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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, […]

Brodie Watson-Massey wins MacGregor Memorial

Brodie Watson-Massey wins MacGregor Memorial

Brodie Watson-Massey from Edinburgh, Scotland is this year’s winner of the MacGregor Memorial competition. His performance of Lachlan MacNeil Campbell of Kintarbert’s Fancy followed on from his rendition of The Rout of the Lowland Captain which he played in the qualifying heat three weeks ago. The MacGregor Memorial is part […]

The history of the Argyllshire Gathering, part 22

The history of the Argyllshire Gathering, part 22

1949-1950 By Jeannie Campbell MBE In 1949, competitors for the Open Piobaireachd had to offer four tunes, The End of the Great Bridge, Lament for MacDonald’s Tutor, Scarce of Fishing and The Vaunting. For the Gold Medal no tunes were listed but for the Northern Meeting Gold Medal the requirement […]