Tag: PPBSO

Results from the Georgetown Highland Games

Results from the Georgetown Highland Games

The 45th annual Georgetown Highland Games were held, Saturday, June 11 in the town about a 40 minutes drive west of the city of Toronto. Weather was fine with clear skies and a temperature around 23 degrees at mid-day. This contest kicked off the Ontario games season. There was a […]

The road to a Summerblast!

The road to a Summerblast!

The Piper’s and Pipe Band Society of Ontario have released a tantalising movie to promote their week-long online summer school. More details can be found on the Summerblast! website here.

Bill Livingstone: not the singer but the song

Bill Livingstone: not the singer but the song

PIOBAIREACHD TUITION by Bill Livingstone Piping Today #98, 2019. I once was judging a piobaireachd competition with the great John MacDougall and a piper performing before us had finished his tune. It had no errors, the pipe was fine, technique fine, but John turned to me and said: “Bill, I’m […]

Celebration the announcement of winning the grade one World Pipe Band Championships 2009

Bill Livingstone: Hockey Lessons

HOCKEY LESSONS by Bill Livingstone Piping Today #96, 2019. I grew up in the town of Copper Cliff in Northern Ontario, and completed my secondary education (“high school” in some quarters) in Copper Cliff High School (CCHS) which boasted a total enrolment of about 300 students in Grades 9 through […]

PPBSO Highland Games entries open

PPBSO Highland Games entries open

The Pipers’ & Pipe Band Society of Ontario yesterday announced more good news about their Highland Games in 2022. The PPBSO are now accepting entries from pipe bands and solo competitors. Two master entry forms encompassing every Games and solo piping event are now online and available for easy sign-up. The master entry […]

World Highland Dancing Champions: Juvenile Champion Rosey Watt from MacDuff, Adult Champion Marielle Lesperance from Nova Scotia and Junior Champion Beret Dernbach from California.

Cowal announce live event for 2022

The green shoots of covid recovery are emerging with the Cowal Gathering announcing on February 14 that it will return to Dunoon Stadium in 2022. This follows on from the welcome announcements from the RSPBA and PPBSO over the past few weeks that planning is well underway for a full […]

Lorient plans bagadoù concert / More online solo contests

Lorient plans bagadoù concert / More online solo contests

This year’s Lorient Interceltic Festival may be cancelled but its organisers are planning a live bagadoù concert. Entitled simply ‘2020 Bagpipes Celebration’, the concert will take place on the evening of August 8 at the Stade du Moustoir in the Breton town. Four leading bagad are taking part: Bagad Quimper, […]

‘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 […]

Colin Johnstone wins the ‘Sherriff’

Colin Johnstone wins the ‘Sherriff’

Colin Johnstone, pictured, was the overall winner at last night’s George Sherriff invitational solo piping competition. The Aurora, Ontario piper’s first in the 6/8 March, second in the MSR and third in the Ceòl Mòr was enough to give him the overall title. Alistair Bevan, son of Simon Fraser University […]