We were really glad to once again be a part of the Guelph Relay for Life survivors lap this afternoon. Thanks to our pipers Brian Watson, Keir Dennis, and Harrison Little for representing the band so well at such a fantastic event. Looked and sounded great guys!
We had a great time at the Kiwanis Pipe Band Competition in London Ontario today. Thanks to the judges Michael Grey, Doug McCrae, and Kate Dudek for such great comments and constructive criticisms today. And thanks to the Western branch of the PPBSO for putting on such a great event. Check out the recording of today's medley below. https://soundcloud.com/tyler-bridge/guelph-pipe-band-grade-3-medley-london-indoors-april-30th-2016wav#t=0:03
We had a great first time out in grade 3 at the Toronto Indoor Highland Games this past saturday. Everyone has been working hard since our upgrade. A special congratulations to Harrison Little and James Dennison for making their pipe band competition debut with us on Saturday. Grade 3 isn't an easy grade to play your first ever contest in. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-I8SzWnOf3U&feature=youtu.be
Happy International Bagpipe Day everyone! If you didn't know that was a thing, go check it out here: http://www.bagpipesociety.org.uk/international-bagpipe-day/ To celebrate, here's one of our favourite bands! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiHa6zdfNcY&list=PLL315xhPBMHeJMtt5KpTvskIyS4poDJRl #internationalbagpipeday #guelphpipeband
We will be opening the show for the Guelph Celtic Orchestra's St. Patrick's Extravaganza on Saturday March 19th at the Italian Canadian Club in Guelph. If you haven't heard the Guelph Celtic Orchestra in action before you really should! There will be ceilidh dancing after the show so come on out for a good night of celtic craic!
Congratulations to our very own Mark McLennan on winning the Archie Dewar memorial trophy in the Toronto PPBSO knockout contest at moss park armoury this afternoon. Also congrats to pipe major Tyler Bridge on winning the knockout alumni contest. We are also very proud of Keir Dennis and Harrison Little who made it to the finals of the knockout contest next month. Well done to all competitors especially our Sebastien Love and James Dennison for some excellent performances today!
If you don't already listen to Denis Snowdon's show "A Little Breath of Scotland", it is available free online on Mixcloud. A new episode every sunday! There's always some quality piping tracks on every show so check it out if you haven't already!
This week on BBC Radio Scotland's Pipeline broadcast, check out a vintage recording of the band under the leadership of Pipe Major Ed Neigh and Leading Drummer Larry Willis.
If anyone is in the Fergus area tomorrow night, check out our friends the Steel City Rovers in concert! Here is the link https://secure1.tixhub.com/tcwfergus/procurement/b_otix.asp?cboPerformances=1922&cboEvent=265
Our late great Pipe Major Ed Neigh will be featured on this week's podcast of a Little Breath of Scotland. Ed's contributions to the piping world were many. Be sure to check out Denis Snowdon's show on Sunday Nov 29th. Just click on the link: https://www.mixcloud.com/alittlebreathofscotland/