10 Sep 2016

OK friends we have teased you long enough…it’s time to let you in on our very special project and to ask for your help!

You all know we love to help others but this time it is our BIGGEST attempt to do just that.

For firefighters all over the world, we present our SPECIAL charity single ‘343 The Fallen’

With this highly emotive piece of music, we want to show how much firefighters mean to us all, something that not only says thank you but is also a lasting and fitting tribute to all firefighters worldwide and ESPECIALLY to the 343 Heroes from the Fire Department of New York who made the ultimate sacrifice and saved thousands of lives 15 years ago on September 11, 2001.



ALL the proceeds from this track will be donated to two very important fire service charities – The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Family Support Trust and The FDNY Emerald Society Pipes and Drums.

Two bagpipe bands who first came together to play for the families of the 343 FDNY members killed on 9/11 have reunited again for a special tribute on the 15th anniversary of the tragic terrorist attacks.
The New York Daily News

Willie from the band is a former firefighter and he was so proud of his job. Just like the band and our friends, there is a real feeling of family amongst firefighters across the world but what stuck with us the most is that these men and women would do anything they could to help those who need them the most.

Please help us raise as much money as we possibly can for these selfless heroes!

1st – Please WATCH, LIKE and SHARE the video

2nd – Please BUY the track on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/…/343-the-fallen-sing…/id1151050432) and, if you can afford it, please consider making a donation via our ‘go fund me’ page (https://www.gofundme.com/thefallen343)

Just like the fire service this really is a team effort. Willie and the band thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support with this project.


Firefighters risk their lives to save others and they really are a humble but special breed of people – and the loss of so many of our colleagues at 9/11 touched people in fire services around the world.

Having only retired this year from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service I wanted to give something back.

Recording a special single seemed a fitting way to remember those we’ve lost and support two great causes in Scotland and New York.
Willie Armstrong, The Red Hot Chilli Pipers

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