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Glenn Brown

Glenn Brown

These photos of Glenn Brown were taken for a Q&A and cover ofPiping Today #74 in 2015. In the Q&A Glenn was asked: What would you do differently if you knew you wouldn’t be judged? And he answered: “Honestly, probably nothing. I would still approach a performance the same way. […]

In Montrose’s footsteps with the soldiers and the phantom piper

In Montrose’s footsteps with the soldiers and the phantom piper

• From the June 2005 Piping Times By David Murray Chatting on the telephone to Captain Stephen Small of the Army School of Piping the other day, Stephen mentioned that he had just had attended a course at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. “Tactics?” I enquired. “No, no”, said Stephen, […]

Hector’s missing tune found

Hector’s missing tune found

On this day – April 21 – in 1949, Hector MacLean (pictured, right) won a composing competition sponsored by the Knightswood Highlanders of Glasgow Association. Forty entries were received, all apparently of a high standard. Hector’s winning entry was called The Knightswood Highlanders. The tunes that were placed second and […]

Missing Hector MacLean winning tune found

Missing Hector MacLean winning tune found

From the March 2018 Piping Times. Hector MacLean, 1894-1974 (pictured, right), was featured in the February 2015 Piping Times (Vol. 67, No. 5). The article mentioned a composing contest that had been organised by the Knightswood Highlanders in 1949 but the tune composed by Hector, left, which won first prize […]

FMM pipers dominate Ulster Solos

FMM pipers dominate Ulster Solos

The 2019 Ulster Solo took place today at Lisnagarvey High School in Lisburn, County Antrim. Members of Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band dominated the prizes. The contest also saw Stephen Creighton, Chris McNicholl, Gareth McLees and William Glenholmes all qualify for the World Drumming Solos semi final. Results: PipingSeniorsCeòl Mòr […]

Toronto Indoor Games results

Toronto Indoor Games results

Hundreds of people turned up to take in the annual Easter weekend tradition of the Toronto Indoor Games, held at Moss Park Armouries in the heart of the city’s centre. A full roster of amateur and professional solos were staged in the morning and bands were scheduled for the afternoon. […]

Zephan Knichel wins Silver Medal qualifier

Zephan Knichel wins Silver Medal qualifier

Zephan Knichel of Surrey, British Columbia won the Competing Pipers Association (CPA) B Grade Piobaireachd event at the British Columbia Pipers’ Association Annual Gathering yesterday. The competition is a qualifier for next year’s Silver Medal competition at the Argyllshire Gathering and Northern Meeting. Results: CPA B Grade Piobaireachd Silver Medal […]