Drums is proud to play at the prestigious annual opening of parliament in Cape Town and at various functions, weddings and events.

Ancient and mystical, Bagpipes turn any event into a special occasion.


The band is made up of a mixture of members, from youngsters who have just started learning to more mature players who enjoy the magic of the Bagpipes. The band welcomes the introduction of new members. Contact us to add a Scottish Celtic feel and atmosphere to your next event with the magnificent sound of the bagpipes - – be that a corporate event, birthday, social or wedding.

About the band....

Based in Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa, the Cape Field Artillery Pipes and Drums (CFA) historically dates back to 1952 when Corporal Piper Ken Langlands decided to form the Cape Town Stewarts School of Piping. He applied to the Royal Caledonian Schools as an affiliate member and was thereby also granted permission to wear the Royal Stewart tartan.

In 1973 with the band’s practice venue lease in Woodstock due to expire, Ken Langland’s decided to seek an alternate venue for practicing. The Cape Field Artillery Band was approached and the Officer Commanding Lt-Col Lionel Crook who was an ardent admirer of the bagpipe agreed that In exchange for the use of the facilities the band would perform when required as the Cape Field Artillery Pipe Band and after lengthy consultation the band gained official military recognition.

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