Argentina not quite 214 Style

Joe Noble continued his South America tour and travelled into Argentina.

He thought the guys would be interested to see what was being carried in front of one the many bands.

This was during a fiesta in a remote village in northern Argentina called Tilcara.

‘I’m sure that they’re not attached to the B.B. but our emblem is still there.

Sure and Stedfast!’

Check out the bass drummer in the band photo.

Joe said ‘He gave it laldy but give me Dougie Law any time!’

Many thanks to Joe for his efforts in keeping the 214 name out there.

Argentina 214 style.

Ex Member Joe Noble continues his tour….

‘Following my trip to New Zealand, I travelled to Buenos Aires in Argentina to participate in workshops with one of the local bands – Highland Thistle – together with Stuart Liddell and Steven McWhirter, the PM and Leading Drummer respectively of the Inveraray and District pipe band.

We also performed in a concert, shortly after our arrival, when I performed a brief solo and both Steven and myself took part in a drum fanfare with the band’s drum corps.

Not surprisingly, Stuart and Steven delivered brilliant solo and joint performances to great acclaim.

Workshops aside, we were very well looked after by the band members who held an ‘asado’ (bbq) to celebrate the 10 days we’d spent with them.

Steven, Lynn, Joe and Stuart enjoying the Asado.

The Noble bandwagon has now moved on, briefly, to Uruguay before returning to Argentina for a tour of one of the Northern provinces.



Well done Joe good to see the 214 teachings are still being shared Worldwide.

New Zealand 214 style.

Ex member Joe Noble was recently invited to judge the inaugural solo drumming competition for the Royal New Zealand Pipe Bands Association.

The competition took place on 1st September in Wellington.

Joe saying a few words before the winners are announced.

While on the North Island, Joe and his wife Lynn made time to visit ex-members Stewart Gorle and Bobby Turner.

Stewart lives in Tauranga with his wife Barbara, and Bobby lives on Waiheke Island off Auckland with his wife Marion.

Joe and Stewart.

Joe & Bobby Turner

Both Stewart and Bobby send their regards to the 214 ex-members and especially to those they played with in the pipe band.

Joe and Lynn left Auckland on 7th September, headed for Argentina where Joe will be involved in workshops with a band in Buenos Aires.

Hopefully we will see some more pictures and hear about Argentina.

Good to see the 214 is still involved on a worldwide basis.

Enjoy your trip Joe & Lynn.