Archive for April, 2009

Kingdom Thistle Solo Piping & Drumming

April 11th, 2009 Comments off
Michael Compton & Lucy Ferguson

Michael Compton & Lucy Ferguson


Wallace Bagpipes was one of the main sponsors at the Kingdom Thistle Solo Piping & Drumming Competition on April 11th at Lochgelly High School.

The organization is led by Paul Brown, a drummer with the Grade 1 St. Laurence O’Toole Pipe Band.

Congratulations to

Michael Compton (1st Under 16)
Lucy Ferguson (1st Under 13)

Paul’s feedback on the day below,

“The contest was played at a very high standard from all competitors. There was 66 piping performances and 62 from the drummers. This gave the crowd a fantastic days entertainment. This will be an annual event and we are hoping to build on the success of this year and take it forward from here on. We offer our thanks to all of the competitors and congratulate the prize winners on the day and hope to see all of them back next year. We are also indebted to all of our sponsors who kindly supported this event and those from the pipe band world, Craig Munro at Wallace Bagpipes, Greig Canning at the Piping Centre & Callum & Julie Firth from Alba Percussion for the prizes they donated for each event”



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College at Carbisdale 2009

April 5th, 2009 Comments off

Carbisdale 2009









The College of Piping, in association with The Ross and Cromarty Pipes and Drums School held the week-long residential school over Easter, 2009 once again sponsored by Wallace Bagpipes.


The School took place on March 29 to April 4, 2009 at the magnificent Carbisdale Castle in Sutherland attended by an impressive 62 pupils all passing their PDQB exam.

Instructors on the course were Stuart Shedden, Iain Ruaidh Finlayson, Craig Munro, Jackie McCall, Joe Wilson, Jim Semple, Robert Watt, Drew Caldwell, John Moneagle, Barry Donaldson.

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