Piobaireachd Club – October 19th, 2007

The Club meeting of Friday, October 19th, 2007, was convened at the home of Eileen and Ron Sutherland. As one has come to expect, the hospitality was generous and warm. Jack Lee got the music off with a master-stroke. He played Craigellachie (known also as Grant’s Gathering) and followed immediately with Lament for the Laird…

Piobaireachd Club – October 3, 2007

Piobaireachd Club  03-10-07 (from the mail notifying of the meeting) A Parade of ChampionsWestcoast pipers took a significant number of prizes at the most prestigious competitions in Scotland this season of 2008.Oban, August 27th Senior Piobaireachd, Jack Lee came second Silver Medal, Andrew Lee  came second  Cowal, August 29th Grade A – Jori Chisholm Grade…

Piobaireachd Club – March 23, 2007

MARCH 23, 2007 It was a raw and rainy night but, once inside the home of Mary and Bob McIlwaine, the climate was definitely sunny and warm. Colin Lee led off the evening with The Groat, a tune composed to celebrate the birth of an heir to a Highland Chieftan. A silver coin (groat) was…

Piobaireachd Club – December 8, 2006

Fri. Dec 8, 2006 The meeting convened at the home of Jack and Christine Lee where the hospitality was generous and warm. As usual, the December meeting is given over to young pipers. It is with these young folk that the future of piobaireachd rests. Judging by the quality of piping, the future seems to…

Piobaireachd Club – October 28, 2006

Piobaireachd Club On Friday, October 28, 2006, an elite group of Club members met at the home of Ron and Eileen Sutherland for a grand evening of music. Jack Lee led off with Lament for Ronald MacDonald of Morar (1662-1741), a man known to his contemporaries as Raghnall MacAilean Og. He was the third son…

Piobaireachd Club – April 7, 2006

Greetings, another great night of piobaireachd. Regards, the other Ron What a splendid evening for driving to Bob and Mary McIlwaine’s home to hear the ‘great music’. And great it was, to the delight of the many who turned out to enjoy the hospitality, socialization, and, most of all, piping in a relaxed setting. Jack…

Piobaireachd Club – February 10, 2006

PIOBAIREACHD CLUB February 10, 2006  The home of Ron and Eileen Sutherland was the setting for an outstanding evening of cèol mor. Those in attendance were obviously appreciative of the privilege of listening to the great music so well played. Jori Chisholm was the featured piper. He led off with a splendid rendition of Lament…

Piobaireachd Club – December 9, 2005

Greetings, a report on Friday’s meeting. Regards, Ron The Club met at the home of Jack and Christine Lee for the annual Christmas meeting. The atmosphere was festive. As one true believer put the matter, “What could be better? The music, the sociability, the warm venue, and the wonderful spread of goodies that Christine put…

Piobaireachd Club – February 7, 2005

It was good evening of piping, hosted by Bob & Mary McIlwaine. Jack Lee introduced his tune, Lament for MacDonald of Kinlochmoidart #1, by illustrating the difference between tune #1 and #2, the latter being considered a Salute. Like so many others, the origin of the tune is lost in the mists of time. There…

Piobaireachd Club – December 17, 2004

Greetings and best wishes for good health in 2005. Regards, the other Ron Piobaireachd Club It was another dark and stormy night. Have the Sassenachs put a curse on the weather for Club night? Anyway, the weather inside the home of Ron & Eileen Sutherland was balmy and conducive to some excellent piping. Once again,…

Piobaireachd Club – November 19, 2004

The November 19th meeting was hosted by Ron & Eileen Sutherland. A conjunction of events made for a small turn-out. The quality of attendees, however, was suberb. Alex Galloway was the featured piper. He played the Battle of the Pass of Crieff. It was at Crieff that cattle drovers competing for the best grazing ground…

Piobaireachd Club Archive Oct 2001 — May 2004

After the previous reports were copied into single posts. If we get time, we may do the same to this page, but in the interest of time moving to a new webserver, simply copying this archive for now. 2003/2004 Meeting Reports: Oct 24 – Dec 12 – Feb 27 – May 7 2002/2003 Meeting Reports: Oct 25 – Dec 6 – March 28 2001/2002 Meeting…