Tag: World Pipe Band Championships

John Mulhearn: Let piping flourish

John Mulhearn: Let piping flourish

Place is important in music, and understanding the place that one is from, bides in, or looks to for inspiration, is a central part of traditional music in particular. It is with this in mind that I am going to ask for your help. But first, bear with me while […]

Simon McKerrell: Why we should abolish the Set Tunes

Simon McKerrell: Why we should abolish the Set Tunes

In his far-reaching blog posted on this site last week, Stuart Letford questioned whether the Set Tunes should continue to be set solely by the Piobaireachd Society’s Music Committee. I suggest it is time to actually abolish the Set Tunes altogether. I have spoken on this topic before. Indeed, this […]

Dan Nevans: The spirit of rock ‘n roll

Dan Nevans: The spirit of rock ‘n roll

Whoa, whoa, whoa! Don’t start reading this blog yet. Go to Spotify and bang on this playlist here. No shuffling. Play as it is from end to end. At a volume that will get you an ASBO (that’s an Anti-Social Behaviour Order for those not familair with Scotland’s crime legislation). […]

Celebration at the announcement of winning the Grade 1 World Pipe Band Championships 2009

Pipe band retro pictorial: the Worlds 2009

In 2009 Simon Fraser University Pipe Band lifted the Grade 1 trophy for the sixth time. Grade 2 was won by Inveraray & District who won every Grade 2 major that season. Their win was seen as their final step, and almost a formality, before joining the Grade 1 ranks. […]