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Drum Sergeant Clifford Seatter

Cliff Seatter is a native Orcadian, originally being from Rendall. He comes from a farming background, and has always had a deep interest in all styles of music. Cliff came along to the band when he was only 6 years old, and was taught drumming by the late John Stout. Once John had taught the basics of pipe band drumming, fellow band member Dave Wishart began to show more rudiments dedicated to the style. Cliff has played in other bands in competiton before, including Badenoch & Strathspey (Grade 3) and The Vale of Atholl (Grade 1).

In solo competitions, Cliff has competed at both local branch and national level. Cliff has won the gold medal at the RBL National Solo Drumming Championships twice, and has been a successful runner up on numerous occasions.


Cliff currently works in Orkney at the Flotta Oil Terminal as a process technician. Cliff had to move to Aberdeen to complete a two year long college course before returning to work in Orkney. During his time in Aberdeen, Cliff decided to move his drumming career forward by joining The Vale of Atholl Pipe Band for the 2012 season. This was his first time competing at Grade 1 level. Cliff returned to the Stromness band after the season, and intends to pass on the skills and knowledge he has gained to the current drum corps. Cliff plays many other instruments as well as bagpipes, guitar and blues harmonica. He is also a member of one of Orkney’s folk music bands ‘Shoot the Piper’.

Date Joined Stromness RBL: 1995
Previous Bands: Badenoch and Strathspey, The Vale of Atholl Pipe Band.
Contact: clifford.seatter@stromnesspipeband.co.uk


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