World Online Contest Entries Open/ New Tune for Norman

Jori Chisholm has launched the spring edition of his ‘World Online’ competitions for pipers and drummers. To enter the band/ duet contest click here. To enter the solo contest click here.

Here’s how the online competitions work:
• Register by March 8, 2022
• Video entries by March 23
• Judges watch videos and write comments for every performance
• Results and winning performances posted online March 30

Prolific composer Niall Matheson has written a new tune in honour of respected surgeon and piobaireachd expert Norman Matheson who died last month.

Niall writes: ‘I hope everyone is getting ready for a new piping season. In the current lull I took it upon myself to compose a piobaireachd for Norman.

‘This man did so much for piping and of course piobaireachd in particular. I had the privilege of playing in front of him many, many times.

‘He was such a lovely, unassuming man, always kind with his guidance or criticism. I was brought up on the two Bob’s tapes from Dr MacKay, Laggan and John MacDougall, so I really like what he did with his recordings in the ‘Masters of Piobaireachd’ series.’

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Listen to Niall playing the first part of the tune:

If you would like to learn more of Niall’s music then you can purchase his digital book the ‘Fyrish Collection’ of music from the Piping Press shop:

1 thought on “World Online Contest Entries Open/ New Tune for Norman

  1. Even after a nearly thirty year hiatus from piping, bands and piobaireachd, I enjoyed listening to Niall’s playing of the sample of his new tune honouring his mentor Norman Matheson MBE very much !

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