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William Rowe, from New Zealand, won the John Murray Memorial Cup for March and the Gordon Asher Memorial Cup for Strathspey and Reel at the Halkirk Highland Games.He is seen here receiving one of his trophies from piping judge John Macrae, (right), while piping stewart Charlie Swanson holds the other trophy.Photo: Robert MacDonald/Northern Studios

Rowe on form at Halkirk

William Rowe from New Zealand but living currently in Scotland, was the Champion Piper at Halkirk Games held last weekend (July 27) in the Caithness town, writes out correspondent. Rowe, who plays a splendid, rare set of drones made by Glasgow pipemaker William MacKinnon, won the March, the Strathspey & […]

Scotland’s youngest Suffragette to be commemorated

Scotland’s youngest Suffragette to be commemorated

A plaque is to be unveiled in Edinburgh tomorrow [Thursday] by Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon to commemorate Elizabeth (Bessie) Watson, the young piper who was Scotland’s youngest Suffragette. The ceremony will take place at The Edinburgh City Youth Cafe at 11-15 Vennel near the city centre. The building is […]

Grand Aggregate Awards piping winners at the 2019 British Columbia Pipers’ Association events announced at the Pacific Northwest Highland Games last weekend in Enumclaw, WA.

Pacific Northwest Highland Games results

A total of 118 solo players and 12 bands competed at the 2019 Pacific Northwest Highland Games which took place last weekend in warm, sunny weather at the Enumclaw Expo Center in Enumclaw (south of Seattle) in Washington state, USA. The event concluded with the announcement of the BCPA season-long […]

Side Lights on the Kilberry Book of Ceòl Mór

Side Lights on the Kilberry Book of Ceòl Mór

• From the June 2017 Piping Times By Allan MacDonald Side Lights on the Kilberry Book of Ceòl Mór, By Malcolm McRae and Robert Wallace (Piobaireachd Society, 2017). This has been republished recently (2016) and is a compilation of notes written by Archibald Campbell of Kilberry (1877-1963) while receiving instruction […]

Salute to the old-school time shifters

Salute to the old-school time shifters

GREY’S NOTES by Michael Grey Piping Today #55, 2011. I’ve always thought John D. Burgess came as close as anyone to the title of ‘maestro’. Burgess was surely a true artist of consummate skill and not without a hint of charm and eccentric personal colour thrown in for good measure. […]

Coventry Pipe Band.

Corby results

The results from the recent pipe band and solo piping competition held at Corby in Northamptonshire, England are as follows: BANDS:Grade 2, Medley – 1. City of London.Grade 3, MSR – 1. Knox Grammar School; 2. Scunthorpe & District.Grade 3, Medley – 1. Knox Grammar School; 2. Nottinghamshire Police; 3. […]

St Andrews results; Airth

St Andrews results; Airth

The results from the solo piping contests held today at St Andrews in Fife, Scotland are: March – 1. Pipe Major Ben Duncan (in action today, right); 2. Brian Lamond; 3. Greig Canning; 4. Robbie MacIsaac. Strathspey & Reel – 1. Brian Lamond; 2. Pipe Major Ben Duncan; 3. Robbie […]