Composer Niall Adds Another Success to his Growing Catalogue of Pipe Music

Niall Mathieson of Easter Ross has a reputation as a composer of merit and two weeks ago added yet another tune to his burgeoning oeuvre when he won a competition for a tune to commemorate the 170th anniversary of Pitlochry Highland Games, writes our Special Correspondent. Mr Matheson’s prize was £500 and he attended the games on September 10 and performed the tune for the first time in public before…

Bowhill Games Results/ Drum Tutor Wanted/ South West Scotland P&D Academy

Here are the results from the very first solo piping event at the recently rekindled Bowhill Highland Games where I am the new piping convenor, writes Greig Canning. The contest, held on September 11, had nine entries in the Piobaireachd and March, Strathspey and Reel contests and we held an impromptu Jig contest on the day too with just the one prize, a bottle of malt whisky to the winner….

Chatsworth Games Results

The Piobaireachd Society contributed significantly to the prizemoney for the piobaireachd event which required four tunes to be submitted – perhaps not a big ‘ask’ of the Premier graded pipers present but certainly stretching for some of the less experienced competitors who rose to the challenge.  Playing conditions were good other than the odd shower, with temperatures averaging 20 degrees Celsius throughout the day – almost perfect for both instruments…

Northern Meeting Day 1 First Results Complete: Gold Medal, Silver Medal, ‘A’ MSR, Former Winners’ MSR

Results will be added here as we get them. The 2022 Inverness Medal went to Nick Hudson a teacher at St Thomas’s Episcopal School in Houston, Texas. Nick takes piobaireachd from Mike Cusack and is a former student of the late Jimmy McIntosh. The Oban Gold Medallist, Jamie Forrester, narrowly missed doing the double when he was placed second today. Highland Society of London’s Gold Medal:1 Nick Hudson, Houston, Laird…

Lonach Games Results

A stunning day weather-wise in Strathdon. A good entry especially in the juniors. Champion Piper was Calum Brown, Aberdeen (pictured). Open Piobaireachd: 1 Calum Brown, The Bicker2 John Mac Donald, Tulloch Ard3 Jeffery Lawson, Lament for the Little Supper4 Liam Brown Under 17 Piobaireachd1 Liam Nicholson 2 Craig Mitchell 3 Lewis Stewart 4 James Fraser 5 Rory Menzies Open March: 1 Calum Brown 2 Jeffery Lawson 3 John MacDonald 4…