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Lang Morton

  • Queens Piper
    1986 NZ Royal Tour
  • Queens Service Medal
    1993 for services to
    pipebanding
  • Honorary Pipe Major
    since 1974
  • Double (50 years)
    Life Member
  • Pipe Major for 17 yearsPlaying member
    since 1942
  • Champion solo piper
 

Lang joined the City of Invercargill Caledonian Pipe Band in 1942. He played alongside his father Bob and brothers Robert jnr and Ted. Lang's father had joined the band in 1926.

In 1958 Lang took over as Pipe Major, a position he was to hold for sixteen straight years. In that time and with Harry Pay as Drum Major, the Invercargill band was consistently one of the top four in the country

Lang also led the band again in 1991-2.

In 1969 Lang's son Trevor joined the band as a piper. He was followed in 1975 by Lang's second son Lyndsay who played the tenor drum.

Trevor was to go on to become Pipe Major, a Queens Piper, Honorary Pipe Major and Life Member.

The year 2000 witnessed the arrival of the fourth Morton generation with Trevor's son Ben joining the band as a snare drummer.

Lang announced the end of his competitive career following the completion of the band's 2001 contest season. He continues to be one of the band's strongest supporters, enjoying the new music and success of the band's stage show Pipin' Hot.



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