Piobaireachd by the Sea/ New P/M Post for Canadian Piper

Piobaireachd enthusiasts from Brittany and beyond (Holland, California) met for the 16th Pibroch en Bord de la Mer – Pibroch on the Seaside – held at Cancale on the beautiful Brittany coast. Brainchild of Jakez Pincet who came to Scotland in the 1960s to learn from R U Brown, it has successfully brought pibroch into the public eye, as well as giving players the chance to meet, to play and…

The View from the Bench: A Review of the Northern Meeting Gold Clasp 2022

At just after 08.30 on day two of the Northern Meeting, Greg Wilson stepped on to the stage of the Eden Court Theatre, tuned calmly and played the ‘Big Nameless tune’ – Cherede Darievea smoothly and softly on a sweet pipe with just minor technical imperfections. The judges settled, ears agog. The audience sank into their seats, eyes half-closing already. Business as usual. Then Roderick MacLeod gave us Donald Ban….

Aboyne Games Results

There was a bumper crowd of about 12,000 at Aboyne today, writes Jack Taylor. Calum Brown from Cults, Aberdeen, was overall champion with firsts in March, Strathspey and Reel, Hornpipe and Jig and fifth in Piobaireachd. Calum also piped for the dancing and is due to play a solo at Inveraray Pipe Band’s concert on Wednesday in Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall. Under 18 Piobaireachd 1 Alistair Williams, Massacre of Glencoe2 Craig…

Tomintoul Games Results

It was a good day for playing at yesterday’s games – warm with light cloud cover. Twelve adults played, with eight in the Junior Piobaireachd, reports Dr Jack Taylor.  There was a touching tribute paid to Patricia Grant who died last year. She had been Games Secretary at Tomintoul for many years and also organised the Grampian Piping League based on the results of the Grampian games. Overall prizes: 1….

Aberdeen Games Results

There was a good crowd and plenty of entertainment including a Father’s Day race and the potential nucleus of a new North-East Pipe Band, surely to be known as the Hazelhead Giants, writes Dr Jack Taylor. There were a number of call-offs from the pipe band competition leaving Buchan Peterson uncontested in grades 2 and 1. Champion Piper Ben Duncan is pictured above playing part of Beloved Scotland to earn…