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

Piobaireachd Club – December 8, 2006

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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 – Undetermined date between February and November 2005

Those who gathered at the home of Ron and Eileen Sutherland enjoyed a wonderfully fine evening of cèol mor. It is an occasion like this that reminds the writer that living to an old age isn’t all downhill. Colin Lee, fresh from winning the Nicol-Brown Memorial in Troy, New York, led off the evening with…