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All Instruments Session on Saturday at the Annual Gathering

A new “All Instruments Session” is being introduced at the Annual Gathering on Saturday March 26, 2016 from 12:45 – 2:30 pm in the Hub area. It is a forum for pipers and drummers to bring along their other instruments such as small pipes, uilleann pipes, whistles, bodhrans, guitars, etc and play pipe tunes together…

2016 Annual Gathering Schedules posted

2016 Annual Gathering Orders of Play and Livestreaming link

Links to the Orders of Play for the 2016 BCPA Annual Gathering are now posted on the main page of the BCPA website http://www.bcpipers.org On March 22, links to the events schedules will also be posted on the main page. As in previous years, the following Annual Gathering events will be livestreamed at http://livestream.com/bcpipers/AnnualGathering2016 Friday…

Ken MacKenzie to receive the Mary MacKinnon Memorial Service Award

Ken MacKenzie thumbnail July 2015

Piobaireachd Club featuring Seumas Coyne – March 18, 2016

Complete Results of the 2016 February BCPA Mini-Gathering

The complete results of the 2016 February BCPA Mini-Gathering are now posted on the Results page. They include the per event results for February, and aggregate winners of the 2015/16 season Mini-Gatherings. Photos from the 2016 February BCPA Mini-Gathering are posted on the BCPA Photo Gallery. Our thanks to William Kennedy of the Northwest Junior…

James P. Troy wins inaugural Boney Music Invitational, a brain cancer research fundraiser

Boney Music Invitational 2016 Players (DSC_1832b)

James P. Troy won the inaugural Boney Music Invitational Competition Recital that was held in the evening of February 13, 2016 at the Halpern Centre of Simon Fraser University’s Burnaby campus in front of an audience of over 100 attendees. Alastair Lee placed second with Jori Chisholm, Andrew Lee, and Brittney Otto also competing in the…

Bagpipe Workshops with Alan MacLeod, former Tannahill Weavers piper

Alan MacLeod, former world juvenile piping champion and the piper who changed traditional Celtic music when he joined the Tannahill Weavers and introduced bagpiping to this genre, will be putting on two piping workshops in the Vancouver area. The dates are Saturdays February 27 and April 16, from 1 – 4 pm, at the Port…

Feb 2016 BCPA Mini-Gathering Schedule and Orders of Play posted

2016 BCPA Annual Gathering Online Entry is OPEN

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2016 Annual Gathering Online Entry will be open on February 5

Vancouver Police Department recognizes two SFU Pipe Band members for bravery

On Tuesday, January 19, 2016 two members of the piping and drumming community, Brian and Graham Haddon, were awarded the Certificate of Merit for their roles in saving a woman injured in a traffic accident in August 2014. The Certificate of Merit is the highest civilian honour awarded by the Vancouver Police Board. Brian, a…

Boney Music Invitational Piping Competition and Recital – February 13, 2016

The BCPA is pleased to announce the Boney Music Invitational Piping Competition and Recital sponsored by Andrew Bonar. The top five pipers in the 2015 BCPA Open Piping Grand Aggregate standing will each perform a medley of various musical styles. The best performance will receive the newly sponsored Boney Music Invitational trophy. Date and Time:…

James P. Troy wins US Gold Medal Piobaireachd, Winter Storm, January 15, 2016, Kansas City, MO

James P Troy 2016 US Gold Medal winner (wide)

BCPA would like to congratulate the following BCPA member and area players for their competitive achievements at the 2016 Winter Storm on January 15 in Kansas City, MO. James P. Troy – 1st United States Gold Medal Piobaireachd John Lee – 2nd United States Silver Medal Piobaireachd Andrew Lee – 3rd North American Professional Ceol…