Northern Meeting Piping Competitions.
The Northern Meeting Piping Competitions
have emerged as the pre-eminent and most prestigious piping competition
in the world. The Gold Medal for the classical piobaireachd music
and the Gold Clasp for former winners, are the most sought after
achievements for any piper. The honour attaching to such success
attracts pipers from the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Northern
Ireland, Europe and throughout the British Isles.
Innerleithen Pipe Band is a community based organisation operating from
Innerleithen in the Scottish Borders. The band performs at local festivals
and gala days such as the St Ronan's Border Games Week and the Peebles
Beltane Festival, as well as at private functions. The band also competes
under the name Tweedvale Pipe Band (for an explanation of why, see the
bands website) in pipe band competitions run under the auspices of the
Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association . At the end of a very successful
2006 competition season the band was promoted to grade 3B.
Juvenile Pipes and Drums The band was started in 1993 by Mr F Bell as a piping
school to support the Senior Band of the Annan Ex-Service Club
Several of the Senior Band decided to join with the other band
in the town in April 2004.
Since then the juvenile numbers expanded
and we now have 12 chanter players, 10 drummers and 13 pipers.
These youngsters are taught
by 4 voluntary instructors. The intention was to form a competing
Juvenile Pipe Band and this we have now done. The juveniles have
taken part in many solo competitions and have brought home their
fair share of prizes.
The Clan Macpherson Association was organized in Badenoch, Invernessshire,
Scotland and held its first Rally in 1947. Membership in the Association
has continued to grow over the years and now we are the third largest
Clan Association in the world..
& District Pipe Band Kircudbright & District
Pipe Band teach pipes and drums to adults and juveniles
with the hope of them eventually being able to play with
Kirkcudbright Pipe Band