Festival of Juvenile Solo Piping Results

A very good entry, 200, for this competition held on October 21 at Auchenharvie Secondary School, Ardrossan, Ayrshire. Chanter 10 & Under 1 Charlie Devlin 2 Erin Allison 3 Joanne Will 11 & Under 1 Fraser Smith 2 Harrison Bishop 3 Heather McKean 12 & Under 1 Callum Robinson 2 Emily Anderson 3 Anna McCulloch Chanter Champion: Fraser Smith Pipes 2 part march 10yrs & under 1st Corey Anderson 2nd…

PP Ed’s Blog: Pipe Cases/ Neil’s Run/ Glasgow Tattoo/ Band Indoors/ SA School

Noticing the advert for the new RG Hardie pipe cases I was wondering what happened to the old wooden pipe box. I mean what do pipers sit on these days when they are waiting for a bus? Sorry, I forgot; they don’t do that any more. If you turn up at your band practice in anything less than a Ford Fiesta Titanium you get frowned on. Taking the boat to…

PP Ed’s Blog: US Sojourn Day 2 – Balmoral Classic Results/ Toronto Police Concert

Day two in Pittsburgh began with breakfast with Jimmy and Gordon Bell, illustrious sons of the late and equally illustrious George Bell, Bishopbriggs and New Jersey. I told them that  over the years I had been in regular contact with their father up until his death eight years ago. George had been taught by Bob Hardie in the Bishopbriggs Boys Brigade and in the Kenmure’s Pipe Band. Hardie would go…

Northern Ireland’s Piper of the Year Results

Organiser Ken Stewart has sent this about this important annual contest held in the Province…..The annual Piper of the Year competition was held on Saturday 8th October 2016 in the Adair Arms Hotel in Ballymena. This competition is promoted by the Northern Ireland Piping Society and is an invitation only event. Competitors are selected on merit determined by their competition results, in Ireland, during the current year. Each player is…

Perth Games (Complete)

Cloudy but dry day at Perth with 33 pipers entered in the senior, graded, events. Champion Piper: Gordon McCready. Gordon (r) is pictured with Piobaireachd winner Bill Geddes after the results were announced.  P/A Piob 1 W Geddes, Old Men of the Shells 2 G McCready, Big Spree 3 J Hazzard, Lady Margaret MacDonald’s Salute 4 D Midgley, Prince’s Salute 5 D Urquhart, MacLeod of Raasay’s Salute Judges: A Wright, M…