September 25, 2022

Glengarry Cup MSR goes to Ian K. MacDonald

Ottawa – September 24, 2022 – Ian K. MacDonald was the winner of the annual Glengarry Cup competition for March. Strathspey & Reel playing, which returned as an in-person event for the first time since February 2020. About 100 people turned out at the Army Officers Mess venue. The PPBSO
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September 14, 2022

Bruce Gandy wins Eagle Pipers Piobaireachd composing contest (exclusive video and manuscript for p|d readers)

Renowned piper Bruce Gandy of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, is the author of the winning piobaireachd in the composing...
September 13, 2022

Andrea Boyd accepts pipe-major role with Grade 3 Ottawa Highlanders

The accomplished Ontario-based piper Andrea Boyd is the new pipe-major of the Grade 3 Ottawa Highlanders. She joins...
September 12, 2022

RSPBA upgrades 19 bands; no downgrades

Perhaps as a gesture of good faith that bands will only improve after returning to competition following two seasons of...
September 12, 2022

Ronsed-Mor wins 2022 Belgian Pipe Band Championships at Alden Biesen

Alden Biesen, Bilzen, Belgium – September 9, 2022 – Ronsed-Mor of Brittany travelled to Belgium to win both the...
From the archives
February 16, 2020
Hudson takes Metro Cup on the Hudson
Destremps wins amateur event
This day in history
September 25, 1958
Capt John MacLellan wins MSR at Inverness, completing “Grand Slam”.

Bruce Gandy - "The Eagle Pipers' Society"

Argyllshire Gathering 2022 - pipers march to the games

P-M Richard Parkes, Field Marshal Montgomery, discusses the band's 2022 World's win

St. Andrew's College Association - Grade 2 set - Maxville 2022

Upcoming events
Army School of Piping & Highland Drumming, Inchdrewer House, Redford Barracks, Edinburgh | October 1, 2022

Captain John Maclellan MBE Piping Championships

Perth, Scotland | October 15, 2022
Glasgow Caledonian University | October 22, 2022
London Caledonian Club, Halkin Street, London, SW1 | November 5, 2022
Gettysburg Room, Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum, 4141 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 | November 12, 2022

What do you think about the pipe band MSR as a Grade 1 competition format?

  • It's run its course. Time to expand medleys.
  • Keep MSRs, but open it to creative arrangements and harmonies.
  • Keep the MSR as it is: traditional.
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