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Tracy started playing at the age of eight, her first competition was the Cowal games at the age of 9 with her family pipe band Houghton-
At the age of 23 she moved to Los Angeles to play with grade 2 band The L.A. Police under the leadership if Pipe Major Eric Rigler and Leading Drummer Tim Gladden. Whilst playing with the band she entered the solo tenor drumming contests in the states. She became Western United States Pipe Band Association Champion Of Champions Solo Tenor Drummer in 2005 and was asked to be Senior Tenor Drumming Adjudicator for W.U.S.P.A. She also had a brief spell with the L.A. Scots also based in L.A. After two years she moved to Glasgow and achieved her long time goal to play in Grade 1 she joined The Glasgow Skye Association under the leadership of Pipe Major Iain Roddick and Leading Drummer Alan Craig, she played with them for over ten years.
In 2003 several players form the Grade 1 Royal Ulster Constabulary Championship drum corps joined together with the pipe corps of the D.U.T. to form The Glasgow Pipes & Drums, under the leadership of Pipe Major Don Bradford and Leading Drummer Gary Corkin. Tracy was asked to join the band in 2003 and was her most enjoyable period in her playing career to date.
Moving to Northern Ireland in 2006 and marrying Gary Corkin she joined Grade 1 Bleary & District until 2008 when she took a break form playing after nearly 30 years to have her son Sam and start her own business together with Gary Corkn.
In 2014 Tracy passed her drumming exams and received her certificates for levels 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5 with the Northern Ireland School of Piping & Drumming before moving to Oman with her husband Gary Corkin who is teaching The Sultan Of Oman’s Royal Cavalry Of Oman Pipe Band.
Tracy is now moving back to Northern Ireland so she can play with Grade 1 Dowco Triumph Street along side her husband Gary and her nephew Craig Noble who is a piper with the band and is very much looking forward to the season ahead.
Tracy Noble Corkin