December 31, 2010

The year in news: pipes|drums ranks the top stories of 2010

# 9 – Montreal opts out of competitions: While the news that the Montreal Highland Games opted for a selection of pipe band mini-concerts instead of paying the PPBSO to organize the usual extensive competitions may have seemed inconsequential to many, to others it was a portent for the future. Today’s piping and drumming events – particularly those outside of Scotland – are under increasing pressure to entertain and attract a wider audience. The move raised the question across associations: Is what we’re used to doing is still enough?

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  1. Good job Andrew on bringing the pipe band world the most important stories to the forefront. I think you choice for #1 was spot on. What an achievement for such a talented young lady! 2011 should be a good one. I look forward to reading about it every step of the way right here on pipesdrums!



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