The second season of the revived EUSPBA Pipe Band Championships concluded with two days of excellent weather on the Sunday events at the Capital District Scottish Games. The Oran Mor Pipe Band emerged as overall Grade 2 champions. The Capital Region Celtic pipe band finished at the top of the overall contest and the Grade [...]
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Tickets for the 2007 World Pipe Band Championships have officially gone on sale. Reserve a space for your arse in the bleachers for the Grade 1 circle! Only 115 days to go!
This week’s bagpipe photo also tips a hat to Bagad Kevrenn Alre, who were in NYC for a host of events, including the St. Patrick’s Day parade, and a concert with The Chieftains at Carnegie Hall.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! “March Madness” may mean college basketball and more college basketball to many, but to the bagpiper in the U.S., it takes on a new meaning that has nothing to do with bouncing balls in nets.
Paddy’s day celebrations throughout the U.S. may be an American invention, but there is no doubt that [...]
Another blazing success for The Metro Cup Highland Bagpipe Championship held in Newark, New Jersey on Feb. 17. This year’s field was by far the most formidable hosting no less than the likes of Roddy MacLeod, Gordon Walker, and Simon McKerrell along with Metro Cup regulars Bruce Gandy (overall winner), Alastair Gillies, Alasdair Dunn, Margaret [...]
In stark contrast to the threatening skies of the Grade 2 Championship contest, the Grade 3 EUSPBA Pipe Band Championships were held under a clear, sunny sky through warm, most un-Autumn-like weather at the Anne Arundel Scottish Games. The contest saw five of the six east coast EUSPBA branches send a representative Grade 3 band [...]
Photos from the recent Grade 2 EUSPBA Pipe Band Championships, held Sunday, September 3, at the Capital District Scottish Games in Altamont, NY are up on the EUSPBA website for your viewing pleasure.
About 200 people braved the downright cruddy weather to watch this resurgent competition take place. Good playing by all four bands who competed [...]
YouTube comes through with user dundeepiper’s video of a sampling of Fred Morrison’s performance with Steve Byrne at Piping Live!
Well, lousy UK internet hookups thwarted all attempts at live posting during the Piping Live! festival and the World Pipe Band Championships. Rest assured, Piping Live! is securing its place with events that should be as much the “must see” as the Worlds itself. This year saw outstanding, most un-Scottish, weather all week long making [...]
The World Pipe Band Championships has a website for tickets, swag, and helpful info. (I know, your head is hurting trying to process that, but it’s true!)
View some cool photos and video from last year’s contest and dream of this August 12.