Tag: Andrea Boyd

Andrea Boyd named Pipe Major of the Ottawa Highlanders

Andrea Boyd named Pipe Major of the Ottawa Highlanders

The Ottawa Highlanders Pipes and Drums have announced Andrea Boyd as new Pipe Major of its Grade Three competitive pipe band. Born and raised in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Andrea grew up in a family and community with a strong history of piping, drumming, and successful competitive pipe bands. She began […]

‘Pipers’ new edition / PPBSO contests going online for 2020

A new edition of Willie Donaldson’s book, Pipers will be published in July. The book was first published in Great Britain in 2005 by Birlinn, the Edinburgh-based publishing company that’s also behind the new edition. The book – its full title is Pipers: A Guide to the Players and Music […]

How women gained equal status in the professional piping world – part 2

How women gained equal status in the professional piping world – part 2

By Jeannie Campbell MBE At a piping competition in the early 1950s, Catriona Campbell (now Catriona Garbutt), was awarded third prize, playing against male competitors. She was pictured, below, with the judge, Seumas MacNeill. It is interesting to note that in the days before the advent of the Ladies’ pipe […]