Wallace Bagpipes attended the end of ceremony concert at the College of Piping Winter School in Bruggen. The winter school itself ran from 10th – 16th Feb however Craig flew in on the Friday to perform at the end concert after being kindly invited to play a solo by David Johnston of The Pipers Corner Shop. After his succesful performance he was confirmed as an instructor along with the rest of the college team in 09 which Wallace Bagpipes are now the main sponsor of.
Below was the College Principal Robert Wallace view on how the course went.
Back yesterday from a great week at Breuggen at the 2nd CoP Winter School. I think the 70 piping and seven drumming students had a good week too judging by the Student Comment Sheets I received. Dave Johnston and his wife Heike did their usual brilliant job in organising things so everything went without a hitch. The closing concert was a sell out with Robert Watt and Craig Munro of Wallace Bagpipes wowing the crowd with their spectacular fingerwork. We were again honoured by the attendance of Gen Melvin from the Army and he helped present the PDQ certificates. My personal thanks go to the instructors Dave Johnston, Stuart Samson, Jim Clarke, Dean Hall, Joe Wilson, Barry Donaldson, Robert Watt and Willie Park. I want to acknowledge too the contribution of Eva at the Youth Hostel and also to the irrepressible ‘Guinness’- just the sort of sergeant major character every school needs.