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…

Scots Guards Junior Solo Piping Results (updated)

A good entry for the Scots Guards Junior competition held at the Army School of Piping at Inchdrewer House, Edinburgh, today. Organiser P/M Jimmy Banks MBE thanked everyone for their attendance, the Army School for the premises and stewarding and also the sponsors, the Scots Guards Association, Pipe Dreams and Grants of Dalvey. Judges were: J Banks, B Donaldson, R MacCrindle, P MacGregor, R Wallace. The picture above shows P/M…

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…

London Championship – Bratach Goes to Callum, Gillies to Andrew Hayes, Gordon Takes MSR

The above picture shows some of the winners with their trophies at this year’s London Championship. Unfortunately some successful pipers had to leave early to catch flights back to Scotland. Full results below. Stay tuned for comment on the day from the Editor plus a full array of photographs.  Piobaireachd for the Dr Calum MacCrimmon Bratach Gorm (7 tunes) 1 Callum Beaumont  2 Finlay Johnston, MacLeod of MacLeod’s Lament 3 Jack Lee,…

Piping Results from the Royal National Mod

Complete results from last weekend’s Royal National Mod Piping are now available. They show a very successful day for US piper Decker Forrest now domiciled on Skye. This year the Mod was held on Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. Ceol Mor 1st J. Decker Forrest, Isleornsay, receives the James R. Johnston Memorial Quaich and £150 2nd James MacPhee, Inbhir Nis, £100 3rd Brìghde Chaimbeul, An Caol, £75 Ceol Beag 1st J. Decker Forrest £100 2nd James MacPhee £75 3rd Brìghde Chaimbeul £50 H&J 1st…