© 2006 Mark Venn

Over the first weekend of June 2016, the Waites took part in the 7th Biennial Festival of the International Guild of Town Pipers, held in 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands. This was the home town of the Flemish painter, Hieronymus Bosch, and the Festival coincided with celebrations for the 500th anniversary of his death; a full medieval fair held over the weekend was given extra interest by the waits bands playing at various locations around the city.

Our hosts the Stadspijpers van 's-Hertogenbosch were joined by the Waits bands of Colchester, Doncaster, Gloucester, King's Lynn, Leeds, Worcester and York and the shawm band Blondel.

The sun shone for us on a memorable weekend, and our thanks go to the Stadspijpers for their excellent organisation and hospitality.