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February 6th Bass/Mid-Section Workshop with Kahlil Cappuccino

Our February 6th Knockout contest will be preceded that afternoon by a bass and mid-section drumming workshop. We are very happy to be joined that afternoon by Kahlil Cappuccino of the Grade 1 78th Highlanders (Halifax Citadel) Pipe Band. Kahlil will cover some of the following on Saturday, February 6th:

  1. Mastering the fundamentals – technique, bass-player’s role, care, maintenance, tuning

  2. Creating mindsets and being physically prepared

  3. Playing with dynamics, groove and feel

  4. Playing different idioms (e.g. marches, strathspeys, hornpipes, jigs, reels)

When: 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Where: HMCS Bytown Naval Officers’ Mess – 78 Lisgar St., Ottawa

Cost: $25.00 per participant

The workshop will be followed by a Knockout contest that evening featuring the “A” Piping MSR contest, our new “B” Piping mini-MSR contest, and all drumming contests.


From our friends at the PPBSO Toronto Branch:

More Ceol Mor!

Piobaireachd Workshop

Saturday February 27, 2016

Featuring instructors:

  1. Colin MacLellan

  2. Bruce Gandy

  3. Bob Worrall

For pipers of every level! Expand your knowledge of the bagpipe’s classical music through study with world-class experts. Classes at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels can be mixed and matched to meet each student’s individual goals. Students should bring their practice chanters; music and lunch are provided.


A short piobaireachd recital by some of the instructors will end the day inspirationally! A Piobaireachd Competition will take place on Sunday, February 28th. Workshop price includes entry to the competition as either a competitor or spectator.


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