On this International Women’s Day, pipes|drums honours and celebrates the role and achievements of women in piping and drumming.
From Mary Collie, mother and teacher of the great Willie Ross; to the breakthrough accomplishments of Edith MacPherson in the 1940s and ’50s; to the barrier-crashing of Anne Stewart (Spalding), Patricia Innes (Henderson), Rhona MacDonald (Lightfoot) and Anne Sinclair (Johnston) at Oban and Inverness; to the historic marks that Gail Brown and Jennifer Hutcheon made on pipe bands and teaching; to Faye Henderson’s breakthrough win of a Highland Society of London Gold Medal in 2010; to the outspoken honesty of Megan Harrington . . .
To all women pipers and drummers who have persevered against at times difficult odds and circumstances and contributed to piping, drumming and pipe bands – we salute you today and every day.
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January 25, 2015
10 Questions With . . . Anne Spalding
March 31, 2004
#MeToo: A collective call to members of our community
November 1, 2017
October 19, 2017
Piping history’s greatest mother
May 14, 2017
Faye Henderson wins Oban Gold Medal – first ever female winner
August 31, 2010