Piobaireachd Club – March 5, 2010

PIOBAIREACHED CLUB Report Friday, March 5th , 2010 The next Piobaireachd Club meeting will be at the home of Ron and Eileen Sutherland. When: Friday, October 22nd, 2010 Address: 4169 Lions Avenue,  North Vancouver. Time: 7:30 P.M. Featured Piper: Jack Lee Jack won the Clasp this year at Inverness.   Jack will play  “MacLeod of Tallisker’s Salute”…

Piobaireachd Club – Friday, December 4th, 2009

Piobaireachd Club Report Friday, December 4th, 2009 A big thank you to Ron MacLeod who has managed the e-mail list for the Piobaireachd club since the club started to use e-mails.  He asked if I would take on this task and I’m sure he will keep a watchful eye to make sure I cross my…

Earle Joseph Hewitt “Joe” III 1946 – 2009

The BCPA Members and executive offer their condolences to the family and friends  of Joe Hewitt on his passing Nov. 25 2009. Earle Joseph Hewitt “Joe” III Hewitt, Joe 63 08-31-1946 11-25-2009 Earle Joseph “Joe” Hewitt III died peacefully early Wednesday morning at Signature Hospice House with his wife and daughter at his side. Joe…

Piobaireachd Club – October 16, 2009

Piobaireachd Club October 16, 2009  Another wet and stormy night set the stage for appreciation of the warm hospitality of Ron and Eileen Sutherland on the evening of Friday, October 16th, 2009. Club members gathered with an expectation of a fine evening of the ‘great music’ and were blessed with some outstanding renditions. Jack Lee led…

Piobaireachd Club – March 27, 2009

Piobaireachd Club Meeting 27-03-09 A hospitable host and the ‘great music’ – what more can a person expect in this life? Alex Chisamore once again played the role of host to perfection. The meeting at the J.P. Fell Armoury in North Vancouver was a joy to attend. Kyle Banta led off with MacKintosh’s Banner, followed by Annie…

Piobaireachd Club – February 20, 2009

PIOBAIREACHD CLUB MEETING 20-02-09 By virtue of a miracle, it was a clear and starry evening when members trooped to the McIlwaine residence for an evening of cèol mòr, the ‘great music’. The hosts were as generous as ever with heaps of oatcakes and scones along with other goodies. Edward McIlwaine led off with Lament for Red…

Piobaireachd Club – November 28, 2008

 PIOBAIREACHD CLUB November 28, 2008 Another wet and stormy night in beautiful B.C. Is there something about a pending Club meeting that brings on the wind and rain? Perhaps the small Celtic gods were upset. If so, there was no evidence of that once inside the warm receptive home of Jack and Christine Lee. The…

Piobaireachd Club – November 3, 2008

  Greetings,  a short report on a performance that deserves better. Regards, the other Ron Piobaireachd Club  03-10-08 Another dark and stormy night outside. A brilliant night of piping inside! The home of Ron and Eileen Sutherland was well stocked with people, sociability and enthusiasm. First up was Andrew Lee playing the tune that won him second…

Piobaireachd Club – April 25, 2008

Piobaireachd Club April 25th, 2008 On a fine Friday evening that gave promise of better weather to come, the Club convened in the Sergeant’s Mess of the J.P. Fell Armoury, North Vancouver. Pipe Major Alex Chisamore had kindly extended an invitation that was just too good to refuse. The hospitality was outstanding and the aura of the…

Piobaireachd Club – March 7, 2008

Another meeting come and gone with too few members showing up. A fine evening of cèol mor at the home of Mary and Bob McIlwaine where hospitality is, as ever, a joy to remember. James Beaumont, once of Bo’ness, Scotland, led off the evening with The Stewart’s White Banner. This tune is of uncertain origin but deemed…

Piobaireachd Club – Nov 30, 2007

Piobaireachd Club Meeting Nov 30 2007 Santa Claus came early this year. The annual Christmas evening of piobaireachd was held on Friday, November 30th at the home of Jack and Christine Lee. As ever, Christine put a delicious spread of goodies on the table for all to enjoy, and enjoy it we did. Some will say…

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…