December 31, 2011

The year in news: the Top 10 pipes|drums stories of 2011

#8. On The Day screens across Canada

For the first time in history, anywhere in the world, a feature-length film specifically about a pipe band was shown across an entire country. California filmmaker John McDonald’s documentary on the 2008 organization of the Spirit of Scotland Pipe Band captured audience attention, including non-players who simply love the sound of a pipe band in full force. This development again proved the attraction and marketability of piping and drumming to far-ranging audiences.


  1. Excellent summary. Ending with a reminder of the good byes we had to say to the great characters and friends we share the love of the music with, puts it all in perspective. How lucky we are to love the pipes and share the music and our lives with such wonderful folk!



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