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EUROPEAN PIPE BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 RESULTS

1st Inveraray and District
2nd Field Marshal Montgomery
3rd Scottish Power
4th St. Laurence O'Toole
5th Boghall and Bathgate
6th Shotts and Dykehead

Drumming: Inveraray and District


UNITED KINGDOM PIPE BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 RESULTS

1st Field Marshal Montgomery
2nd Inveraray and District
3rd St. Laurence O'Toole
4th Scottish Power
5th Police Scotland Fife
6th Shotts and Dykehead

Drumming: Field Marshal Montgomery


BRITISH PIPE BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 RESULTS

1st Inveraray and District
2nd Field Marshal Montgomery
3rd Shotts and Dykehead
4th St. Laurence O'Toole
5th Police Scotland Fife
6th Scottish Power

Drumming: St. Laurence O'Toole


THE PIOBAIREACHD SOCIETY SET TUNES FOR 2018


The Piobaireachd Society recommends the following lists of tunes for competitions in 2018:

A. SENIOR COMPETITIONS
Mrs Smith’s Salute PS 9
The Red Hand in the MacDonalds’ Arms PS 10
Good Health to You Donald PS 13
Sir James MacDonald of the Isles’ Salute PS 14
The Menzies’ Salute PS 15, K
Farewell to the Queen’s Ferry (*) PS 20th Century Ceol Mor
Salute to James Campbell (*) PS 20th Century Ceol Mor
Salute to the MacCrimmon Cairn at Borreraig PS 20th Century Ceol Mor


Competitors will submit four of the above tunes, one of which they will be required to play.
(*) “Farewell to the Queen’s Ferry” was published first in the Piobaireachd Society’s Twentieth Century Collection and is also included in the Complete Compositions of Ceol Mor by Captain John A MacLellan MBE published in 2016 by Colin MacLellan.
(*) “Salute to James Campbell” was published first in the Piobaireachd Society’s Twentieth Century Collection and later in A G Kenneth’s own first Piobaireachd Book. As originally composed it contained a dithis variation but in the latter publication this was omitted, and can therefore be considered as optional.


B. GOLD MEDAL COMPETITIONS

MacKenzie of Applecross’s Salute PS 10
The Young Laird of Dungallon’s Salute PS 10
MacKenzie of Gairloch’s Lament PS 10
War or Peace (Gesto setting recommended) PS 10 (@)
The MacLeans’ March (MacArthur-MacGregor setting recommended) PS 10 (@)
The MacRaes’ March PS 10
The Clan MacNab’s Salute PS 15, K
The Brother’s Lament PS16


Competitors will submit four of the above tunes, one of which they will be required to play.
(@) The settings referred to here are from the 2016 revised edition of PS 10, in which the scores for these tunes from the original PS 10 have been replaced. The score for “War or Peace” is derived from the Gesto Canntaireachd and that for “The MacLeans’ March” from the MacArthur-MacGregor manuscript. Copies of these scores are available on the Piobaireachd Society website War or Peace (Gesto score from book 10), MacLean’s March MacArthur-MacGregor score from book 10)


C. SILVER MEDAL COMPETITIONS

Glengarry’s March PS 2 , K
Grain in Hides and Corn in Sacks (#) PS 5, K
The King’s Taxes PS 5, K
The Desperate Battle (#) PS 7 , K
MacCrimmon’s Sweetheart PS 7, K
Lament for the Little Supper PS 8, K
The MacLeods’ Salute (#) PS 12, K
Chisholm’s Salute PS 14, K


Competitors will submit four of the above tunes, one of which they will be required to play.
For the purposes of the Silver Medal competitions, tunes marked (#) require crunluaths a mach.
PS = Piobaireachd Society Collection K = Kilberry Book of Ceol Mor
Competitors are not restricted to settings in the Piobaireachd Society Collection and Kilberry Book. Those who wish to play alternative settings should submit legible scores, indicating the origins of the settings, to competition organisers along with their tune selections.
Altogether different tunes known by the same or similar names will not be accepted as alternatives.


Australian Pipe Band Championships 2016 Results

Grade 1
1. WA Police Pipe Band

Drumming: WA Police Pipe Band
Street March: WA Police Pipe Band
Best Dressed: WA Police Pipe Band

Grade 2
1. Pipe Band Club
2. Moorabbin City
3. Hawthorn City

Drumming: Pipe Band Club
Street March: Pipe Band Club
Best Dressed: Hawthorn City

Grade 3
1. Scotch College Melbourne
2. Canberra Burns Club no.1
3. Coastal Scottish

Drumming Hawkesbury Nepean Valley Pipe Band
Street March: Scotch College Melbourne
Best Dressed: Sydney Thistle Highland Pipe Band

Grade 4
1. Brisbane Boys College no.1
2. Scots College Sydney
3. Canterbury Caledonian

Drumming: Knox Grammar School Pipe Band
Street March: Ipswich Thistle
Best Dressed: Golden City (Bendigo)

Juvenile
1. Foundation New Zealand Youth Pipe Band
2. Scotch College Melbourne
3. Scots College Sydney

Drumming: Foundation New Zealand Youth


NORTHERN MEETING (INVERNESS) RESULTS 2016

Highland Society of London Gold Medal
1st Ian K. MacDonald, “Mary’s Praise”
2nd Sean McKeown, “Isabel MacKay”
3rd Cameron Drummond, “The Battle of Waternish”
4th Andrew Carlisle, “The Gathering of Clan Chattan”
5th Faye Henderson, “I Got a Kiss of the King’s Hand”

Clasp
1st Finlay Johnston
2nd Iain Speirs
3rd Jack Lee
4th Stuart Liddell
5th Angus J. MacColl

Silver Medal
1st Connor Sinclair, “I Am Proud to Play a Pipe”
2nd Craig Sutherland, “Lament for the Castle of Dunyveg”
3rd Sarah Muir, “The MacDonalds Are Simple”
4th Stuart Easton, “Flame of Wrath”
5th Alex Gandy, “The Piper’s Warning to His Master”

Silver Star MSR
1st Angus MacColl
2nd Willie MacCallum
3rd Niall Stewart
4th Stuart Liddell
5th Gordon Walker


ARGYLLSHIRE GATHERING (OBAN) RESULTS 2016

Senior Piobaireachd
1st Stuart Liddell, “A Son’s Salute to His Parents”
2nd Bruce Gandy, “The Earl of Ross’s March”
3rd Finlay Johnston, “MacLeod of MacLeod’s Lament”
4th Jack Lee, Surrey, “Lament for Hugh”
5th Angus MacColl, “The Phantom Piper of Corrieyairick”


Gold Medal

1st Ian K. MacDonald, “Mary’s Praise”
2nd Sean McKeown, “Isabel MacKay”
3rd Cameron Drummond, “The Stewarts’White Banner”
4th Derek Midgley, “The Battle of Waternish”
5th Andrea Boyd, “I Got a Kiss of the King’s Hand”

Silver Medal
1st Nick Hudson, “The MacDonalds Are Simple”
2nd Cameron MacDougal, “Flame of Wrath”
3rd Connor Sinclair, “Hector MacLean’s Warning”
4th Darach Urquhart, “Lament for the Castle of Dunyveg”
5th Anna Kummerlow, “Flame of Wrath”


WORLD PIPE BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016 RESULTS

1st Field Marshal Montgomery
2nd Inveraray and District
3rd St. Laurence O'Toole
4th Shotts and Dykehead
5th Scottish Power
6th Police Scotland Fife

Drumming: St. Laurence O'Toole


SCOTTISH PIPE BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016 RESULTS

1st Inveraray and District
2nd St. Laurence O'Toole
3rd Shotts and Dykehead
4th Field Marshal Montgomery
5th Scottish Power
6th Police Scotland Fife

Drumming: Inveraray and District


EUROPEAN PIPE BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016 RESULTS

1st St. Laurence O'Toole
2nd Field Marshal Montgomery
3rd Inveraray and District
4th Shotts and Dykehead
5th Scottish Power
6th Spirit of Scotland

Drumming: Inveraray and District


UK PIPE BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016 RESULTS

1st Field Marshal Montgomery
2nd Inveraray and District
3rd Scottish Power
4th Spirit of Scotland
5th Shotts and Dykehead
6th St. Laurence O'Toole

Drumming: Spirit of Scotland


BRITISH PIPE BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016 RESULTS

1st Inveraray and District
2nd Field Marshall Montgomery
3rd St. Laurence O'Toole
4th Scottish Power
5th Spirit of Scotland
6th Shotts and Dykehead

Drumming: Inveraray and District


R U BROWN PIOBAIREACHD SOCIETY GOLD MEDAL COMPETITION RESULTS 2016

Mervyn Hall Perpetual Trophy - D Grade/Elementary
1st: David Robertson
2nd: Geoffrey Smith
3rd: Roger Sinclair

Jim Smith Perpetual Trophy - C Grade/Sub Intermediate
1st: Harry Walters
2nd: Mel Inglis
3rd: Jeffery Mears

Ewen Masson Perpetual Trophy- B Grade MSR
1st: Josh Chandler
2nd:Jonno McIntyre
3rd: Simon Gibson

B Grade H/J
1st: Josh Chandler
2nd: Jonno McIntyre
3rd: Graham Durant-Law

Victorian Pipers Society Perpetual Trophy - A Grade H/J
1st: Katherine Belcher
2nd: Kyle Warren
3rd: Andrew Fuller
4th: Marion Horsburgh
5th: Jamie Hawke

Hamish Mackenzie Perpetual - A Grade MSR
1st: Katherine Belcher
2nd: Kyle Warren
3rd: Jason Craig
4th: Jamie Hawke
5th: William Sinclair

Mervyn Hall Medal – Novice
1st: Geoff Smith

RU Brown Bronze Medal - Elementary
1st: Andrew Fuller
2nd: Abby Dalziel
3rd: Harry Walters

RU Brown Silver Medal – Intermediate
1st: Anna Doecke
2nd: Josh Chandler

RU Brown Gold Medal – Open
1st: Peter Hewlett
2nd: Katherine Belcher
3rd: Simon Gibson
4th: Dennis Browning
5th: Jonathan Quay

Clasp
1st: Fiona Manson
2nd: Ross Campbell
3rd: Jason Craig


NEW ZEALAND PIPE BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016 RESULTS

1st Canterbury Caledonian Society
2nd New Zealand Police
3rd Manawatu Scottish
4th Auckland & District
5th City of Invercargill


GLENFIDDICH PIPING CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS 2015


Piobaireachd

1st Stuart Liddell, “Lament for the Laird of Annapool”
2nd Angus MacColl, “The Red-Speckled Bull”
3rd Roddy MacLeod, “The Old Men of the Shells”
4th Willie McCallum, “The Earl of Ross’s March”
5th Finlay Johnston, “Lament for the Union”
Judges: Iain Morrison, John Wilson, Bill Wotherspoon

March, Strathspey and Reel

1st Angus MacColl, “MacLean of Pennycross,” “The Caledonian Society of London,” “Pretty Marion”
2nd Roddy MacLeod, “Hugh Kennedy, BSc.,” “The Caledonian Society of London,” “Cecily Ross”
3rd Stuart Liddell, “P/M John Stewart,” “Lady Loudon,” “The Little Cascade”
4th Callum Beaumont, “Miss Elspeth Campbell,” “Bob of Fettercairn,” “Fiona MacLeod”
5th Bruce Gandy, Dartmouth, "Leaving Lunga,” “Tulloch Castle,” “The Cockerel in the Creel”
Judges: Iain MacLellan, Colin MacLellan, Andrew Wright

Overall winner: Angus MacColl, Benderloch, Scotland


NORTHERN MEETING (INVERNESS) RESULTS 2015

Highland Society of London Gold Medal  

1st Finlay Johnston, “Farewell to the Laird of Islay”
2nd Ian K. MacDonald, “The End of the Great Bridge”
3rd Gordon McCready, “Lady Margaret MacDonald’s Salute”
4th Bill Geddes, “Lament for Donald Duaghal MacKay”
5th James P. Troy, “Lament for MacLeod of Colbeck”

Clasp

1st Callum Beaumont, “Lament for MacLeod of Colbeck”
2nd Angus MacColl, “Lament for the Earl of Antirm”
3rd Stuart Liddell, “Lament for Donald Ban MacCrimmon”
4th Andrew Hayes, “Lament for Patrick Og MacCrimmon”
5th Willie McCallum, “Lament for the Children”

Silver Medal

1st Sean McKeown
2nd Connor Sinclair
3rd Sandy Cameron
4th Andrew Lee
5th Sarah Muir

Silver Star MSR

1st Bruce Gandy
2nd Willie McCallum
3rd Angus MacColl
4th Niall Stewart
5th Stuart Liddell



RSPBA MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIP DATES AND LOCATIONS FOR 2016

British Championships - Date and Location to be confirmed
United Kingdom Championships - June 11th at Belfast
European Championships - June 25th at Grant Park, Forres
Scottish Championships - July 30th at Levengrove Park, Dumbarton
World Championships - August 12th/13th at Glasgow Green, Glasgow


ARGYLLSHIRE GATHERING (OBAN) RESULTS 2015

Gold Medal

1st John Angus Smith, Donald Duaghal MacKay
2nd Jamie Troy, Laird of Anapool’s Lament
3rd James McHattie, McNeill of Barra's March
4th Andrew Carlisle, Lament for the Earl of Antrim
5th Alasdair Henderson, The Big Spree

Senior Piobaireachd
1st Stuart Liddell, Lament for the Earl of Antrim
2nd Iain Speirs, Lament for Patrick Og McCrimmon
3rd Andrew Hayes, Lament for the Duke of Hamilton
4th Finlay Johnston, Earl of Antrim
5th Faye Henderson

Silver Medal
1st Sandy Cameron, Blind Piper's Obstinacy
2nd Sean McKeown, Isabel MacKay
3rd Ed Bush, Earl of Seaforth's Salute
4th Michael Fitzhenry, Donald Duaghal MacKay
5th Sarah Muir, Lament for Capt. MacDougall


WORLD PIPE BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015 RESULTS

1st Shotts and Dykehead
2nd St. Laurence O'Toole
3rd Inveraray and District
4th Field Marshal Montgomery
5th Simon Fraser University
6th Scottish Power

Drumming: St. Laurence O'Toole


SCOTTISH PIPE BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015 RESULTS

1st St. Laurence O'Toole
2nd Field Marshal Montgomery
3rd Shotts and Dykehead
4th Scottish Power
5th Inveraray and District
6th Glasgow Police

Drumming: St. Laurence O'Toole


ALL IRELAND PIPE BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015 RESULTS

1st Field Marshal Montgomery
2nd St. Laurence O'Toole
3rd Cullybacky
4th Ravara

Drumming: Field Marshal Montgomery


EUROPEAN PIPE BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015 RESULTS

1st Field Marshal Montgomery
2nd Shotts and Dykehead
3rd St. Laurence O'Toole
4th Scottish Power
5th Inveraray and District
6th Boghall and Bathgate

Drumming: St. Laurence O'Toole


UK PIPE BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015 RESULTS

1st Field Marshal Montgomery
2nd Shotts and Dykehead
3rd Inveraray and District
4th St. Laurence O'Toole
5th Glasgow Police
6th Boghall and Bathgate

Drumming: Glasgow Police


BRITISH PIPE BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015 RESULTS

1st Field Marshal Montgomery
2nd Inveraray and District
3rd Shotts and Dykehead
4th St. Laurence O'Toole
5th Glasgow Police
6th Boghall and Bathgate

Drumming: Glasgow Police


R U Brown Piobaireachd Society Gold Medal Competition 2015 Results

Mervyn Hall Perpetual Trophy - D Grade/Elementary
1st: Jeffrey Mears
2nd:Stuart Beven
3rd:Geoff Smith

Jim Smith Perpetual Trophy - C Grade/Sub Intermediate
1st: Christopher Chong
2nd: Mel Inglis
3rd: Jeffery Mears

Ewen Masson Perpetual Trophy- B Grade MSR
1st: Simon Gibson
2nd:Craig McInnes
3rd:Robert Wilkinson

B Grade H/J
1st: Shannon Ritchie
2nd:Joshua Chandler
3rd:Anna Doecke

Victorian Pipers Society Perpetual Trophy - A Grade H/J
1st: Greg Wilson
2nd:James Murray
3rd:Craig Sked
4th:Jamie Hawke
5th:Adam Britten

Hamish Mackenzie Perpetual - A Grade MSR
1st:James Murray
2nd:Greg Wilson
3rd:Craig Sked
4th:Jason Craig
5th:Marion Horsburgh

Mervyn Hall Medal – Novice
1st: Roger Sinclair
2nd: Geoff Smith
3rd: Ian Thorn

RU Brown Bronze Medal - Elementary
1st:Gabrielle Doecke
2nd:Ian Thorn
3rd:Christopher Chong
4th: Geoff Smith
5th: Abby Dalziel

RU Brown Silver Medal – Intermediate
1st: Shannon Ritchie
2nd: Meg Drinan
3rd: Gabrielle Doecke

RU Brown Gold Medal – Open
1st: Fiona Manson
2nd: James Murray
3rd:Simon Gibson
4th:Yasu Hamilton
5th:Adam Britten

Clasp
1st: Greg Wilson
2nd: Brett Tidswell
3rd: Jason Craig


THE PIOBAIREACHD SOCIETY SET TUNES FOR 2016


The Piobaireachd Society recommends the following lists of tunes for competitions in 2016:

A. SENIOR COMPETITIONS
The Bells of Perth PS 2, K
Scarce of Fishing PS 3, K
The Earl of Ross’s March PS 10
The MacDonalds’ Salute (Corrected version) (*) PS 11
Lament for Hugh PS 13
MacLeod of MacLeod’s Lament PS 15, K
A Son’s Salute to his Parents Donald MacLeod Book
The Phantom Piper of Corrieyairack (*) PS 20th Century Book
Competitors will submit four of the above tunes, one of which they will be required to play.

B. GOLD MEDAL COMPETITIONS
Lament for MacSwan of Roaig PS 1, K
The Battle of Waternish PS 2, K
The Gathering of Clan Chattan PS 2, K
Mary’s Praise PS 5, K
My King has landed in Moidart PS 5, K
Isabel Mackay PS 6, K
I got a Kiss of the King’s Hand PS 7, K
The Stewarts’ White Banner PS 7
Competitors will submit four of the above tunes, one of which they will be required to play.

C. SILVER MEDAL COMPETITIONS
Lament for the Castle of Dunyveg PS 1
Hector MacLean’s Warning (#) PS 2
The Rout of the MacPhees (#) PS 4
A Flame of Wrath for Patrick Caogach PS 5, K
I am Proud to play a Pipe PS 6, K
Castle Menzies PS 8
The MacDonalds are Simple (#) PS 9
The Piper’s Warning to his Master PS 12, K

Competitors will submit four of the above tunes, one of which they will be required to play.
For the purposes of the Silver Medal competitions, tunes marked (#) require crunluaths a mach.
PS = Piobaireachd Society Collection K = Kilberry Book of Ceol Mor


ARGYLLSHIRE GATHERING (OBAN) RESULTS 2014

Gold Medal
1st Douglas Murray, MacNeill of Barra’s March
2nd Ian K MacDonald, Lament for the Only Son
3rd Andrea Boyd, Big Spree
4th Glenn Brown, Suibhal Seumas
5th Andrew Hayes, Big Spree

Senior Piobaireachd
1st Bruce Gandy, Laird of Anapool’s Lament
2nd Stuart Liddell, Laird of Anapool’s Lament
3rd Angus MacColl, Donald Gruamach
4th Faye Henderson, Red Speckled Bull
5th William McCallum, Abercairney Salute

Silver Medal
1st Decker Forrest, MacLeod of Raasay’s Salute
2nd Angus J MacColl, MacLeod of Raasay’s Salute
3rd Sean McKeown, Kinlochmoidart No.1
4th Stuart Easton, The Groat
5th Sandy Cameron, Battle of Auldearn No2


WORLD PIPE BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS 2014 RESULTS

1st Field Marshal Montgomery
2nd Inveraray & District
3rd St Laurence O’Toole
4th Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia
5th Shotts & Dykehead Caledonia
6th ScottishPower
Drumming: Shotts & Dykehead Caledonia


SCOTTISH PIPE BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS 2014 RESULTS

1st Field Marshal Montgomery
2nd ScottishPower
3rd Peoples Ford Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia
4th Inveraray & District
5th St. Laurence O’Toole
6th Shotts & Dykehead Caledonia
Drumming: Peoples Ford Boghall & Bathgate


EUROPEAN PIPE BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS 2014 RESULTS

1st Inveraray & District
2nd ScottishPower
3rd St. Laurence O’Toole
4th Field Marshal Montgomery
5th Shotts & Dykehead Caledonia
6th Peoples Ford Boghall & Bathgate
Drumming: St. Laurence O’Toole


UNITED KINGDOM PIPE BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS 2014 RESULTS

Held on the 14th June 2014 at Stormont Northern Ireland, this new competition takes over from the Cowal Championships.

1st Field Marshal Montgomery
2nd ScottishPower
3rd St. Laurence O'Toole
4th Boghall & Bathgate
5th Inveraray & District
6th Shotts & Dkyehead Caledonia
Drumming: Field Marshal Montgomery


BRITISH PIPE BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS 2014 RESULTS

1st Field Marshal Montgomery
2nd Boghall & Bathgate
3rd St. Laurence O'Toole
4th ScottishPower
5th Inveraray and District
6th Glasgow Police
Drumming: St. Laurence O'Toole


RU BROWN PIOBAIREACHD SOCIETY COMPETITION RESULTS 2014

Clasp

1st Callum Beaumont, 2nd Marion Horsburgh, 3rd Brett Tidswell

Gold Medal

1st Jason Craig, 2nd Fiona Mason, 3rd Jonathon Quay, 4th Elizabeth Drury, 5th Sandy Dalziel

Silver Medal

1st Katherine Belcher, 2nd Laura McMillan, 3rd Michael Rodger, 4th Jeremiah Doecke, 5th Craig McKenzie

Bronze Medal

1st Anna Doecke, 2nd Amelia Chandra, 3rd Gabrielle Doecke, 4th Adam Earl, 5th Peter Hurwood

Merv Hall Medal (Novice)

1st Abby Dalziel, 2nd Roger Sinclair, 3rd Peter Frethey, 4th Andrew Thomson, 5th Sharon Jameson

A Grade (Open) MSR

1st Andrew Fuller, 2nd Fiona Manson, 3rd Alastair McInnes, 4th Scott Wallace, 5th Laura McMillan

A Grade (Open) H/J

1st Jason Craig, 2nd Craig Sked, 3rd Laura McMillan, 4th Scott Wallace, 5th Marion Horsburgh

B Grade (Intermediate) MSR

1st Jeremiah Doecke, 2nd Jonathon McIntyre, 3rd Martin MacBeth, 4th Cameron Ely, 5th Michaela Doecke

B Grade (Intermediate) H/J

1st Jeremiah Doecke, 2nd Martin MacBeth, 3rd Andrew Stainthorpe, 4th Cameron Ely, 5th Nick Tomkins

C Grade (Sub Intermediate)

1st Jeremiah Doecke, 2nd Gabrielle Doecke, 3rd Michaela Doecke, 4th Anna Doecke, 5th Amelia Chandra

D Grade (Elementary)

1st Andrew Thomson, 2nd Melanie Inglis, 3rd Roger Sinclair, 4th David Graham, 5th Dylan Flecker


Australian Pipe Band Championships 2014 Results

Grade 1
Overall
1st Western Australia Police
2nd Queensland Highlanders
3rd Moorabin City
Drumming: Moorabin City, Queensland Highlanders, Western Australia Police (tie)

Medley
1st Western Australia Police
2nd Queensland Highlanders
3rd Moorabin City
Judges: Robert Mathieson, Brian Switalla (piping); Jim Baxter (drumming); Brian Niven (ensemble)

MSR
1st Queensland Highlanders
2nd Western Australia Police
3rd Moorabin City
Judges: Nat Russell, June McLeish (piping); Ross Levy (drumming); Viv Riley (ensemble)

Grade 2
Overall
1st The Pipe Band Club
2nd St. Andrew’s
3rd Hawthorn City
4th City of Adelaide
Drumming: The Pipe Band Club

Medley
1st The Pipe Band Club
2nd St. Andrew’s
3rd Hawthorn City
4th City of Adelaide
Judges: Robert Mathieson, Brian Switalla (piping); Jim Baxter (drumming); Brian Niven (ensemble)

MSR
1st The Pipe Band Club
2nd City of Adelaide
3rd St. Andrew’s
4th Hawthorn City
Judges: Nat Russell, June McLeish (piping); Ross Levy (drumming); Viv Riley (ensemble)

Grade 3
Overall
1st Scotch College Melbourne
2nd Federation University Australia
3rd Williamstown
Drumming: Federation University Australia

Medley
1st Scotch College Melbourne
2nd Federation University Australia
3rd Williamstown
Judges: Nat Russell, June McLeish (piping); Ross Levy (drumming); Viv Riley (ensemble)

MSR
1st Federation University Australia
2nd Williamstown
3rd City of Melbourne
Judges: Robert Mathieson, Brian Switalla (piping); Jim Baxter (drumming); Brian Niven (ensemble)

Grade 4
Overall
1st Hawkesbury Nepean No. 2
2nd Scottish Society of New Zealand
3rd Golden City
Drumming: Hawkesbury Nepean No. 2

Medley
1st Scottish Society of New Zealand
2nd Knox Grammar School
3rd Hawkesbury Nepean No. 2
Judges: Nat Russell, June McLeish (piping); Ross Levy (drumming); Viv Riley (ensemble)

Selection of Marches
1st Hawkesbury Nepean No. 2
2nd Golden City
3rd Frankston RSL
Judges: Robert Mathieson, Brian Switalla (piping); Jim Baxter (drumming); Brian Niven (ensemble)

Juvenile
Overall
1st Scotch College Melbourne
2nd Haileybury
3rd Scots College NSW
Drumming: Scotch College & Scots College (tie)

Medley
1st Scotch College Melbourne
2nd Knox Grammar
3rd Haileybury
Judges: Nat Russell, June McLeish (piping); Ross Levy (drumming); Viv Riley (ensemble)

Selection of Marches
1st Scotch College Melbourne
2nd Scots College NSW
3rd Haileybury
Judges: Robert Mathieson, Brian Switalla (piping); Jim Baxter (drumming); Brian Niven (ensemble)

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2013 R U Brown Piobaireachd Society Silver Chanter Results

Open

1st Brett Tidswell
2nd Tam McGirr
3rd Barry Gray

B grade

1st Anna Doecke
2nd Jeremiah Doecke
3rd Michaella Doecke

C grade Adam Earle. D grade David Robertson


 

2014 AUSTRALIAN PIPE BAND ASSOCIATION SUMMER SCHOOL

This event is being held at The Scots College in Sydney which is right on the harbour, a spectacular venue. Starting on Sunday January 5 at 3pm and concluding on Friday January 10 at 3pm. The tutors are a star studded line up including Richard Parkes, Keith Orr, Andrew Elliott, Ian Lyons, Robert Crozier all from Field Marshall Montgomery Pipe Band the current World Champions. Other tutors will include Bob Worrall (Canada), Brett Tidswell, Greg Bassani, Dean Hall, Andrew Womersley and more. This is an event not to be missed.

If you are thinking of going and don't have your enrollment in, please notify your intention as soon as possible. If you know of anyone who you think would like to attend, or would benefit from attending please pass this notice on to them.

Enrollments can be made here: http://www.pipebands.asn.au/school.asp or contact secretary@pipebands.asn.au


2013 GLENFIDDICH CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

Piobaireachd
1st Iain Speirs, "Lament for Colin Roy MacKenzie"
2nd Stuart Liddell,"In Praise of Morag"
3rd Willie McCallum, "MacNeill of Barra's March"
4th Bruce Gandy, "Mary's Praise"
5th Callum Beaumont, "Lament for the Earl of Antrim"


MSR
1st Jack Lee
2nd Iain Speirs
3rd Bruce Gandy
4th Willie McCallum
5th Stuart Liddell

Overall winner : Iain Speirs


VALE ANGUS J MacLELLAN

It is with sadness that we report the passing of Angus J MacLellan, ex P/Sgt Strathclyde Police Pipe Band, double gold medalist, adjudicator, pupil of Donald McLeod. A true legend of piping. He will be sadly missed.


NORTHERN MEETING (INVERNESS) RESULTS 2013

Clasp

1st Stuart Liddell
2nd Callum Beaumont
3rd Jack Lee
4th Willie McCallum
5th Glenn Brown

Gold Medal

1st Callum Beaumont
2nd Douglas Murray
3rd Faye Henderson
4th Cameron Drummond
5th John Mulhearn


Silver Medal

1st Alasdair Henderson
2nd Craig Sutherland
3rd Darach Urquhart
4th Jamie Forrester
5th George Stewart


COWAL PIPE BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013 RESULTS

1st Field Marshal Montgomery
2nd Boghall & Bathgate
3rd ScottishPower
4th St. Laurence O'Toole
5th Inveraray & District
6th Shotts & Dykehead
Drumming: Inveraray & District


ARGYLLSHIRE GATHERING (OBAN) RESULTS 2013

Gold Medal
1st Alan Bevan
2nd Douglas Murray
3rd Innes Smith
4th Andrew Bonar
5th Fiona Manson


Senior Piobaireachd
1st Jack Lee
2nd Bruce Gandy
3rd Alasdair Dunn
4th Callum Beaumont
5th Gordon Walker


Silver Medal
1st James Troy
2nd Alasdair Henderson
3rd Jamie Forrester
4th Darach Urquhart
5th Graham Drummond


WORLD PIPE BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013 RESULTS

1st Field Marshal Montgomery
2nd Boghall & Bathgate
3rd ScottishPower
4th Simon Fraser University
5th St. Laurence O'Toole
6th Inveraray & District
Drumming: Overall Field Marshal Montgomery

Full results HERE.

Grade 1 performances can be heard HERE.


SCOTTISH PIPE BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013 RESULTS


1st Field Marshal Montgomery
2nd Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia
3rd Inveraray & District
4th St. Laurence O'Toole
5th ScottishPower
6th Greater Glasgow Police
Drumming: Boghall and Bathgate Caledonia


EUROPEAN PIPE BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013 RESULTS

1st Field Marshal Montgomery
2nd Inveraray and District
3rd Boghall & Bathgate
4th St. Laurence O'Toole
5th Greater Glasgow Police Scotland
6th ScottishPower
Drumming: Field Marshal Montgomery


BRITISH PIPE BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013 RESULTS

1st Field Marshal Montgomery
2nd Boghall & Bathgate
3rd Inveraray and District
4th St. Laurence O'Toole
5th ScottishPower
6th Shotts and Dykehead
Drumming: Field Marshal Montgomery


RU BROWN PIOBAIREACHD SOCIETY COMPETITION RESULTS 2013

Clasp: 1st Callum Beaumont, 2nd Brett Tidswell, 3rd Ross Campbell

Gold : 1st Jamie Hawke, 2nd Jonathan Quay, 3rd Jason Craig, 4th
George Mason, 5th Tom Glover.

Silver : 1st Simon Gibson, 2nd Jeremiah Doecke, 3rd Michaela
Doecke, 4th Shannon Ritchie, 5th Michael Rodger.

Bronze : 1st Michaela Doecke, 2nd Simon Gibson, 3rd Gabrielle
Doecke, 4th Amelia Chandra, 5th Peter Hurwood.

Novice : 1st Ollie Von Doussa, 2nd Gabrielle Doecke, 3rd Heather
Pennell, 4th Anna Doecke, 5th Peter Frethey.

Open H&J : 1st Callum Beaumont, 2nd Jamie Hawke, 3rd Andrew Fuller,
4th Ian Lyons, 5th Conor McCallion.

Open MSR : 1st Callum Beaumont, 2nd Ian Lyons, 3rd Jamie Hawke, 4th
Scott Wallace, 5th Conor McCallion.

Inter.H&J : 1st Michaela Doecke, 2nd Graham Durant-Law, 3rd Michael
Rodger, 4th Gabrielle Doecke, 5th Jeremiah Doecke.

Inter.MSR : 1st Gabrielle Doecke, 2nd Jeremiah Doecke, 3rd Scott
Turner, 4th Craig McKenzie, 5th Michaela Doecke.

Sub.Inter. : 1st Jeremiah Doecke, 2nd Amelia Chandra, 3rd Michaela
Doecke, 4th Scott Turner, 5th Peter Hurwood.

Elementary : 1st Heather Pennell, 2nd Ollie Von Doussa, 3rd William
James Petro, 4th James Dey, 5th Oscar Petro.


THE PIOBAIREACHD SOCIETY SET TUNES FOR 2014

The Piobaireachd Society recommends the following lists of tunes for competitions in 2014:

A. SENIOR COMPETITIONS

Donald Gruamach’s March PS 2, K
The Red Speckled Bull PS 4, K
Lament for the Union PS 6, K
Nameless ‘Cherede Darievea’ PS 8, K
The Laird of Anapool’s Lament PS 9
The Red Hand in the MacDonalds’ Arms PS 10
Abercairney’s Salute PS 11
The Battle of Waterloo PS 11

Competitors will submit four of the above tunes, one of which they will be required to play.

B. GOLD MEDAL COMPETITIONS

The Big Spree PS 1
The Battle of the Pass of Crieff PS 1, K
Lady Margaret MacDonald’s Salute PS 3, K
Lament for the Departure of King James PS 3, K
Patrick Og MacCrimmon’s Lament PS 3, K
Lament for the Only Son PS 6, K
His Father’s Lament for Donald MacKenzie PS 9
MacNeill of Barra’s March PS 10

Competitors will submit four of the above tunes, one of which they will be required to play.

C. SILVER MEDAL COMPETITIONS

Group 1 ‘Fosgailte’ Tunes

The Groat PS 1, K
MacCrimmon’s Sweetheart PS 7, K
The Little Spree PS 7, K

Group 2 ‘Breabach’ Tunes

Lament for Captain MacDougall PS 6, K
MacDonald of Kinlochmoidart’s Lament No 1 PS 6, K
Corrienessan’s Salute PS 8, K

Group 3 ‘A mach’ Tunes

The Battle of Auldearn No 2 PS 2, K
Black Donald’s March PS 3, K
MacLeod of Raasay’s Salute PS 8, K


Competitors will submit four of the above tunes, at least one from each Group, one of which they will be required to play. Tunes in Group 3 require crunluaths a mach.


New Zealand and South Pacific Pipe Band Championships Timaru 2013

Grade 1

1st Cantebury Caledonian
2nd Manawatu
3rd New Zealand Police

Grade 2

1st Invercargill
2nd St Andrews College

Grade 3

1st South Cantebury
2nd Cantebury Caledonian
3rd Whangarei & County

Grade 4A

1st Te Kuiti & District
2nd Red Hackle PB
3rd Invercargill 2

Grade 4B

1st City of Sails
2nd Balclutha PB
3rd St Andrews College B


2012 R U Brown Piobaireachd Society Silver Chanter Results

Unrestricted Piobaireachd
1st Brett Tidswell, “Viscount of Dundee”
2nd Peter Hewlett, “Capt. McDougall”
3rd Stephen Ross, “The Vaunting”

Restricted Piobaireachd
1st Amelia Chandra
2nd Gabriel Doecke
3rd Anna Doecke


2012 Glenfiddich Championship Results

Piobaireachd
1st Jack Lee, "Ronald MacDonald od Morar's Lament"
2nd Iain Speirs, "MacLeod of Colbeck's Lament"
3rd Willie McCallum, "The Earl of Ross's March"
4th Stuart Liddell, "Lament for the Children"
5th Callum Beaumont,"The Unjust Incarceration"

MSR
1st Willie McCallum
2nd Iain Speirs
3rd Stuart Liddell
4th Finlay Johnston
5th Gordon Walker

Overall winner : Iain Speirs


NORTHERN MEETING (INVERNESS) RESULTS 2012

Clasp
1st Callum Beaumont
2nd Murray Henderson
3rd Willie McCallum
4th Stuart Liddell
5th Euan MacCrimmon

Gold Medal
1st Euan MacCrimmon
2nd Finlay Johnston
3rd Fiona Manson
4th Cameron Drummond
5th Innes Smith

Silver Medal1st Derek Midgley
2nd Michael Fitzhenry
3rd Darach Urquhart
4th Alasdair Henderson
5th Alex Gandy


COWAL PIPE BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS 2012 RESULTS


1st Boghall & Bathgate
2nd Field Marshal Montgomery
3rd Strathclyde Police
4th St. Laurence O'Toole
5th ScottishPower
6th Inveraray & District
Drumming: Boghall & Bathgate


ARGYLLSHIRE GATHERING (OBAN) RESULTS 2012

Gold Medal
1st Finlay Johnston
2nd John Mulhearn
3rd Glenn Bown
4th Douglas Murray
5th James MacHattie


Senior Piobaireachd
1st Stuart Liddell
2nd Iain Speirs
3rd Murray Henderson
4th Willie McCallum
5th Jack Lee


Silver Medal
1st Peter McCalister
2nd Craig Sutherland
3rd Decker Forrest
4th Elizabeth Sheridan


WORLD PIPE BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS 2012 RESULTS

Medley
1st Field Marshal Montgomery
2nd ScottishPower
3rd Boghall & Bathgate
4th Inveraray & District
5th St Laurence O'Tolle
6th Simon Fraser University

MSR
1st Field Marshal Montgomery
2nd ScottishPower
3rd Simon Fraser University
4th Strathclyde Police
5th St Laurence O'Toole
6th Inveraray & District

Grade 1 Overall
1st Field Marshal Montgomery (Northern Ireland)
2nd ScottishPower (Scotland)
3rd Simon Fraser University (Canada)
4th Boghall & Bathgate (Scotland)
5th St. Laurence O'Toole (Ireland)
6th Strathclyde Police (Scotland)

Drumming: Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia


EUROPEAN PIPE BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS 2012 RESULTS

1st Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia
2nd Field Marshal Montgomery
3rd St. Laurence O'Toole
4th Inveraray & District
5th ScottishPower
6th Strathclyde Police
Drumming: Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia


VALE LAURIE ADAM

It is with sadness that we report the passing of Laurie Adam. Laurie emigrated to South Australia with his family from Montrose Scotland. His father Fred took over as Pipe Major of the Port Adelaide Caledonian Society Pipe Band. Laurie played with that band eventually becoming their Pipe Major and later with the McDouall-Stuart Memorial Pipe Band and Banntyne's Pipe Band. Laurie was a founding member of the R U Brown Piobaireachd Society of South Australia and he held the position of Vice Principal of Piping with that organisation. His funeral was held on Saturday the 21/07/12. He will be fondly remembered as a great influence and a true gentleman of Piping.


BOYS BRIGADE PIPING SEMINAR - HONG KONG

Brett Tidswell has just returned after running a week of seminars for pipers of the Boys Brigade in Hong Kong. Reports suggest not only was the time very productive, but also very enjoyable and a lot of fun. Brett thanks all who looked after him so well.


BRITISH PIPE BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS 2012 RESULTS

1st Field Marshal Montgomery
2nd ScottishPower
3rd Inveraray and District
4th Boghall & Bathgate
5th St. Laurence O'Toole
6th Strathclyde Police
Drumming: Boghall & Bathgate


SCOTTISH PIPE BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS 2012 RESULTS

1st Field Marshal Montgomery
2nd ScottishPower
3rd Inveraray and District
4th Strathclyde Police
5th St. Laurence O'Toole
6th Boghall & Bathgate
Drumming: The House of Edgar - Shotts and Dykehead


RU BROWN PIOBAIREACHD SOCIETY COMPETITION RESULTS 2012

Clasp
1st: Martin Frewen
2nd: Marion Horsburgh
3rd: Brett Tidswell

Gold Medal
1st: Callum Beaumont
2nd: Jason Craig
3rd: Tom Glover
4th: Cameron Ely
5th: Tam McGirr

Silver Medal
1st: Stephen Ross
2nd: Thomas Fox
3rd: Kaz Takehara
4th: Blair Hodson
5th: Michaela Doecke

Bronze Medal
1st: Jeremiah Doecke
2nd: Anna Doecke
3rd: Gabrielle Doecke
4th: Michaela Doecke
5th: Amelia Chandra

Novice Piobaireachd
1st: Amelia Chandra
2nd: Gabrielle Doecke
3rd: Anna Doecke
4th: Jeremiah Doecke

A Grade MSR
1st: Callum Beaumont
2nd: Martin Frewen
3rd: Andrew Fuller
4th: Craig Sked
5th: Marion Horsburgh

A Grade H/J
1st: Craig Sked
2nd: Martin Frewen
3rd: Callum Beaumont
4th: Jason Craig
5th: Andrew Fuller

B Grade H/J
1st: Simon Gibson
2nd: Shannon Ritchie
3rd: Michaela Doecke
4th: Blair Hodson
5th: Cameron Ely


B Grade MSR
1st: Blair Hodson
2nd: Simon Gibson
3rd: Michaela Doecke
4th: Cameron Ely
5th: Craig Mckenzie

C Grade
1st: Gabrielle Doecke
2nd: Shannon Ritchie
3rd: Michaela Doecke
4th: Jeremiah Doecke
5th: Anna Doecke

D Grade
1st: Gabrielle Doecke
2nd: Amelia Chandra
3rd: Anna Doecke
4th: Andrew Thomson
5th: Mel Inglis


PIOBAIREACHD SOCIETY SET TUNES FOR 2013

The Piobaireachd Society has issued the following list of tunes for competition in 2013.

Senior (submit four)
The Blue Ribbon
Isabel Mackay
Lachlan MacNeill Campbell of Kintarbert's Fancy
Lady MacDonald's Lament
The Old Men of the Shells
In Praise of Morag
The Prince's Salute
Ronald MacDonald of Morar's Lament

Gold Medal (submit four)
The Battle of Bealach nam Brog
Clanranald's Salute
MacDonald of Kinlochmoidart's Lament (No. 2)
The MacDonalds are Simple
Nameless (Hiharin odin, hiharin dro)
The Rout of Glenfruin
The Vaunting
The Young Laird of Dungallon's Salute

Silver Medal (submit four)
All the Old Men Paid Rent But Rory
Duntroon's March
Fair Honey
Grain in Hides and Corn in Sacks
Lady Anapool's Lament
Lord MacDonald's Lament
Melbank's Salute
The Parading of the MacDonalds


VALE DONALD MacPHERSON

We are sad to report the passing of piping legend Donald MacPherson. Aged 89 Donald was one of the most respected and successful figures in the solo piping world.

Donald holds the record for winning nine Clasps at the Northern Meeting. He also won the Senior Piobaireachd at the Argyllshire Gathering 15 times, 6 former winners MSR at Inverness, the list goes on and on.

Donald generously passed his knowledge to many students who have also had considerable success in the world solo piping scene. Through them and his many recordings his music will live on.

We pass our sincere condolences to his family, we know he will be sadly missed.


AUSTRALIAN PIPE BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS BALLARAT 2012 RESULTS

Grade 1

1st WA Police
2nd Queensland Highlanders
3rd Band Club

Grade 2

1st Moorabin
2nd City of Adelaide
3rd St Andrews

Grade 3

1st New Zealand Foundation
2nd Williamstown RSL
3rd City of Melbourne

Grade 4

1st University of Ballarat no.2
2nd Golden City
3rd South Cantebury

Juvenile

1st New Zealand Foundation
2nd Scots College NSW
3rd Scotch College Melbourne


NEW ZEALAND PIPE BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS TAURANGA 2012 RESULTS

Grade 1

1st Cantebury Caledonian
2nd Auckland and District
3rd Manawatu

Grade 2

1st Moorabin
2nd Invercargill
3rd St Andrews

Grade 3

1st Wynnum RSL
2nd South Cantebury
3rd Cantebury Caledonian

Grade 4A

1st Celtic PB
2nd Mataura Kilites
3rd City of Nelson

Grade 4B

1st Otahuhu and Districts
2nd St Kentigern Old Collegians
3rd City of Sails

Juvenile

1st St Andrews College
2nd Cantebury Caledonian
3rd Manawatu


BRETT TIDSWELL AWARDED APBA LIFE MEMBERSHIP

Brett Tidswell, Australian National Principal of Piping was awarded Life Membership of the Australian Pipe Bands Association at the SA Branch meeting on Monday 6th February 2012. Brett has held various positions at both Branch and National level for over 25 years but more recently has now held the top piping job for almost 14 years.


2011 Glenfiddich Championship Results

Piobaireachd
1st Iain Speirs
2nd Stuart Liddell
3rd Roddy MacLeod
4th Willie McCallum
5th Angus MacColl


MSR
1st Roddy MacLeod
2nd Chris Armstrong
3rd Willie McCallum
4th Niall Stewart
5th Stuart Liddell


Overall winner : Roddy MacLeod


SCHOOL OF PIPING SPONSORS TANUNDA BAND COMPETITION

The School of Piping has sponsored the Pipe Band competition held at the Chateau Tanunda Winery in the beautiful Barrossa Valley, South Australia on the 15th October 2011. Congratulations to all winning bands and to all who participated.


NORTHERN MEETING (INVERNESS) RESULTS 2011

Gold Medal
1st Niall Stewart
2nd Faye Henderson
3rd Innes Smith
4th Simon McKerrell
5th Cameron Drummond

Clasp
1st Angus MacColl
2nd Jack Lee
3rd Roddy MacLeod
4th Willie McCallum
5th Murray Henderson

Silver Medal
1st Gordon Bruce
2nd David Wilton
3rd Jamie Forrester
4th Stuart Easton
5th Alastair Lee

A-Grade MSR
1st Andrew Hayes
2nd Alastair Dunn
3rd Cameron Drummond
4th Will Nichols
5th Callum Beaumont

Former Winners MSR
1st Jack Lee
2nd Willie McCallum
3rd Ian K. MacDonald
4th Angus MacColl
5th Gordon Walker


COWAL PIPE BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS 2011 RESULTS

1st Field Marshal Montgomery
2nd Inveraray and District
3rd Boghall and Bathgate
4th St. Laurence O'Toole
5th Strathclyde Police
6th Scottish Power
Drumming: House of Edgar Shotts and Dykehead


VALE P/M ALASDAIR GILLIES

It is our sad duty to report the passing of Pipe Major Alasdair Gillies on the 27th August 2011. Pipe Major of the Queens Own Highlanders and one of the top piping competitors of the modern era. Winner of the Silver Star for former winners of the MSR at the Northern Meeting a record eleven times. Three times winner of the Glenfiddich Championships.

He won both Highland Society of London’s Gold Medals (Argyllshire Gathering 1989, Northern Meeting 2004)

The piping world will sadly miss Alasdair and his jovial nature. Many condolences to his family and friends.


ARGYLLSHIRE GATHERING (OBAN) RESULTS 2011

Gold Medal
1st Callum Beaumont
2nd Cameron Drummond
3rd John-Angus Smith
4th Glenn Brown
5th Innes Smith


Senior Piobaireachd
1st Iain Speirs
2nd Angus MacColl
3rd Willie McCallum
4th Roddy MacLeod
5th Jack Lee


Silver Medal
1st Gordon Bruce
2nd Alastair Lee
3rd Sean McKeown
4th Mike Fitzhenry
5th Douglas Gardiner


WORLD PIPE BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS 2011 RESULTS

1st Field Marshal Montgomery
2nd Simon Fraser University
3rd Scottish Power
4th Inveraray and District
5th St. Laurence O'Toole
6th Boghall and Bathgate
Drumming: House of Edgar Shotts and Dykehead


WATCH THE 2011 WORLD PIPE BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS STREAMED LIVE

The BBC will again be streaming the World Pipe Band Championships live on Staurday the 13th August 2011. It can be seen at http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/worlds/2011/


EUROPEAN PIPE BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS 2011 RESULTS

1st Field Marshal Montgomery
2nd St. Laurence O'Toole
3rd Inveraray and District
4th Scottish Power
5th Fife Constabulary
6th Boghall and Bathgate


VALE ERNEST DOWLER OAM

It is our sad duty to advise of the passing of Pipe Major Ernest Dowler OAM on the evening of Friday 22nd July 2011. Pipe Major of both the Royal Caledonian Society Pipe Band and The Adelaide University Regiment, tutor for many years at Scotch College - Adelaide and also a tutor at The City of Adelaide Pipe Band. In 2009 Ern was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for his services to Piping, an award many thought was long overdue.

Ern had a huge influence on piping in South Australia and his enthusiasm, drive and encouragement will be sadly missed. Our thoughts are with his family at this time.

Many a humorous story will be remembered, but most of all Ern was a true Highland Gentleman.


NEW DOWNLOADABLE LESSONS FROM SCHOOL OF PIPING

We are pleased to announce a new downloadable album "Lessons volume 2" and individual tune downloads have been added to the School of Piping site.
Featuring:
6/8 Dundee City Police Pipe Band, 2/4 Duke of Roxburghe's Farewell to the Blackmount Forest, Strathspey Maggie Cameron, Reel Alick C McGregor, Jig The Kitchen Maid and Hornpipe P/M George Allan, have been added to the Audio Lessons page.

We hope that you will enjoy them.


ORDER OF AUSTRALIA MEDAL AWARDED FOR SERVICES TO MUSIC

Greg Bassani, National Principal of Drumming with the Australian Pipe Band College has been awarded the Order of Australia Medal in 2011 for services to music. Greg has put in a huge effort over many years to promote drumming in Pipe Bands throughout Australia. Well Done Greg, a recognition long overdue.


SCHOOL OF PIPING SPONSOR - SHAMROCK CUP PIPING COMPETITION

School of Piping has donated prizes for the Piobaireachd section of the Shamrock Cup Indoor Piping Competition to be held on Saturday June 11 2011 at the Shannon Pub, Montevideo, Uruguay. We wish all the competitors well and hope the day is enjoyable.


R U BROWN PIOBAIREACHD SOCIETY LIFE MEMBERSHIP

President of the R U Brown Piobaireachd Society Mr. Craig E Masson has been awarded Life Membership of the Society at the meeting held on Friday 3rd June 2011. The award was accomponied by a bottle of 18 year old Highland Park. Craig has put in years of tireless effort and has been instrumental in setting up the current contest format with the philosophy of a contest for Pipers run by Pipers, in which the competitors are the primary focus. Well done Craig, a justly deserved reward.


SCHOOL OF PIPING SPONSOR - APBA SA BRANCH MAY 2011 MINI BANDS & SOLOS

School of Piping has donated the prizes for Elementary Piping for the 2011 competition. Congratulations to Michaela Doecke, Jeremiah Doecke and Alexandra Culver.


SCOTTISH PIPE BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS 2011 RESULTS

1st Field Marshal Montgomery
2nd St. Laurence O'Toole
3rd ScottishPower
4th Boghall & Bathgate
5th Inveraray and District
6th Fife Constabulary
Drumming: St. Laurence O'Toole


2011 R U BROWN PIOBAIREACHD SOCIETY COMPETITION RESULTS


PIOBAIREACHD

Gold Medal

1st Ross Campbell
2nd Brett Tidswell
3rd Stuart Easton
4th Jonathon Quay
5th Jamie Hawke

Silver Medal

1st Tam McGirr
2nd Katie Lawton
3rd Meg Drinan
4th Kaz Takehara
5th Adam Wishart


Bronze Medal

1st Robert Wilkinson
2nd Jeremy Tran
3rd Kirby Douglas
4th Liam Salter
5th Stuart Curnow

Merv Hall Medal (Novice)

1st Michaela Doecke
2nd Rylie Douglas
3rd Jeremiah Doecke
4th Stuart Curnow
5th Alex Lolev

CEOL BEAG

A Grade (Open) MSR

1st Stuart Easton
2nd Marion Horsburgh
3rd Jamie Hawke
4th Mark McKenzie
5th Robert Gibb

A Grade (Open) H/J

1st Stuart Easton
2nd Robert Gibb
3rd Tam McGirr
4th Matthew Supranowicz
5th Andrew Fuller

B Grade (Intermediate) MSR

1st Katie Lawton
2nd Adam Wishart
3rd Craig McKenzie
4th Meg Drinan
5th Lewis Hayward

B Grade (Intermediate) H/J

1st Miranda Boath
2nd Adam Wishart
3rd Katie Lawton
4th Lewis Hayward
5th William Butterfield-Rossi

C Grade (Sub Intermediate)

1st Lewis Hayward
2nd Jeremiah Doecke
3rd Michaela Doecke
4th Kirby Douglas
5th Seb Mignot

D Grade (Elementary)

1st Michaela Doecke
2nd Kyle Watson
3rd Alexandra Culver
4th Jeremiah Doecke
5th Amelia Chandra


SCHOOL OF PIPING SUPPORT FOR WORKSHOPS

This year the School of Piping has donated books as encouragement prizes and procedes of sales to both the APBA Summer School and the South Coast Piping and Drumming Workshop. We are proud to be able to support such great initiatives to develop piping within Australia.


VALE LEWIS TURRELL M.B.E.

We have been informed of the passing of Lewis Turrell in Auckland, New Zealand on the 21st April 2011 after a long battle with lung cancer. A sad loss for piping in this part of the world. Lewis was a much loved character and friend to all he met. A pupil of William Kennedy, George McLennan and PM Donald McLeod M.B.E. Lewis rose to legendary status in 1958 when he won the Gold Medal at Inverness (the first overseas competitor to do so). On that day he also won the Strathspeys and Reels, the Jig and was second in the March. He has been Pipe Major of the Invercargill and Wellington Pipe Bands and has made such a huge impact on piping in New Zealand. Lewis will be sadly missed by all.


NEW PRODUCT FROM THE SCHOOL OF PIPING

Thr Bagpipie Instruction Manual covers everything you need to know to set up a bagpipe and solve the most common problems. A concise A5 publication with 36 pages and demonstrative photographs. This is the perfect size to fit in your pipe case and help you when assistance is most needed.


MAJOR PIPE BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR 2011

Scottish Championships: Levengrove Park, Dumbarton, Scotland: 21st May 2011

British Championships: Annan, Scotland: 25th June 2011

European Championships: Belfast, Northern Ireland: 30th July 2011

World Championships: Glasgow, Scotland: 13th August 2011

Cowal Championships: Dunoon, Scotland: 27th August 2011


PIOBAIREACHD SOCIETY (UK) SET TUNES FOR 2012

Senior (submit four, play one)
Colin Roy MacKenzie's Lament
Craigellachie
The Finger Lock
MacLeod of Colbeck's Lament
Mary's Praise
The Rout of the Lowland Captain
The Stewarts' White Banner
The Unjust Incarceration

Gold Medal (submit three, play one)
The Black Wedder's White Tail
The Daughter's Lament
My Dearest on Earth Give Me Your Kiss
Farewell to the Laird of Islay
The Gunns' Salute
Macintosh of Borlum's Salute
Lament for Captain Donald MacKenzie
Lament for King George III

Silver Medal (submit four, play one)
The Bicker
Catherine's Lament
Lament for Donald of Laggan
The MacGregors' Salute
MacLeod's Controversy
MacLeod's Short Tune
Salute to Donald
You're Welcome, Ewen Locheil


BAGPIPE DEVELOPMENT SOCIETY

Bruce Gandy has started the Bagpipe Development Society to promote and enhance bagpipe music through educational funding and partnership. This is his way of putting something back into the art which has given him so much. Bruce's latest CD "Front Row Seat" is a series of recordings of piobaireachd from competitions where Bruce has won major prizes. Funds from sales will go toward the Society. The CD is due for release shortly.


AUSTRALIAN PIPE BAND ASSOC SUMMER SCHOOL 2011

The first APBA Summer School was a tremendous success. 92 participanst in total for a full week of tuition, performing and fun! Well done to all of those involved, a great initiative that we will see bolster the standards of young pipers and drummers around the country. School of Piping is proud to be a sponsor of this event.


R U BROWN PIOBAIREACHD SOCIETY GOLD MEDAL COMPETITION WEEKEND

7th May 2011 recital 7pm Scotch College Chapel Carruth Road Torrens Park South Australia.

Recitalists will be: Robert Wallace, Robert Gibb, Ian Lyons and Stuart Easton.

8th May R U Brown Gold Medal solo Competition, Scotch College Adelaide.

Entry and details to be found at: http://rubrown.org.au/


2010 Glenfiddich Results

Piobaireachd
1st Angus MacColl
2nd Willie McCallum
3rd Dr. Angus MacDonald
4th Andrew Hayes
5th Stuart Liddell

MSR

1st Stuart Liddell
2nd Angus MacColl
3rd Roddy MacLeod
4th Iain Speirs
5th Willie McCallum

Overall winner : Angus MacColl


PIPER'S PERSUASION

A new website has been produced by Allan Hamilton of Strathclyde Police fame which has a series of interviews with the "greatest players of the modern day". Interviews with Brett Tidswell have now been posted. Also featured are: Ian McLellan, Willie Morrison, Rob Mathieson, James Wark and more!


VALE RON GALLACHER

We sadly report the passing of Ron Gallacher. Ex Principal of Piping, Australian Pipe Band College and Pipe Major of Hawthorn City Pipe Band in it's heyday. Ron contributed so much to piping in Australia and will be sadly missed by all.


FACEBOOK, BLOG and TWITTER

A School of Piping group has been added on facebook. It provides the opportunity for users of the site to be updated, to enter into discussions and ask questions. Many pipers from the beginner through to the Internationally famous are now members of the group. Hope to interact with many of you there, come and feel free to add yourself and enjoy the interaction.

In addition we now have a Blog and we are also on Twitter and have a You Tube Channel please feel free to add us and stay in touch with the latest piping news and site developments.

YOU TUBE

Two video clips from Brett Tidswell's albums have been added to You Tube The Big Spree and also

Amazing Grace if you enjoy them, you might like to buy the CD's and help fund this site. 

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BRAEMAR GATHERING RESULTS 2010

Piobaireachd
1st Marion Horsburgh
2nd Gordon Walker
3rd Brendan Eade
4th Andrew Carlisle
5th Matt Pantaleoni
6th John-Angus Smith


March
1st Gordon Walker
2nd Jori Chisholm
3rd Andrea Boyd
4th Andrew Carlisle
5th John-Angus Smith
6th Matt MacIsaac


Strathspey & Reel
1st Gordon Walker
2nd Jori Chisholm
3rd Andrea Boyd
4th Andrew Carlisle
5th Matt MacIsaac
6th William Nichols


NORTHERN MEETING (INVERNESS) RESULTS 2010

Gold Medal

1st Andrew Hayes
2nd Niall Stewart
3rd William Geddes
4th Andy Rogers
5th Jori Chisholm


Silver Medal
1st Andrew Bonar
2nd John Mulhearn
3rd Sean McKeown

4th Xavier Boderiou
5th Alasdair Henderson

A-Grade MSR
1st Brendon Eade
2nd Andrew Bonar
3rd Alex Gandy, Dartmouth
4th Cameron Drummond
5th Alasdair Henderson

Silver Star Former Winners MSR
1st Stuart Liddell
2nd Willie McCallum
3rd Roddy MacLeod
4th Jack Lee, Surrey
5th Chris Armstrong


ARGYLLSHIRE GATHERING (OBAN) RESULTS 2010

Gold Medal
1st Faye Henderson, "Lament for Donald Duaghal MacKay"
2nd Chris Armstrong, Airth, Scotland
3rd Douglas Murray, Cupar, Scotland4th Fiona Manson, Glasgow
5th Cameron Drummond, Edinburgh

Senior Piobaireachd
1st Dr. Angus MacDonald ("The Old Woman's Lullaby" and "The Aged Warrior's Sorrow")
2nd Angus MacColl, Benderloch, Scotland
3rd Iain Speirs, Edinburgh ("Salute on the Birth of Rory Mor MacLeod" and "Left Hand")
4th Jack Lee, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada

Silver Medal
1st Craig Sked, "Lady Margaret MacDonald's Salute"
2nd Derek Midgley, "The Big Spree
3rd Tracey Williams, "I Got A Kiss of the King's Hand"
4th Alex Gandy "The Earl of Seaforth's Salute"
5th Alastair Lee, Vancouver, "Lady Margaret MacDonald's Salute"

Silver Star Former Winners' MSR
1st Stuart Liddell, Inveraray, Scotland
2nd Angus MacColl
3rd Jack Lee
4th Willie McCallum, Bearsden, Scotland


WORLD PIPE BAND CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS 2010

1st St. Laurence O'Toole (Ireland)
2nd Field Marshal Montgomery (Northern Ireland)
3rd Simon Fraser University (Canada)
4th Boghall & Bathgate (Scotland)
5th House of Edgar-Shotts & Dykehead (Scotland)
6th ScottishPower (Scotland)
Drumming: St. Laurence O'Toole

Strathclyde Police placed 7th overall.


BRIDGE OF ALLAN RESULTS 2010


1st Strathclyde Police
2nd Fife Constabulary
3rd Inverary and District
4th Cantebury Caledonia

Drumming: Strathclyde Police


EUROPEAN PIPE BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS 2010 RESULTS

1st St Laurence O'Toole
2nd Field Marshall Montgomery
3rd Boghall & Bathgate
4th Strathclyde Police
5th Scottish Power
6th Shotts and Dykehead
Drumming: St Laurence O'Toole


BRITISH PIPE BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS 2010 RESULTS

1st Field Marshal Montgomery
2nd Boghall & Bathgate
3rd St. Laurence O'Toole
4th ScottishPower
5th House of Edgar-Shotts & Dykehead
6th Strathclyde Police
Drumming: Boghall & Bathgate


EUSPBA PIOBAIREACHD TUTORIAL SERIES

The EUSPBA has introduced a series of
piobaireachd tutorials by Jimmy McKintosh. These can be seen here http://vimeo.com/channels/103905


R U BROWN PIOBAIREACHD SOCIETY GOLD MEDAL COMPETITION 2010 RESULTS

Piobaireachd
Gold Medal

1st Alastair McInnes
2nd Brett Tidswell
3rd Ian Lyons
4th Ross Campbell
5th Jamie Hawke
Judges: Bob Worrall, Ian Bruce

Silver Medal
1st Cameron Ely
2nd Luke Albrecht
3rd Murray Huggins
4th Kaz Takehara
5th Kyle Moir
Judge: William Robertson

Bronze Medal
1st Caitlan McInnes
2nd Herbie Douglas
3rd Allan Easton
4th Cameron Ely
5th Liam Brown
Judge: Roy Gunn

Open MSR
1st Ian Lyons
2nd Marion Horsburgh
3rd Alastair McInnes
4th Andrew Roach
5th Andrew Fuller
Judges: Malcolm McRae, Scott Nicolson

Open Jig & Hornpipe
1st Alastair McInnes
2nd Ian Lyons
3rd Andrew Fuller
4th Mathew Supronowicz
5th Brett Tidswell
Judges: Denis Browning, Dave Patterson


AUSTRALIAN PIPE BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS 2010 RESULTS

Grade 1

1st The Pipeband Club Australia

2nd Australia Highlanders

3rd Qld Highlanders No 1

Best Drum Corps: The Pipeband Club Australia

Grade 2

1st Hawthorn City

2nd City of Adelaide

3rd Moorabbin

Best Drum Corps: University of Ballarat No 1

Grade 3

1st Manawatu Development Band

2nd LCC Southern Cross No 1

3rd Wynnum Services Club

Best Drum Corps Manawatu Development Band

Grade 4

1st LCC Southern Cross

2nd Gold Coast Tweed

3rd Canberra Burns Club No 2

Best Drum Corps: University of Ballarat No 2

Juvenile

1st; Scotch College Mebourne

2nd Scots College No 1 Sydney

3rd Scots School Bathurst

Best Drum Corps: Scotch College Mebourne


2010 NZ Championship - Results

Grade 1 - 1st Auckland & Districts, 2nd Manawatu, 3rd Canterbury Caledonian, 4th NZ Police.
Grade 2 - City of Invercargill
Grade 3 - Manawatu Scottish Development
Grade 4 - South Canterbury HPB


AR SONER MAGAZINE FEATURES HANDBOOK

Ar Soner magazine from Bretonne (France) has featured "The Complete Pipers Handbook" in its latest edition. This presents an excellent review by Jean-Luc Le Moign from the University of Lorient and renown Breton piping expert. Also shown are photographs and extracts from the book.


RESULTS R U BROWN PIOBAIREACHD SOCIETY SILVER CHANTER 2009

1st Brett Tidswell - McDougall's Gathering
2nd Peter Hewlett - Lament for the Children
3rd Kaz Takehara - Desperate Battle

Prizes supplied by Colin Kyo Bagpipes.


RESULTS PIPING SOCIETY OF LONDON COMPETITION 7 NOVEMBER 2009

Bratach Gorm (reserved for Gold Medallists)
1st Stuart Liddell
2nd Bruce Gandy, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
3rd Gordon Walker, Galston, Scotland
4th Willie McCallum, Bearsden, Scotland
5th Roddy MacLeod, Glasgow

Gillies Cup Piobaireachd (reserved for A-Grade and Silver Medallists)
1st Stuart Liddell
2nd Bruce Gandy
3rd James Murray, Cupar, Scotland
4th Willie McCallum
5th Glenn Brown, Glasgow

London Medallion MSR (reserved for those eligible for the Former Winners MSRs at Oban or Inverness and London Strachan winners)
1st Willie McCallum
2nd Callum Beaumont, Bo'ness, Scotland
3rd Iain Speirs, Edinburgh
4th Niall Stewart, Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland
5th Roddy MacLeod

J.B. Robertson March
1st James Murray
2nd Willie McCallum
3rd Roddy Macleod
4th Stuart Liddell
5th Callum Beaumont

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Stuart Liddell
2nd Glenn Brown
3rd Gordon Walker

A-Grade
Piobaireachd (Snuff Mull)
1st Simon McKerrell
2nd Callum Beaumont, Bo'ness, Scotland
3rd Innes Smith
4th Jonathan Greenlees, Northern Ireland
5th Andy Rogers, Fredericton, New Brunswick

MSR (Strachan Trophy)
1st Gordon McReady, Renfrew, Scotland
2nd Andrea Boyd, Glasgow
3rd Alan Johnstone, Glasgow
4th Andrew Carlisle
5th Cameron Drummond, Edinburgh

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Jonathan Greenlees, Northern Ireland
2nd Gordon McCready
3rd Alan Johnstone


BALVENIE MEDAL AWARDED TO MALCOLM MCRAE

The 2009 Balvenie medal for services to Piping was awarded to Malcolm McRae at this years Glenfiddich Championship. Congratulations to Malcolm, a well deserved recognition indeed. The details of the award and Malcolm's achievements can be seen here: Balvenie Medal for Malcolm McRae.


GLENFIDDICH CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS 31 OCTOBER 2009

Overall
1st Stuart Liddell
2nd Willie McCallum
3rd Roddy MacLeod
4th Bruce Gandy, Dartmouth Nova Scotia
5th Gordon Walker, Galston, Scotland

Piobaireachd
1st Roddy MacLeod, tune: "Lament for Donald Duaghal MacKay"
2nd Bruce Gandy, tune: "Lord Lovat's Lament"
3rd Stuart Liddell, tune "The Earl of Seaforth's Salute"
4th Willie McCallum, tune: "Lament for the Earl of Antrim"
5th James Murray, tune: "The Old Men of the Shells"
Judges: Malcolm McRae, Ronnie McShannon, Jack Taylor

MSR
1st Willie McCallum, tunes: "Capt. Campbell of Drum a Voisk," "Ewe wi' the Crookit Horn," "Roddy MacDonald's Fancy"
2nd Stuart Liddell, tunes: "The Duke of Roxburgh's Farewell to the Blackmount Forest," "Atholl Cummers," "The Little Cascade"
3rd Gordon Walker, tunes: "Edinburgh City Police Pipe Band," "Maggie Cameron," "Major David Manson"
4th Angus MacColl, tunes: "Benderloch, Scotland", "John MacColl's Farewell to Kilbowie Cottage," "Caledonian Society of London" ,"Mrs. MacPherson of Inveran"
5th Roddy MacLeod, tunes: "The Marchioness of Tuillibardine," "Arniston Castle," "Ca' the Ewes"
Judges: Bill Livingstone, Iain MacFadyen, Andrew Wright


PM BRETT TIDSWELL IN SINGAPORE

Brett Tidswell, Principal of Piping with the Australian Pipe Band Asociation with be judging the Boys Brigade Competitions and running a number of seminars in Singapore from the 5th December 2009.


BRAEMAR GATHERING (SCOTLAND) RESULTS 2009

Piobaireachd
1st Marion Horsburgh
2nd Greg Wilson
3rd Michael Gray
4th Jamie Forrester
5th Jori Chisholm
6th Simon McKerrell

March
1st John-Angus Smith
2nd Alasdair Gillies
3rd Jori Chisholm
4th Greg Wilson
5th Simon McKerrell
6th Jonathan Greenlees

Strathspey & Reel
1st Alasdair Gillies
2nd Greg Wilson
3rd Jori Chisholm
4th Andrew Carlisle
5th John-Angus Smith
6th Andy Rogers


NORTHERN MEETING (INVERNESS) RESULTS 2009


Highland Society of London Gold Medal
1st Glenn Brown, "Beloved Scotland"
2nd William Geddes, Edinburgh, "Nameless - hiharin dro o dro"
3rd Fiona Manson, Glasgow, "Lament for the Dead"
4th James Murray, Cupar, Scotland, "The Earl of Seaforth's Salute"
5th Calum Beaumont, Bo'ness, Scotland, "The Battle of Aldearn #2"
Judges: Jim McGillivray, Jim McIntosh, John Wilson

Clasp
1st Stuart Liddell
2nd Roddy MacLeod, Glasgow
3rd Jack Lee, Surrey, British Columba
4th Murray Henderson, Kirriemuir, Scotland
5th Richard Hawke, New Zealand
Judges: John MacDougall, Iain MacFadyen, Iain Morrison

Silver Medal
1st Cameron Drummond, Edinburgh, "The MacKays' Banner"
2nd John Mulhearn, Troon, Scotland, "The Gathering of Clan Chattan"
3rd Jamie Forrester, "A Flame of Wrath for Squinting Peter"
4th David Wilton, "Lament for Captain MacDougall"
5th Alistair Lee, Vancouver, "The Desperate Battle"
Judges: Ian Duncan, George Lumsden, Jack Taylor

RSPS Silver Star Former Winners MSR
1st Willie McCallum, Bearsden, Scotland
2nd Angus MacColl, Benderloch, Scotland
3rd Stuart Liddell, Inveraray, Scotland
4th Gordon Walker, Galston, Scotland
5th James Murray, Cupar
Judges: Iain MacLellan, Malcolm McRae, Ronnie McShannon


COWAL RESULTS -Dunoon August 29, 2009

Grade 1
1st Field Marshal Montgomery
2nd St.Laurence O'Toole
3rd House of Edgar-Shotts & Dykehead
4th Strathclyde Police
5th Boghall & Bathgate
6th ScottishPower
Drumming: House of Edgar-Shotts & Dykehead


AGYLLSHIRE GATHERING (OBAN) RESULTS 2009

Highland Society of London Gold Medal
1st Alastair Dunn, "Lament for the Viscount of Dundee"
2nd Glenn Brown, Glasgow, "The MacRaes' March"
3rd Marion Horsburgh, New Zealand, "The Earl of Seaforth's Salute"
4th Allan Russell, Kelty, Scotland, "Nameless – Hiharin Dro o Dro"
5th Andrew Hayes, Ottawa, "Lament for the Viscount of Dundee"
Judges: John MacDougall, Iain MacFadyen, Colin MacLellan

Senior Piobaireachd
1st Angus MacColl, "Mrs. MacLeod of Talisker's Salute"
2nd Niall Stewart, Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland, "The Earl of Ross's March"
3rd Jack Lee, Surrey, British Columbia, "Lament for Donald Ban MacCrimmon"
4th Willie McCallum, Bearsden, Scotland, "MacLeod of Colbecks Lament"
Judges: Malcolm McRae, John Wilson, Andrew Wright


Silver Medal
1st Cameron Drummond, Edinburgh, "Clan Chattan's Gathering"
2nd Alastair Lee, Vancouver, British Columbia, "The MacKays' Banner"
3rd David Wilton, Forfar, Scotland, "The Piper's Warning to His Master"
4th Faye Henderson, Kirriemuir, Scotland, "Clan Chattan's Gathering"
5th John Mulhearn, Troon, Scotland, "The Piper's Warning to His Master"
Judges: Alan Forbes, Jim McGillivray, Ronnie McShannon

RSPS Silver Star Former Winners MSR
1st James Murray, Cupar, Scotland
2nd Stuart Liddell, Inveraray, Scotland
3rd Gordon Walker, Galston, Scotland
4th Douglas Murray, Cupar, Scotland
Judges: James Banks, Barry Donaldson, Bob Worrall


2009 WORLD PIPE BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS - RESULTS

Grade 1 Overall
1st Simon Fraser University (Canada)
2nd Field Marshal Montgomery (Northern Ireland)
3rd St. Laurence O'Toole (Ireland)
4th Strathclyde Police (Scotland).
5th House of Edgar-Shotts & Dykehead (Scotland)
6th Boghall & Bathgate (Scotland)
Drumming: Simon Fraser University (Canada)

Grade 1 Medley
1st Simon Fraser University
2nd Field Marshal Montgomery
3rd St. Laurence O'Toole
4th House of Edgar-Shotts & Dykehead
5th Boghall & Bathgate
6th ScottishPower
Drumming: House of Edgar-Shotts & Dykehead (Scotland)
Judges: I Wood, T. Sloane (piping); G. Craig (drumming); Joe Noble (ensemble)

Grade 1 MSR
1st Simon Fraser University
2nd Field Marshal Montgomery
3rd St. Laurence O'Toole
4th Strathclyde Police
5th House of Edgar Shotts & Dykehead
6th Boghall & Bathgate
Drumming: SFU
Judges: Malcolm MacKenzie, John Moles (piping); A. Steele (drumming); David Clark (ensemble)

Grade 2 (MSR)
1st Inveraray & District (Scotland)
2nd Ravara (Northern Ireland)
3rd Mauchline & District
4th Dumfries & Galloway Constabulary (Scotland)
5th Grampian Police (Scotland)
6th New Westminster Police (Canada)
Drumming: Inveraray
Judges: Alan Ronaldson, G. Lawrie (piping); Gordon Parkes (drumming); and Denver Cardwell (ensemble)

Grade 3A
1st Killen (Northern Ireland)
2nd Williamwood (Scotland)
3rd Howard Memorial (ensemble preference)
4th McNeillstown (Northern Ireland)
5th Auchintober (Scotland)
6th Cullen
Drumming: Auchintober

Grade 3B
1st Benoni MacTalla (South Africa)
2nd Castlerock
3rd Ulster Scottish (USA)
4th Methil & District (Scotland)
5th Manor Cunningham
6th Royal Burgh of Stirling (Scotland)
Drumming: Methil

Juvenile
1st George Watson's College (Scotland)
2nd Boghall & Bathgate (Scotland)
3rd Scotia Glenville (USA)
4th Robert Malcolm Memorial (Canada)
5th Kintyre Schools (Scotland)
6th Robert Wiseman-Dairies Vale of Atholl (Scotland)
Drumming: Boghall

Grade 4A
1st Letterkenny & District (Northern Ireland)
2nd Quinn Memorial (Northern Ireland)
3rd Geoghechan Memorial
4th Matt Boyd Memorial
5th Moneygore
6th City of Timaru Highland (New Zealand)
Drumming: Letterkenny

Grade 4B
1st Thiepval Memorial
2nd Ballyboley
3rd William Kerr Memorial
4th Achill Mayo
5th Tullylagan
6th Pasadena Scottish (USA)

Novice Juvenile
1st George Watson's College
2nd North Lanarkshire Schools
3rd Johnstone
4th Inveraray & District
5th Dumbarton & District
6th Kintyre Schools
Drumming: George Watson's


VALE ALEC KERR

It is with sadness that we report the passing of Alec Kerr. Alec was a piper with the Black Watch and NCR Pipe Band in Scotland before emigrating to South Australia and joining the McDouall-Stuart Memorial Pipe Band. His funeral was held on Tuesday 18/8/09. He will be fondly remembered as one of the true gentleman of Piping.


HONOURS FOR PIPE MAJOR ERNEST DOWLER

Pipe Major Ernest Dowler, formerly of the Adelaide University Regiment Pipes and Drums has been awarded the Order of Australia Medal at the Queens Birthday Honours for Services to the Pipe Band community. We done Ern, a great ambassador for piping and many of us owe you a great debt of gratitude. It is great to see Ernie still competing in Open competition well into his eighties.

 
     
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