Thorn and Thistle Pipes and Drums is a local band dedicated to performing publicly some of the most stirring music in the world. It all began in 2002 when Thomas Campbell began coming to Midland every week to conduct bagpiping lessons. After several years Tom was unable to continue making the trip but some of his students were unwilling to give up the dream of playing the bagpipes, so they continued to meet weekly and hone the skills that they had learned from Tom. It quickly became obvious that drummers were needed and so the drum corps was formed. Over the years several professional pipers and drummers have been enticed to come to Midland and hold weekend seminars on various topics.
Over the past few years we have played for weddings, funerals, the Scottish-Irish Faire (our favorite), 9-11 ceremonies, and several award ceremonies in and around Midland,Tx. If you are looking for a bagpiper or a band for your next function Keep us in mind. Unfortunatly we all have day jobs so the sooner you contact us the better we will be able to accommodate your needs.