Reminder: 2019 Glengarry Cup Professional MSR Contest & Michael Grey Workshop


2019 Glengarry Cup Professional MSR Contest

When: April 13, 2019, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Where: Royal Canadian Air Force Officers’ Mess 158 Gloucester Street, Ottawa K2P 0A6

Cost: $10.00

Judge: Michael Grey

The Glengarry Cup Open Professional MSR Contest is held each April and select participants are invited to play. Participants must play a 2/4 March, Strathspey and Reel in that order. A recital with Michael Grey will follow. This contest is a definite must see event if you want to experience a high calibre of play in the finest tradition. Please join us!

Michael Grey Workshop – Making pipe band music with impact


Michael Grey, one of the most prolific composers of the pipe band world will be delivering a session before the evening piping contest. On April 13th, Michael will lead a session entitled “Making pipe band music with impact”.

This will be a discussion centred on what might be considered when creating music sets for a variety of situations, and will be of interest to pipers AND drummers!

When: April 13, 2019, 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Where: Naval Officers’ Mess 78 Lisgar Street, Ottawa K2P 0C1, (Note: different venue than the Glengarry Cup that evening)

Cost: $20.00

Click here to register

Ottawa Indoor Highland Games

When: May 4, 2019, 8:00 am – 5:30 pm

Where: St. Michael’s Catholic High School 2755 County Rd 43, Kemptville K0G 1J0

Cost: $10.00 (Competitor or Spectator)

New for 2019 are Ontario Champion Supreme Points for solo events, a juvenile band contest, and an expanded quartets contest.

Registration is now open! Deadline is Saturday April 20th

RCMP Pipes, Drums & Dancers In Concert “On the Road to Holland, 2020”

The RCMP Band, their Dancers and special guests, Shabraque and the MacLeod Fiddlers are proud to present an afternoon of music in celebration and support of the Band’s travel to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Holland.

The concert will be held at:

Dominion-Chalmers Church, 355 Copper Street, Ottawa Sunday April 28th – 2pm. Tickets $20 each (Children under 12 free).

Past concerts have sold out, so we suggest you get your tickets early so as not to be disappointed!

For tickets, visit www.facebook.com/rcmppipesanddrums

Don’t Miss a Relic of Ottawa’s Piping History!

Last displayed in Ottawa in 1899, don’t miss visiting a very special set up bagpipes that are on display in the Barbara Ann Scott Gallery in Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave. West, until April 26th. These pipes are at least 200 years old, and, according to legend, were played at the Battle of Culloden in 1746!

Brought back to Ottawa through a special partnership between the Scottish Society of Ottawa and the City of Ottawa Archives. For more information, please visit the SSO website.

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