Portland Highland Games

July 18, 2014
Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon, USA

Full Highland Games with a Friday evening professional piobaireachd contest.

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Portland Highland Games

July 15, 2011
Gresham, Orgeon, USA

The Portland Highland Games are a fun, family-friendly event with Scottish Highland music, dancing, piping and drumming competition, athletics, and cultural activities.

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Portland Highland Games

July 19, 2008
Portland, OR, USA

A Highland Games with Scottish Highland music, dancing, piping and drumming competition, athletics, and cultural activities.

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  • Easy prizes, or challenging fun?
    Sun, 19 Apr 2015
    Play easy and boring music well, or play harder and interesting stuff and have more fun? It’s an age-old quandary for lower grade pipers and pipe bands. Almost every judge would say (over and over again), play tunes that your … Co …
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UPCOMING EVENTS May 2, 2015Savannah Scottish Games & Highland GatheringBethesda Academy 9520 Ferguson Avenue Savannah GA

May 2, 2015The LivingstoneHamilton, Ontario

May 2, 2015Ogden Legion Indoor CompetitionCentennial High School 55 Sun Valley Boulevard S.E., Calgary, Alberta

May 9, 2015Kiwanis Amateur Piping/Drumming & Mini Band CompetitionLondon Central Secondary School, London, ON

May 9, 2015Bob Worrall RecitalThe London Club, 177 Queens Ave

TIP OF THE DAY
Pipers should avoid memorizing their music until the tune can be played from start to finish, fluidly, without error and at full speed. Once you memorize your music, it will become your reference every time you play. If your memory of the music has flaws in it, through repetition, you will permanently cement these flaws in your playing. Memorization is similar to the wood stain that would be added when building a bookcase – it would be the final touch to a finished product.
John Cairns, London, Ontario

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