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One foot in front of the other …

One foot in front of the other …

DAN NEVANS relates last week’s in-person competitions at Oban and Lochaber from the perspective of a competing piper I’ve never really been one for vacations. I’m just not good at relaxing. I always feel like the sands of my own personal hourglass increase their irreversible passage as soon as I […]

LD changes at Carnegie Mellon and Closkelt / Cammy Ritchie

LD changes at Carnegie Mellon and Closkelt / Cammy Ritchie

Miles Bennington has been appointed at Carnegie Mellon as its new Drumming Instructor. Miles’ appointment at the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania university comes after an extensive search, launched in June. He will work with Andrew Carlisle [Director of Carnegie Mellon’s Pipes and Drums], to elevate the stature of the university’s award-winning band. […]

CLASP profile: Dane Grant

CLASP profile: Dane Grant

Where are you from and how did you get into piping?I’m from New Glasgow, Nova Scotia residing on Caribou Island, Nova Scotia. I started with the local Army Cadet Corps 219 under Captain Donald Carrigan’s instruction then continued with the Nova Scotia Highlanders then the Clan Thompson Pipe Band then […]

Torquil bows out in style at Oban

Torquil bows out in style at Oban

This year’s Argyllshire Gathering – the 150th anniversary – was notable for the fact that it took place at all. Up until the middle of July, there was a widespread belief that, despite Scotland now being in Level 0 of its government’s COVID-19 restrictions, organisers would nevertheless not be able […]

Results from Lochaber

Results from Lochaber

The 2021 Lochaber Gathering took place in splendid sunshine today in Fort William. The results were as follows: Ceòl MòrP/A Grade – 1. Pipe Major Ben Duncan (MacDougall’s Gathering); 2. Sandy Cameron (End of the Great Bridge); 3 Cameron MacDougall (Old Men of the Shells); 4. Gordon McCready (Lament for the […]

Mid Ulster Solo Championships 2021

Mid Ulster Solo Championships 2021

By Ian Burrows (RSPBANI Project Manager) As part of the Pipe Band Festival Showcase Events being organised by the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association, Northern Ireland branch (RSPBANI), the Mid Ulster Outdoor Solos took place last Saturday (August 21) with a healthy entry of 63 competitors. This was the first competitive […]

Leask takes A Grade March at Oban; Liddell S&R

Leask takes A Grade March at Oban; Liddell S&R

Day 2 of this year’s Argyllshire Gathering – Oban Games held at Mossfield Park – saw with hot and sunny weather in this the 150th anniversary of the event. Approximately 35 competing pipers plus Oban High School Pipe Band led the march to the field. Before the piping competitions commenced, […]