Forres Games Senior Piping

Our correspondent reports: The games took place in Grant Park and the weather was warm and sunny. There was a good crowd of spectators. There may be a spin-off from he six years of success following the pipe band championships at the town. This year the organisers included a piobaireachd competition, a very welcome addition as there are not a lot of piobaireachd competitions in the area. The late John…

Forres Games Junior Piping

Fresh from the success of its final pipe band championship, the Morayshire town today staged its local Highland games with a good entry and good weather. U-14 Piob 1 Kyle Cameron 2 Calum Dunbar U-14 March 1 Kyle Cameron 2 Calum Dunbar 3 Aiden Phimister 4 Calum Robertson U-14 S&R 1 Kyle Cameron 2 Calum Dunbar 3 Calum Robertson U-18 Piob 1 John MacLaren 2 Jamie MacRae 3 Rory Robson…

New Chanter from McCallum Bagpipes

PP advertiser McCallum Bagpipes have announced the launch of a new pipe chanter:  ‘We have been working on a completely revamped pipe band chanter which we are launching now. It will be called the Ceòl pipe chanter. Ceòl is Gaelic for music, the Ceòl pipe chanter creates music not just sound. It has a completely new internal size, new throat, new reed seat and hole pattern. It’s round holed and very easy…

Ceres Games Results (updated)

Beautiful day in Fife and a successful one for the Army’s Ben Duncan (pictured above). Eight pipers competed. The games also saw a visit from television chef Gordon Ramsay and other tv personalities who were filming. Piob 1 Ben Duncan, Lament for MacSwan of Roaig 2 Darach Urquhart, Glengarry’s March 3 Eireann-Ianetta MacKay, Lament for the Viscount of Dundee 4 Craig Martin, Lament for Donald of Laggan March 1 Ben…

PP Editor’s Blog 21/11/14

[easyrotator]erc_14_1414056032[/easyrotator]A lot happening since we last met and thanks for all the support and huge amount of site traffic. Check out the new comments on last week’s blog and on Highland dress. Janet Montague has also made a very fair comment about the way pipers/bands write and play 3/4s. Janet is quite correct when she says we write our music with what should be an anacrusis, within the bar. The problem…