Richard Owen, d.2009

Published: September 30, 2009
(Page 1 of 1)

The piping and drumming world, and especially those in the Central Scotland area, were saddened by the death of Richard Owen on September 13, 2009, after an illness.

Originally from Clydebank, Scotland, Richard Owen was a member of the College of Piping and Dumbartonshire Scout pipe band in the 1950s and ’60s. In the 1970s he moved to the Stirlingshire area and became Pipe-Major of the Alloa Bowmar Pipe Band, a non-competing band with which he committed the rest of his piping career.

Owen was a prolific and highly respected teacher in the Clackmannan area, and will be missed by his many pupils and friends, in addition to his family.

On behalf of the piping and drumming world, we extend our sympathies to Richard Owen’s friends and family at this sad time.

VN:R_U [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/5
VN:R_U [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0

MOST RECENT POST
  • Keeping score
    Mon, 25 Aug 2014
    Scoresheets or crit-sheets have never been a regular thing at UK solo piping competitions. I remember arriving at Montrose Games in 1983, an awestruck 19-year-old from St. Louis playing at the “senior” solo competition on a brilli …
Read more »
UPCOMING EVENTS September 4, 2014Longs Peak Scottish FestivalEstes Park, CO

September 6, 2014Peebles Highland GamesHaylodge Park, Peebles

September 13, 2014Pitlochry Highland GamesRecreation Ground, Ferry Road, Pitlochry PH16 5DZ

September 13, 2014Innerleithen Highland GamesInnerleithen

September 20, 2014All Ireland Solo ChampionshipsNorthern Ireland

TIP OF THE DAY
Pipers: Always play your pipes for a wee while to get warm air into them before determining whether your skin or hide bag needs to be seasoned.
Brian Donaldson, Inveran Bagpipes, Edinburgh