Northern Meeting 2017 – Day 1: Reaction and Full Results

P/Sgt Alasdair Henderson is the 2017 Northern Meeting Gold Medallist (above). He beat of a strong challenge from fellow Inveraray & District bandsman Cameron Drummond to take the coveted award at Eden Court Theatre today in Inverness. The result completed an amazing year for the 2017 World Pipe Band Champions and these pipers. The Silver Medallist is Stuart Easton from New Zealand. In the ceol beag, Ben Duncan of the…

Northern Meeting 2017 Underway with Convivial Reception and Music

This year’s Northern Meeting got under way last night with a very pleasant reception in the city’s Town House hosted by Deputy Lord Provost McAllister, writes the Editor. In her speech Mrs McAllister talked of the long history piping had in Inverness and reminded us of one of its finest sons, John MacDonald, piper to Kings and the first Piping Instructor appointed by the Piobaireachd Society to run the Army Class…

Northern Meeting Playing Order Announced

The following draws have been issued by the Northern Meeting for their piping competitions to be held later this summer on August 31 and September 1 at Eden Court Theatre, Inverness. Around 80 senior pipers are scheduled to take part over two days of competition. There is also a full raft of junior events. FRIDAY

History: Revisiting the Northern Meeting 1972

According to our copy of that year’s programme, sixty-one pipers entered for the senior events – not too dissimilar to today’s restricted event at Inverness. In 1972 anyone could play but the burgeoning numbers were soon to prove impossible for promoters to handle. This Northern Meeting was held in the Dr Black Hall and the Caledonian Hotel Ballroom – the move to Eden Court a few years off. The dates…

Northern Meeting – Day 2 Complete: Callum Wins Second Clasp: Pix Added

Gold Clasp (for former winners of the Gold Medal) 1 £500 Callum Beaumont, MacLeod of Colbeck’s Lament 2 £350 Angus MacColl, Lament for the Earl of Antrim 3 £200 Stuart Liddell, Lament for Donald Ban MacCrimmon 4 £150 Andrew Hayes, Lament for Patrick Og 5 £100 William McCallum, Lament for the Children Judges: IM Morrison, J Taylor, R Wallace Champion Piper: Angus MacColl Snr. ‘B’ Grade MSR 1 £125 Angus…