#TBT – a pipes|drums throwback photo

Published: September 21, 2017
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pipes|drums is pleased to continue its #ThrowbackThursday series by providing a photo from our archives each week for our readers.

Here’s an image from the 1981 Cambridge Highland Games at Cambridge, Ontario, featuring piping celebrity Bob Worrall competing in the Open Piobaireachd competition before judge Roderick MacDonald of Newark, Delaware.

+ Roderick W. “Roddy” MacDonald, 1941-2012

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We hope that you enjoy our ongoing #TBT series!

Bob Worrall and Roderick MacDonald, Cambridge Highland Games, 1981.


  1. calum macdonald

    Thanks for the memory . . . good to see the old man again doing what he enjoyed most, judging great pipers like Bob Worrall. Old Invergordon Distillery kilt on with the snazzy “marmalade socks”, where’s style guy when you need him!


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