PP Ed’s Blog: Wm Grant Poll/ Duncan’s Wedding/ World Solo Drumming/ Letters/ Queensland Recital/ Brittany

Following yesterday’s piece on piping’s biggest sponsor, the William Grant Foundation, we’d like to know what readers think:


Congratulations to Glasgow Police P/Sgt and former P/M, Duncan Nicholson, on his nuptials last weekend. Duncan’s best man was his pipe major Iain MacPherson and a great time was had by all at the wedding in Glasgow.duncan


The Livestream from the World Solo Drumming is now available on YouTube with introductions from RSPBA Vice Chairman John Hughes. Catch the videos here: 

First up is a hornpipe and jig from Inveraray & Dist. with Calum Beaumont in fine form – on the pipes of course.


Keep up to speed; read the RSPBA’s official magazine – it’s free!

The Queensland Highland Pipers Society have their annual piobaireachd recital this Sunday in Rochedale High School from 10am.
10.00 Andrew McCabe/MacGregors’ Salute
10:15 Bruce McLeod/Lament for Donald of Laggan
10:30 Andrew Roach/The Groat
10.45 Abby Dalziel/Corrienessan’s Salute
11.00 Morning Tea (30 mins)
11.30 Ross Campbell/Lament for Hector Roy MacLean
11.45 Cathy Herzig/Lament for MacDonald of Kinlochmoidart #1
12.05 Sandy Dalziel/MacCrimmon’s Sweetheart
12.25 Jeffrey Mears/The Munros’ Salute
12.40 Lunch (45 mins)
1.25 Ross Campbell/Lament for the Children
1.50 Jordan Simmers/MacIntosh’s Banner
2.05 Meg Drinen/End of the Great Bridge
2.25 Iain Bruce/Tulloch Ard
2.45 Afternoon Tea (30 mins)
3.15 David Marriner/Glen is Mine
3.35 Peter Hurwood/Glengarry’s Lament
3.50 Tam McGirr/ Unjust Incarceration


Couple of new letters today. The first is from J David Hester about the excellent PP results service and the second from Patrick de Renéville about Nick the Breton. Read them here.


Still in Brittany, correspondent Patrick Molard has sent the interesting picture up top. Patrick writes: ‘Hi Rab, I was reading your article about Nick Hudson playing with the Bagad Briec and you were asking the question: is it the first time a US piper appears in bagad uniform? Well I don’t know about the US, but in Scotland I know at least one person, Dr Andy Hunter, who has played in a bagad wearing the Breton costume as you can see on this picture taken in 1965. Andy is the first on the left and the name of the group is Bagad Richemont from Vannes.’