Contact P/M Rob Clower
(641) 990-6820


Turlach Ur Pipe Band will perform at 7:00pm on July 1 in Grinnell’s Central Park, taking its turn in the 2021 Thursday Music in the Park series, sponsored by the Grinnell Area Arts Counsel.  This year, Turlach Ur welcomes numerous guest players from other states, including members of the Baton Rouge Caledonia Pipe Band and the Cameron Highlanders of San Diego.  Rob Clower, Turlach Ur’s founder and leader, explains that the collaboration emerged in part due to the COVID19 pandemic.  “These are two great bands with which we already had a strong relationship, but last year’s cancelled competition and performance season left us connecting primarily online, which actually enhanced the trans-continental connection.  It’s all coming together right here in Central Park.”  Turlach Ur will keep working through the holiday weekend with a series of practice sessions in preparation for competition at the Wisconsin Highland Games on September 4, one of very few contests still going forward this year.  With at least 10 out-state players filling out the ranks, Turlach Ur will field bands in both the Grade 5 (novice) and Grade 3 (advanced) events.