BigPrizes

Welcome to pipes|drums BigPrizes database!

The piping and drumming world revolves around competition, yet until now there has been no central repository of data from the years and years of major events.

Have fun looking up the winners of the most significant solo and band competitions in history and check to see won what when and, in some cases, with which tunes.

BigPrizes needs your help, though. So please do contact us with any insights, corrections and new data that you may have so that we can continually improve our database to share with the entire piping and drumming world now and for generations to come.

Enjoy!

Date RangeStart year End year
Name
Band
Winner's Home
Tune(s) Played
Competiton
Events
THIS DAY IN HISTORY:
January 31, 1974Donald MacPherson leaves College of Piping teaching position.
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UPCOMING EVENTS February 6, 2015Mid-Winter Celtic FestivalRegina, SK

February 6, 20152015 Pipe & Drum Weekend – Atlanta Piping Foundation, Inc.Holiday Inn 4386 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road Atlanta GA 30341

February 7, 2015Casco Bay Solo Piping ContestPortland ME

February 14, 2015Queen Mary Scottish FestivalLong Beach, California

February 21, 2015BC Pipers’ Mini GatheringPitt River Middle School, 2070 Tyner Street, Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 2Z1.

TIP OF THE DAY
Pipers: Don’t stop halfway through a tune in practice to tune your pipes. Get used to finishing the tune even if your pipe is wild.

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