Piping in Breeks/ Donald Video/ Australia Results

New video posted today of Donald McBride, Kansas and Donegal, but formerly Patna (South Ayrshire), Prestonpans and Glasgow. Donald plays some ceol beag and then the piobaireachd The Sound of the Waves Against the Castle of Duntroon.

Appropriately he is playing the tune on the foreshore north of Boston (the tide is audible in the background) during a quiet evening at the New England piping camp in 2013. It was a balmy evening and Donald, a very fine piper and runner-up for the Gold Medal on two occasions, gave a sterling performance on a first class instrument.

Check out the video in our PP archive here and if you’d like to take advantage of Donald’s teaching sign up now for the 2016 NEPADA camp. It runs from June 14 -19 and there are still places available for pipers and drummers. The camp is based at the picturesque Adelynrood Retreat at Byford, MA, a perfect setting for study and relaxation. Get more info here.




Results from Australia from last weekend when the Victorian Piper’s Association held the second event of their 2016 competition series as part of the Camperdown Burns Festival on Saturday 21st May.

A Grade Piobaireachd:
1st Jonothan Quay
2nd Katherine Belcher
3rd Fiona Manson

A Grade MSR
1st Fiona Manson
2nd Jonothan Quay
3rd Katherine Belcher

A Grade 6/8
1st Craig Sked
2nd Jonothan Quay
3rd Katherine Belcher

Judges for A grade were Roddy MacDonald and Ian Lyons


Good letter posted today concerning ‘Piping in Breeks’ from gamekeeper Logan Smith. Logan is pictured above strutting his stuff among the heather on the Duke of Buccleuch’s estate where he works. The PP office think he looks pretty smart and we are sure the grouse and the deer were just as charmed. Read Logan’s letter here.


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