PP Ed’s Blog: Northern Meeting Names/ Capt. John Contest Draw/ Worlds Pictures/ Tom Knobel, South Africa

Thanks to Greig Canning for supplying the missing names and awards from in Tuesday’s picture from the 2004 Northern Meeting at Inverness rerun above. Names and prizes are (standing l – r):  James Beaumont (‘B’ S&R), Alastair Dunn (Silver Medal), Ian K MacDonald (‘A’ H&J), Richard Hawke (‘A’ MSR), Simon McKerral (2nd ‘A’ MSR), P/M Michael Gray (Dress & Deportment?), and Donald MacPhee (2nd Gold Medal). Seated from the left…

Guest Blogger: The Three Wise Men and Some Thoughts on Technique

Your favourite web magazine, pipingpress.com, is open to all those who wish to blog about some piping or pipe band matter and who feel a shorter letter would not do their opinion justice. Today we turn a page over to piper, teacher and adjudicator Duncan Watson….. I read the letter from Jimmy McIntosh regarding the reference to piobaireachd embellishments and was reminded of, and amused with, the reference to  ‘The Three…

New Letters: Crieff, Piobaireachd Embellishments etc.

Letters today from Alan Cardwell re his father Denver, Matt Pantaleoni re the Crieff debacle and Jimmy McIntosh on piobaireachd embellishments. The latter mentions John MacDonald of Inverness, Seumas MacNeill, John MacFadyen, Capt. John MacLellan, Ed Neigh, Jim McGillivray and Bob Worrall. Read all letters  here. William MacLean’s transliteration of the Gesto Canntaireachd has just passed its 100th download. The book is free here. Read about P/M MacLean here. There’s…