News: Nicol Brown Change, Inverness Medallists, New Letter

NB posterPaula Glendinning reports:
Dear Friends of the Nicol-Brown,
We hope to see you this Friday evening for Andrew Hayes’s concert, and Saturday all day for the Nicol-Brown Amateur Invitational Contest. WE HAVE A NEW LOCATION: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 21 Hackett Blvd., Albany, NY 12208, 518-463-2257; http://www.stpaulsplace.org/contact_us_2.html
If you have any excuses for not attending, such as living somewhere other than North America, you’re very welcome to forward this message to other piping enthusiasts and patrons of the arts who may be interested. Thank you! Paula Glendinning http://nicol-brown.org/


An interesting new letter has been posted on our Letters page. How good are you at identifying pipers of yesteryear?


8408432183_fcd129cd44_oThe Northern Meeting Gold Medal list has now been posted and, as with the Oban list, we would be grateful if pipers and enthusiasts could send in as many of the winning tunes that they know as possible. We seem to have more here than we have for Oban, but there are still a lot of gaps. Thank you for helping us with this important piece of piping history.

 

2 thoughts on “News: Nicol Brown Change, Inverness Medallists, New Letter”

  1. Here are one or  two to start with re tunes which were played by the Gold Medalists at Inverness. Aviemore—Donald MacPhee—played Lament for Captain MacDougall Niall T Matheson played The Princes Salute. I think RB Nicol played Lament for Donald Ban MacCrimmon, but I cannot be sure—there was an article in the Oban Times re this and ti referred to his bagpipe being a bit quiet. Alan MacDonald played Grain in Hides and Corn in Sacks. Jack Taylor played Lament for the Children Bill Wotherspoon played Lament for Patrick Og MacCrimmon. Donald Morrison played Lament for Alasdair Deargh MacDonnel of Glengarry. John MacDougall played Lament for Captain MacDougall. Alan Bevan played The MacNabs Salute otherwise known ay DM as an Erchless  tune –I’d need to look up the books for the proper names. Calum Beaumont played The Nameless tune which was set —I’d need to look up the list for the proper vocable name—having a senior moment! Andrew Hayes Played Lament for The Viscount of Dundee. Ean MacCrimmon played The Lament for The Laird of Islay John MacFadyen played Black Donald’s March. Willie MacDonald (Benbecula) played The Vaunting I will think of a few more. It is well known of course that Donald MacLeod played Glengarry’s March. I think Duncan MacFadyen played Lady Margaret MacDonald’s Salute. I will think again and maybe will come up with a few more. You will have all his yourself and you are making an exercise of this you bugger! Cheers Duncan W

    >________________________________ > From: pipingpress >To: dwatson926@btinternet.com >Sent: Tuesday, 7 October 2014, 8:12 >Subject: [New post] News: Nicol Brown Change, Inverness Medallists, New Letter > > > > WordPress.com >Robert Wallace posted: “Paula Glendinning reports: Dear Friends of the Nicol-Brown, We hope to see you this Friday evening for Andrew Hayes’s concert, and Saturday all day for the Nicol-Brown Amateur Invitational Contest. WE HAVE A NEW LOCATION: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 21” >

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