New Pipe Sergeant at NZ’s Auckland & District/ Award for Lorient’s Lisardo

Auckland and District Pipe Band (A&D) have announced the appointment of Dunedin-based Scott Marshall to the role of Pipe Sergeant, writes Helen Keir ‘It is very humbling to be considered for a leadership role in the band and I look forward to continue building on the approach taken by Adam Michie and Louise Bentley to producing a quality sound and an enjoyable playing environment,’ said Scott.   Scott began piping as…

Donald Morrison Archive: How ‘Donald, Willie and His Dog’ Got Its Name

This article from Donald’s archive is from the Oban Times newspaper. No date is given but it is believed to be from the 1970s. A few weeks ago when reporting on the Northern Meeting competitions [writes their piping correspondent] I speculated on the name of Donald Morrison’s jig ‘Donald, Willie and His Dog’. The name fascinated me in the same way as Willie Ross’s tune ‘The Old Ruins’ did after…

2021 Nicol-Brown Amateur (USA) Results

This was an online competition held on October 9. Overall Champion1 Stuart Marshall, receives MacCallum Pipe Chanter and $1000 travel expenses2 Jessica Bain3 Callum Bevan4 Henry Paluch5 Trevor DeMass Piob1 Callum Bevan, Corrienessan’s Salute (receives a bound volume of the Piobaireachd Society Collection)2 Trevor DeMass, Lament for the Viscount of Dundee3 Stuart Marshall, MacLeod’s Salute4 Jessica Bain, Piper’s Warning5 Scott Long, Caber Feidh gu Brath MSR1 Henry Paluch, receives engraved…

Northern Winter School/ Balmoral Judges/ Piobaireachd Society Lessons

The Northern Winter School has confirmed that it will take place between November 5 -12 once more at Lohheide in Lower Saxony, Germany. World Champion drummer Stephen Creighton, leading tip of Grade 1 St Laurence O’Toole Pipe Band, Dublin, has been added to the teaching faculty. Stephen has a formidable list of successes to his credit. Solo: 1989 World Junior Champion, 19 World Solo Finals, 5 Senior All Ireland titles…

Lochnell Intermediate Piping Championship Results

This prestigious contest for pipers aged under 22 was held today, October 2nd, at Lochnell Castle, Benderloch, Argyll. The overall champion piper with most points in the Piobaireachd and March, Strathspey & Reel sections was Andrew Ferguson, formerly of Dollar Academy Pipe Band. Andrew is pictured above with his trophy and medal. He received the winners’ trophy, the Royal Scottish Pipers’ Society Bronze Medal and £200. The full results were…