Cowbells complement a wide variety of musical situations.

The instrument is played by being struck on the exterior of the bell, often by a drumstick. The cowbell is capable of creating only one note, although the timbre varies.

This instrument is occasionally played in our band to complement a number of our tunes.

Our pipe band uses the cowbell as an introduction into one of our Grogan tunes “Nelson Mandella” –  it adds quite an interesting introduction to this tune.