June 30, 2010

Videos galore for Sunday morning pipe-majors

American football has its Monday Morning Quarterbacks – the amateur experts who review the previous day’s games – and the pipe band world has its equivalent Sunday Morning Pipe-Majors. pipes|drums is pleased to offer the piping and drumming world high-definition video footage from the Grade 1 and Grade 2 events at the Georgetown Highland Games of June 12th, available at the magazine’s YouTube Channel.

The weather wasn’t the usual torrent of sunshine that welcomes the first outdoor event of the Pipers & Pipe Band Society of Ontario’s season, and heavy humidity and a steady afternoon drizzle interspersed with periodic heavy rain made tuning and videoing a challenge.

Ultimately it was the Peel Regional Police and the Fredericton Society of St. Andrew bands that won the Grade 1 and Grade 2 events, respectively.

As a result of the weather the event had visibly reduced attendance compared with its usual throng of enthusiasts who attend the annual community event, which has become one the most popular on the Ontario circuit with competitors.

“pipes|drums is pleased to bring our viewers extensive high-quality video coverage,” said Andrew Berthoff, editor of the magazine. “Our video library will continue to expand in the future, and we hope that the material helps to prompt constructive dialog around the piping and drumming world. The ability to produce high-quality video content is only possible because of advertising sponsors and subscribers to the nonprofit pipes|drums. We enourage you to support our sponsors and subscribe to the magazine.”


  1. Just a big thank you. Scheduling makes it impossible to travel to see all of the games each season, but I always enjoyed your audio recordings. This is a massive step up. Last night I watched the performances in HD mode on YouTube and it was exceptional: Great sound, perfect picture. Well done … keep up the good work.

  2. Keep up the good work with the video recording. This way people from other parts of the planet can keep up with the local piping scenes that are represented. It’ll also help maintain intergity with the results as the recordings are there for all to see for the unforeseeable future (including review boards).

  3. Still going through the videos from Georgetown. This is the most comprehensive coverage of an event that I’ve seen yet. The addition of some solos was icing on the cake. Considering the un-Georgetown like weather conditions the videos are really great. Great stuff congratulations.



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