Glasgow CLASP Results 2014

Overall Winners 
Grade 1 Stephen Whitton
Grade 2 Janette Greenwood
Grade 3 Colin Taylor

Grade 3 Piobaireachd Ground
1st Stephen Whitton
2nd Helen Thomson
3rd Colin Taylor

Grade 3 Full Piobaireachd
1st Colin Taylor
2nd Robert Thomson
3rd Neill Mitchell

Grade 2 Piobaireachd 
1st Douglas Maxwell
2nd Sandie Greenwood
3rd Michael McGowan

Grade 1 Piobaireachd
1st Susy Klinger
2nd Bob Low
3rd John MacLeod

Grade 3 – 2/4 March
1st Douglas Maxwell
2nd Colin Taylor
3rd Robert Thomson

Grade 3 – Strathspey & Reel
1st Douglas Maxwell
2nd Colin Taylor
3rd Helen Thomson

Grade 3 – Jig
1st Douglas Maxwell
2nd Colin Taylor
3rd Robert Thomson

Grade 2 – 2/4 March
1st Janette Greenwood
2nd Ian Graham
3rd Jack Lockhart

Grade 2 – Strathspey & Reel
1st Ian Graham
2nd Janette Greenwood
3rd Sandie Greenwood

Grade 2 – Jig
1st Jack Lockhart
2nd Ian Graham
3rd Janette Greenwood

Grade 1 MSR
1st Stephen Whitton
2nd Michael Graham
3rd Bob Low

Grade 1 – Jig
1st John MacLeod
2nd Stephen Whitton
3rd Bob Low

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Evening and Saturday Classes – Enrol Now!

Term 3 of Evening and Saturday Classes at The National Piping Centre will commence from the 26th of April 2014.

Complete Beginners are welcomed.
A range of days and times are offered for students at all levels.
Fees are £80 for Under 16′s and £90 for Adults.
The term lasts for 10 weeks.

For online enrolment, more information, and to download the brochure visit: https://www.thepipingcentre.co.uk/bagpipe-education/evening-classes/

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Scots Guards Club Knockout Results – April 2014

Steven Gray won his semi final at the Scots Guards Club yesterday Sunday 13 April beatin Craig Sutherland, he will play against Margaret Dunn in the final 11 May at the Scots Guards Club 4pm as normal.

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Glasgow CLASP 2014 – Draw

Starting time 9.30am

Grade 3 – Piobaireachd

  • Stephen Whitton (Ground only)
  • Helen Thomson
  • Alan Baillie
  • Colin Taylor
  • George Gordon
  • Neil Mitchell
  • Robert Thomson (Full only)

Grade 2 – Piobaireachd

  • Michael McGowan
  • Allan Harper
  • Sandie Greenwood
  • Janette Greenwood
  • Douglas Maxwell

Grade 1 – Piobaireachd

  • Gordon Hislop
  • Susy Klinger
  • Sarah Simpson
  • John MacLeod
  • Michael Graham
  • Bob Low

After Lunch

Grade 3 – March, followed by Strathspey & Reel followed by Jig

  • Helen Thomson
  • Douglas Maxwell
  • Alan Baillie (March only)
  • Colin Taylor
  • Helen Thomson

Grade 2 – March, followed by Strathspey & Reel followed by Jig

  • Sandie Greenwood
  • Janette Greenwood
  • Michael McGowan
  • George Gordon
  • Neil Mitchell

Grade 1 – March, Strathspey & Reel Followed by Jig

  • Sarah Simpson
  • Stephen Whitton
  • Michael Graham
  • Gordon Hislop (Jig only)
  • Bob Low
  • John MacLeod
  • Susy Klinger

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Royal National Mòd Piping Competitions

The Royal National Mòd takes place in Inverness this year from 10th-18th October 2014, with the piping competitions taking place on Saturday 11th October 2014.

Both senior and juniors entries for any piping competitions must be submitted to An Comunn Gàidhealach by Friday 11th July 2014. Please find attached an entry form; entries can also be made online at www.acgmod.org/nationalmod/entryform. Details about the competitions themselves can be found by downloading the syllabus at: http://www.acgmod.org/nationalmod/rules

This year is the second year of a new open junior Piping competition for under-19 years of age. The competition is the playing of a Piobaireachd and is competitor’s choice.

Mod Piping Competition Entry

For any further information, please visit www.acgmod.org and our facebook page

facebook.com/royalnationalmod.

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Skye Highland Games 2014

Senior Piping Competitions

Tuesday 5th & Wednesday 6th August 2014

Please note: Entries for the Dunvegan Medal and light music competitions will be accepted in the two months between the beginning of April and the end of May. A list of successful applicants and a reserve list (if necessary) will be circulated to all entrants by mid-May.

• Entries for the Clasp Competition will be accepted up until the beginning of August.

• Only entries by post will be accepted and an inclusive entry fee of £7.50 should accompany entries.

• If an e-mail address is given the entry will be acknowledged by e-mail, if no e-mail address is given, acknowledgement will not be sent out unless you have included a stamped addressed envelope.

• Please make all cheques payable to Skye Games Committee. Regrettably, no late entries will be accepted.

Piping Entry Form 2014

Piping Information 2014

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Hello world!

THIS DAY IN HISTORY:
March 30, 1963Robert Brown wins 5th straight Open Piobaireachd at London with “The Vaunting”.

UPCOMING EVENTS April 4, 2014Edmonton & District CeilidhBaturyn Community Hall, Edmonton

April 12, 2014Australian Pipe Band ChampionshipsEureka Stadium, Ballarat, Victoria

April 12, 2014Peel Regional Police Pipe Band Pub NightMississauga Legion, Front Street, Port Credit

April 12, 2014PPBSO Niag-Hamilton Br. Amateur CompsJames St. Armories, 200 James St. N., Hamilton

April 17, 2014BC Pipers’ Annual GatheringLower Mainland, BC

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TIP OF THE DAY
Work at it and practice smart – not necessarily hard – from as early an age as possible.
Barry Wilson, L-D ScottishPower

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Mob rules just in time for Western Australia Championships

About 45 pipers and drummers orchestrated a surprise flash mob in Perth, Australia, to draw attention to the March 29th State Pipe Band Championships, put on by Pipe Bands Western Australia.

 

The publicity stunt and the reactions of unsuspecting citizens at Curtin University’s main square were captured by a variety of video cameras and edited into a slick piece now available on YouTube.

 

The mob starts with snare drummer Gareth McLees of the Grade 1 Western Australia Police Pipe Band, who’s joined by Laura McMillan of the same band with a rendition of “Highland Cathedral,” and then the graduated appearance of nearly 50 other players.

 

Pipe Band Western Australia has been busy with social media seeding the video, which has had several thousand views in a few days.

 

“Every regional band association struggles with ways to get the news out about their championships,” said Malcolm MacLean, vice-chair of Pipe Bands Western Australia. “Students were curious to watch a lone drummer walk out onto the courtyard near the library building, and then a little astonished when a young female student picked up bagpipes to play along. But when seven separate pipe bands started marching from different directions of the campus, the whole university suddenly became engaged.”

 

The Australia pipe band scene comprises several separate associations from the country’s various states. Every two years the collective Pipe Bands Australia stages a national championship. The next Australian & South Pacific Pipe Band Championship will be held on April 12-13 in Ballarat.

 

The Western Australia State Pipe Band Championships are scheduled to be held March 29th at Curtin University.

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Cleland to retire from 400 Squadron after 37 years as P-M

After 37 years in the post, Terry Cleland will step down as pipe-Major of the Grade 2 400 Squadron Pipe Band of Ontario, handing over the reins to newly appointed Pipe-Sergeant Matt MacIsaac in November when Cleland retires. Terry Cleland has been with the band since 1968.

 

Though not confirmed, Cleland might hold separate records in North America for most consecutive years as a member or pipe-major of a competing pipe band.

 

Under Cleland, 400 Squadron has been a staple on the Ontario scene competing in Grade 3, Grade 2, and Grade 1, consistently producing a competitive band even when faced with minimum numbers.

 

“The last 37 years as Pipe-Major for 400 Squadron Pipe Band have been an extremely rewarding experience,” Cleland said.  “I will always appreciate the hard work and the dedication of the all members that have supported 400 Squadron and my efforts over the years. The friendships made during my time at 400 Squadron are the true treasure.”

 

MacIsaac, well known in solo circles and a former winner of the Silver Medal at the Argyllshire Gathering, has served with the Canadian Military Forces. A native of Nova Scotia, he has produced several solo piping recordings.

 

MacIsaac has not officially joined the band, but will officially come on board as pipe-sergeant and, according to Cleland, will be appointed to the pipe-major’s position by the chain of command in November of this year.

 

Cleland is also a pipe band innovator, and has designed and manufactured high-end drums from carbon fibre shells.

The 400 Squadron Pipe Band started in the 1930s and comprises mainly civilian members. The band has won the North American Championship and the PPBSO Champion Supreme aggregate title in several grades in the past. The group travels extensively throughout North America.

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Miller, Rowe, Bellia win at Agnew-Harrison

Hamilton, Ontario – March 8, 2014 – Zack Miller, Johnny Rowe and Matt Bellia were the winners of the snare, bass and tenor events, respectively at the Agnew-Harrison Drumming Championship, held at the Officers’ Mess at the John Weir Foote Armouries. It was the 27th time that the event, organized by the Niagara-Hamilton Branch of the PPBSO, was held.

 

Snare (six competed)

1st Zack Miller

2nd Cameron Bolley

3rd Mitch Mackay

Judge: Hugh Cameron

 

Bass (two competed)

1st Johnny Rowe

2nd Arnaud Jean-Louis

Judge: Andrew Elliott

 

Tenor (two competed)

1st Matt Bellia

2nd Ryan Robertson

Judge: Andrew Elliott

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