Piobaireachd Workshop with Bob Worrall

Prior to adjudicating the Ottawa Branch Glengarry Cup Open MSR Contest, Bob Worrall will be conducting a Piobaireachd Seminar.

The morning will be devoted to beginner/intermediate piobaireachd rudiments, and a selection of appropriate piobaireachd.

The afternoon session will be for senior amateur/pro concentrating on expression of selected silver medal piobaireachd.

Join us for a real treat with a truly outstanding adjudicator, recitalist and instructor of our time.



Bob Worrall Bob Worrall is one of North America’s leading teachers, adjudicators and performers.  Bob is a respected composer, having published two collections of bagpipe music.  He is featured on three solo piping recordings and is a member of the folk group “Scantily Plaid”. After a piping career with a number of Ontario’s leading pipe bands, including the City of Toronto Pipe Band and the General Motors Pipe Band, Bob retired from competitive piping in 1983.  His solo accomplishments were extensive, both in North America and Scotland.  He won the North American Professional Championship an unprecedented 7  times and the Ontario Professional Championship Supreme title for 12 of his 13 years in the professional class.  He was also the 1977 winner of the March and Strathspey/Reel events in Inverness.  He was a pupil of Bill Millar, Willie Connell and the late John Wilson. A member of North American and the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association’s judging panels, Bob has been selected to judge the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow on eleven occasions.  For the last seven years he has been the colour commentator for the BBC’s broadcast of the World Pipe Band Championships.  He is a member of the Piobaireachd Society’s Senior Judges list and has adjudicated major competitions throughout the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, Brittany and South Africa. Bob’s recent overseas piping ventures have included teaching and performing engagements in Zimbabwe and Italy. Bob was the senior instructor at the Gaelic College in Cape Breton for 15 years. More recent piping camps have included Kingston (Ontario), the Ohio Scottish Arts School, Lake Diefenbaker (Saskatchewan), Washington State and Oregon, Vancouver Island, Uruguay, Australia and South Africa.  Weekend workshops and recitals provide him with a schedule that has taken him to virtually all of the Canadian provinces and 36 U.S. States.

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