The Competing Pipers Association have announced they are to honour the memory of long time member and renowned piping steward and organiser Jimmie McGregor by running an annual educational seminar in his name. The first of these will be on Sunday the 6th May from 1-5 pm, in the Scots Guards Club in Edinburgh. The topic will be piobaireachd – and the focus will be on how judges perform their important and difficult task – namely sorting out the most musical performance at a competition. John Wilson and Jack Taylor will lead the session. A selection of players will play tunes and an open discussion, where all can feed back (including the audience) will lead to a highly interactive and enjoyable session. There will be a bar and a snack lunch available. The event will be recorded and made available to all CPA members throughout the world on the internet.
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Inveraray SPA Judges
Adjudicators for the Scottish Pipers Association Professional Competition, to be held at the College of Piping on 14th April 2012, are Piobaireachd: Dugald MacNeill and Willie Morrison; MSR and Former Winners: Ian McLellan and John Wilson.
Inveraray and District Piping Society annual juvenile contest takes place on April 7 in Inveraray Primary School at 10am. Kintyre Piping Society’s annual junior contest is on April 21 in Castlehill Primary School.
Lack of space pre- cluded the inclusion of the second part of the interview with P/M Ian McLellan this issue. Check May PT.
Isle of Wight For Sale
Set ivory mounted pipes by Gavin MacDougall of Aberfeldy; excellent condition; offers over £2,500; tel John Lumsden 0116 2876417.
Kieron Cooney: Hi from he Isle ofWight. After a successful inaugural gathering last year we are holding our second gathering 19th August this year. In particular we are planning a piping experience station (Piping It Up) within the ‘Highland Village’ that we are creating. We had over 3000 visitors last year and expect more in 2012. The experience station is to provide insight and practical hands-on experience into what goes into playing bagpipes and the associated regalia experience.