Eagle flew out of the night
The resurrection of the 25-years-dormant Edinburgh-based Eagle Pipers’ Society came to reality when a large gathering met at the Scots Guards Club in the Scottish capital city’s west end for “a great night of piping and very tasty Scotch pies.”
Two important members of the original Eagle Pipers’ Society, Tom Speirs and Jimmie MacGregor, received honouraray life memberships to the organization.
“It was an honour to welcome Jimmie McGregor and Tom Speirs, both stalwarts of the Society back in the 1970s,” said Colin MacLellan, current president of the society. “It was also great to see so many other well known faces become members of the new Society.”
The proceedings started promptly at 7:30 pm with Honourary Pipe-Major Euan Anderson calling the meeting to order, followed by a few words from MacLellan.
Continuing the tradition of the organization, the night was about camaraderie and music, and two younger members, Edward Seaman and Billy Stewart, were first to perform. Also playing on the night were more well known pipers Roddy Weir, Douglas Gardiner, Donald MacLeod and Dr. Bill Fraser, who made the trip from Aberdeen.
Before the night ended there was a “massed band” led by Anderson that played a few tunes and then gathered for a group photo to mark the occasion.
The next Eagle Pipers’ Society meeting is scheduled for February 2nd.