Tobermory Games Results and Comment

Grey day but no rain. Eight played in the senior events. Champion Piper was Alasdair Henderson (pictured above). Piob 1 Angus MacColl Snr (Cabar Feidh Gu Bragh) 2 Alasdair Henderson (My King Has Landed in Moidart) 3 Andrew Hall (Lament for Mary MacLeod) 4 Bob Low (Stewart’s White Banner) 5 Angus MacColl Jnr (Battle of the Pass of Crieff) Judges: R Wallace, J Wilson March 1 Alasdair Henderson 2 Angus…

Successful Piping and Drumming Academy Held in South West Scotland

Andy McCartney reports…….. Friday 13th may be superstitious for a lot of people, but not for the families and friends of the youngsters who attended a week-long Summer School at SRUC Barony Campus near Dumfries. The South West of Scotland Piping and Drumming Academy (SWSPDA) had just completed its 5th Annual Summer School and this was the end-of-school concert. Thirty seven young pupils attended, and this was the time for them to…

Northern Ireland Bands on Parade

John Kelly reports: Some of Northern Ireland’s pipe bands took part in the Sham Fight parade in Scarva on Friday 13th July.  The annual Sham Fight is one of the largest cultural events in Northern Ireland’s calendar and tens of thousands of people who flocked to the event enjoyed a great day out in wall to wall sunshine. The small and quaint Co. Down village has become renowned for hosting the…

PP Ed’s Blog: Worlds Draw/ Northern Meeting/ Darach & PM Angus/ Mod Results & Reminder

I don’t think we should be giving the RSPBA a hard time over the slip up with the Worlds draw. Errors of this sort are very rare within the Association and having attended the procedure I can vouch for the considerable care and attention to detail that is gone into in trying to get everything just right. As we say in Glasgow ‘nae body’s deid’. I did think it unfortunate…

Pipe Band MSR Poll Findings and Comment Thereon

Our poll on March, Strathspey and Reels in pipe bands drew the second largest response of any we have so far conducted with hundreds of readers taking part. (The largest was on restricting band sizes.) Thanks to everyone for their valuable contribution.  The findings show that the vast majority care about the future of band MSRs, they do not want them to die, they see them as the true test…