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Dumbarton’s Drums

 

On 30th June, 1667 Samuel Pepys met Lord George Douglas in Rochester and mentions seeing his Regiment; he records that “here in the streets I did hear the Scotch March beat by the drums before the soldiers, which is very odde.”

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Many other references to the “Scots March” appear in history, but whether the Regimental March, “Dumbarton’s Drums”, was one and the same thing cannot he proved with certainty. There is good ground however for such an assumption. The name derives from the time when Lord George Douglas, created Earl of Dumbarton in 1675, was Colonel, and the Regiment was known as “Dumbarton’s Regiment”.

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“Dumbarton’s Drums” was played by the combined band, pipes and drums. When, however, Royalty was present on parade “The Daughter of the Regiment” was also played. This tune commemorates the fact that Queen Victoria was born when her father was Colonel of the Regiment. Playing off after a band programme, “Dumbarton’s Drums” was followed by “The Daughter of the Regiment”.

REGIMENTAL MARCHES AND PARADE MUSIC

Regimental Quick March Dumbarton’s Drums
Regimental Slow March In the Garb of Old Gaul
March On Scotland the Brave
Royal Salute Point of War
General Salute Loch Leven Castle
Advance in Review Order Scotland the Brave
March Off Blue Bonnets
Regimental Charge Monymusk
Officers’ Mess HRH Princess Mary’s Wedding March
HRH The Princess Anne’s March

COMPANY MARCHES

A Company The Barren Rocks of Aden
B Company Mhairi’s Wedding
C Company The Black Bear
D Company The Liberton Polka
HQ Company The Steamboat

REGIMENTAL CALLS AND WARNINGS

Reveille Johnnie Cope
Breakfast Bundle and Go
Commanding Officer’s Orders A Man’s a Man for a’ That
Dinner Brose and Butter
Half Hour Dress Up and Warn them a’ Wullie
Tea Jenny’s Bawbee
Retreat The Heroes of Kohima
First Post The Battle of Killiecrankie
Last Post Lochaber no More
1st Officers’ Mess Bannocks of Barley Meal
2nd Officers’ Mess Pibroch o’ Donald Dhu

Dumbarton’s Drums, and Monymusk, Music Sheet

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Pipe Majors, Drum Majors, etc

Pipe Major J MacCallum, PM of 2nd Battalion 1889-1900

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Corporal Boyd, lone piper at the 1998 Tattoo

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Pipe Major Marr and Drum Major Gorrie, at the Edinburgh Tattoo

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Edinburgh Castle

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