Archive for the 'Pipe Bands' Category

2007 EUSPBA Pipe Band Championships

Wednesday, September 5th, 2007

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 [...]

Barbarians and District Pipe Band!

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

I’m sorry, but bagpipe competitions would get a whole lot more interesting if these guys showed up on the field. Sign me up. (And they get kickin’ at about minute 2.)

Tix for the Worlds

Wednesday, April 18th, 2007

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!

Pack it Up

Friday, January 26th, 2007

The search for the perfect synthetic drone reed is only rivaled by that of the search for the perfect pipe case. The latest addition to this modern quest is the BandPack case offered by Midwest Bagpipe Supply of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The eastern commuting piper is familiar with the challenge of carrying one’s work stuff while [...]

The Grade 3 EUSPBA Pipe Band Championships

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

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 [...]

EUSPBA Pipe Band Championships

Friday, September 8th, 2006

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 [...]

Can’t get enough of the Worlds?

Monday, August 28th, 2006

For those pipers and drummers who are already showing signs of pipe band withdrawl with the World Pipe Band Championships a bit more than a fortnight behind us, the BBC has stepped in to feed your bagpipe jones.
An entire page is dedicated to the upcoming television presentation on Sept. 3 at 6:05 p.m. BST (1:05 [...]

The Worlds and Piping Live!

Wednesday, August 16th, 2006

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 [...]

58 days, and a tease.

Thursday, June 15th, 2006

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.

Keep Your Bagpipe Wear Fresh: Wrinkle-Free Packing

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

Fodor’s Travel Wire posts some handy tips that are sure to be a boon for the traveling bagpiper or drummer.

Anyone who has tried to travel with full bagpipes and accompanying Highland wear knows what a challenge it is to try and fit all of that heavy wool into your average carry-on roller bag, and not [...]