Piper Broadi Tuckerman will make her performing debut with the Golden City Pipe Band on Australia Day.
Or as the band members would say she will have her first playout.
That Broadi has been learning the pipes for only two years and is now ready to perform with the rest of the band says something about her skill and dedication, and it also might say something about the family gene pool.
Broadi’s grandmother, Nola Blake said Broadi is a fifth generation member of her family to play for the band.
Her great-great grandparents, Frank and Evelyn Eastwood were life members, her other great-grandfather Lyle Blake was a first drum major and life member, her grandparents Noel (Nobby) and Nola Blake (drum major) are life members and her aunt, Kelly Blake, is a piper.
Her aunt, Kelly Blake, helped Broadi with her practising.
When asked what it’s like to live with someone who is learning the pipes, Broadi’s grandmother laughed and said, “You get used to the noise when you live in our family.”