Tag: Northern Meeting

Results from day two of the Northern Meeting

Results from day two of the Northern Meeting

Angus MacColl of Benderloch won the Gold Clasp yesterday, Friday, September 2, on day two of the Northern Meeting in Inverness. His winning tune was Nameless, Cherede Darievea. Angus also won the Senior Piobaireachd last week at the Argyllshire Gathering, and won the A-Grade Hornpipe & Jig yesterday in Inverness. Clasp […]

Vintage prizes donated / Mòd on the march to Perth / Fraser Fifield recording

Vintage prizes donated / Mòd on the march to Perth / Fraser Fifield recording

Two interesting prizes awarded to two brothers at Victorian-era Northern Meetings have been donated to the trustees of the Inverness-based piping competition. The prizes are snuff mills, one presented to Duncan Ross for the “third best performance on the Great Highland Bagpipes” at the 1862 Northern Meeting, and the other […]

Stuart Letford: One picture, many stories

Stuart Letford: One picture, many stories

This is not a photo essay. Rather, it’s an essay on a photo, the one shown here. That said, the purpose of a photo essay is nothing if not a way to tell a story or evoke emotion from the viewers through a series of photographs. And I think there […]

S. A. confirms no pipe band season for 2021

S. A. confirms no pipe band season for 2021

Pipe bands in South Africa have been given certainty that there will be no competition season there this year. The Pipe Bands’ Association of Southern Africa (PBASA) informed its members of this decision yesterday. In a statement, Greg Hurly, PBASA President, said: “Over the last few weeks, there has been […]

Stuart Letford: The new piping normal

Stuart Letford: The new piping normal

“We will not succeed in navigating the complex environment of the future by peering relentlessly into a rear view mirror. To do so, we would be out of our minds.” – Ken Robinson, Out of Our Minds (Capstone, 2001). Like most of you, I have now spent eight weeks self-isolating. […]

Europeans: chieftain announced

Europeans: chieftain announced

Inverness’ first female Provost has been chosen as the Chieftain for the European Pipe Band Championships. Councillor Helen Carmichael said she was honoured to be asked to fulfil the role. The competition takes place on Saturday, June 29 at the town’s Bught Park. She said: “It really is a tremendous […]

Oban 2017. The annual march through the town to Mossfield Park for the light music competitions at the Argyllshire Gathering is led by the previous day’s winner of the Gold Medal and Silver Medal.

Pipers for Oban and Inverness announced

The pipers who will compete for the Gold and Silver Medals at this year’s Argyllshire Gathering and Northern Meeting have been confirmed. They are: Argyllshire Gathering Silver Medal Xavier Boderiou; Calum Brown; Finlay Cameron; Greig Canning; Kristopher Coyle; Jason Craig; John Dew; Jacob Dicker; Pipe Major Ben Duncan; Andrew Ferguson; […]