Tag: memorial

Why I will be attending/watching the 2019 Boney Music Memorial Invitational – by Rob MacNeil, President, BC Pipers’ Association

10 years ago this month, my Dad died from the same brain tumor that took Andrew Bonar’s life. My Dad, who bought me my first set of pipes, who drove me to my private lessons, and who with my Mum celebrated their wedding again as part of the “Highland Wedding” ceremony created by Lt. Col…

Updated: The Passing of Ron MacLeod, O.C., Life Member

Ron MacLeod, Officer of the Order of Canada and Life Member of the BC Pipers’ Association passed away on January 15, 2015. He was one of the founding members of the Piobaireachd Club and he made a great contribution to piping in BC through his compilation of piobaireachd histories. He was a strong supporter and promoter…

Memorial: Colin MacRae Sr. 11/7/1928 – 4/20/2014

Colin MacRae Sr. was widely respected and admired for his influence on piping in the Northwest. The son of Alexander MacRae, founder of the Washington Scottish and the Seattle Pipe Bands, he started taking piping lessons in 1939 from Alistair MacMillan of Tacoma in the old style of Piobaireachd and was long strongly involved in the Northwest…