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Old 10-24-2006, 01:34 PM   #1
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Default Drummers Sporran

In our band patterned after a military pipe band, we drummers wear our horsehair style sporrans off to the right side over our hip.

In looking at a recent Edinburgh tattoo, I noticed regimental drummers wearing their sporrans behind them over their right (rear) cheek.

It looked good and seemed to add a certain swagger to their appearance and marching.

Does anyone of any regs or customs for the wearing of drummers sporrans?

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Old 10-24-2006, 01:36 PM   #2
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Default Re: Drummers Sporran

Sorry,
I meant to ask if anyone knew of any regs or customs for the wearing of drummers sporrans.

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Old 10-24-2006, 07:27 PM   #3
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Salty....

Not aware of any "Regulations" or of any mention in "Dress Reg's" or "Drill and Ceremonial" manuals of the Cdn Armed Forces but in my Regiment (The Argyll's) a drummer's sporan...while carrying a drum...was and still is worn on the right "cheek"....just about at 4 o'clock....and to the best of my recollection so are all other Cdn Highland Regiments. It's something that is taught....not notated. There is never any fear of not getting it right....there's enough Sgt Majors in the Regiments who would sort it out real quick ;-)
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Old 02-12-2020, 04:16 AM   #4
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Salty....

Not aware of any "Regulations" or of any mention in "Dress Reg's" or "Drill and Ceremonial" manuals of the Cdn Armed Forces but in my Regiment (The Argyll's) a drummer's sporan...while carrying a drum...was and still is worn on the right "cheek"....just about at 4 o'clock....and to the best of my recollection so are all other Cdn Highland Regiments. It's something that is taught....not notated. There is never any fear of not getting it right....there's enough Sgt Majors in the Regiments who would sort it out real quick ;-)
Do all regiments have their drummers wear hoesehair sporrans when drumming in full dress? I have just seen a video of the Canadian Argylls with the sporran on the buttock, but they don't seem to be wearing sporrans in some videos I found of the Argylls in Scotland and of the Highlanders (4 SCOTS). Can anyone advise?
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Old 02-12-2020, 05:57 AM   #5
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More practicality, I suspect: if you don't have quite enough sporrans, take them off the drummers.
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