What: The BC Pipers Association “Indoor Meet” is held on the Friday and Saturday of the Easter long weekend. The Friday features solo piobaireachd competitions, professional drumming and a recital featuring the invited judges. Saturday events are the remaining solo events, a full band competition and the ceilidh in the evening.
Latest News and updates:
The Drumming Workshops will be held in Blusson Hall Room 11901. The Registration Desk will have a map showing the locations of Annual Gathering events and activities.
The Drumming Workshop for Beginner, Grade 4 and Grade 3 will run from 10:00 am to 11:30 am. **Start and end time change**
The Drumming Workshop for Grade 2, 1 and Professional will run from 12:15 pm to 1:45 pm **Start and end time change**
Download this year’s program here: Annual Gathering Program 2013
Purchase tickets to the Adjudicator’s concert Friday, the Saturday band contest and the Ceilidh here: http://bcp3a.cloverpad.org/ click events, and register. The event tickets are near the bottom of the page once you provide an email to register.
Good Friday, March 29th, 2013, and then continuing on March 30th, 2012.
Can’t attend? Watch online!
Watch the events both days on our new ad-free streaming service at this link, sign up for an account to interact during the event:
Thanks to our event sponsors!
Grade 1 Pipe Band Contest sponsored by Canron Western Constructors LP
Celtic Arts Foundation Winter School is providing one week tuition scholarships to the Grade 2 Piping and Side Drumming aggregate winners at the Annual Gathering
Piping Hot Summer Drummer is providing one week tuition scholarships to the Most Promising Piper and Side Drummer at the Annual Gathering.
Canada Ticket provided ticket production for the BCPA Judges Recital, Band Contest and Ceilidh.
Andrew Bonar is sponsoring the Competing Pipers’ Association Combined B & C Grade Piobaireachd Event
Entry Form :
Online Entry Forms:
Please use the Entry form and information above to aid you with online registration here >>.
After registration, email your tune names, if required, to email@example.com
All events can be purchased online, including ticketed events for all performances including the band competition.
Note: to add multiple competitors on a single registration, use the “add guest” button near the bottom. More info is in the events help page on the registration site if needed.
NEW BOTH Friday and Saturday Events are at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby Campus
This is a map of SFU Burnaby Campus from their website. See “Where” above for maps with detailed Annual Gathering location information.
Important highlights in 2013:
Allan MacDonald – Two time winner of the Clasp and Gold Medalist at the Northern Meeting, winner of the L’Orient competition, Piobaireachd scholar and recording artist
Colin Clansey – Captured 2nd in the Former Winners MSR and winner of the “A” March and S&R events at the Argyllshire Gathering, 2nd on two occasions in the Silver Medal
John Scullion – Four time winner of World Solo Drumming Championship and Lead Drummer of Shotts & Dykehead Caledonia when they won the World Drum Corps Championship in 1984
Some of the past winners of the trophies are listed on the Annual Gathering Trophy History Page.
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