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Reminder! Piobaireachd Contest and Knockout – Saturday, February 3rd

Join us this Saturday, February 3rd for a full day of piping and drumming!

Piobaireachd Contest

The day will get underway at 12:00 pm with the Branch’s 2018 Amateur Piobaireachd Contest. The afternoon will feature competitors across three categories:

  1. A Piobaireachd – 1 full piobaireachd – own choice

  2. B Piobaireachd – 1 full piobaireachd – own choice

  3. C Piobaireachd – 1 ground – own choice

Judges: Brian Williamson, Andrea Boyd, and Ed Bush

Order of Play: Details have been sent directly to registered competitors, and can be viewed here.

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

Cost: $7.00 (competitors and attendees at the piobaireachd contest get in free for the evening’s Knockout).


Knockout Contest

Join us the evening of February 3rd for the Knockout contest, featuring:

  1. A Piping – MSR (4 parts min. each tune)

  2. B Piping – Mini MSR (2 parts max. each tune)

  3. A Drumming – HJ

  4. B Drumming – 6/8 March

Judges: Jacob Dicker, Ed Bush, and Brendan Kelly.

When and Where: 7:30 pm, HMCS Bytown Naval Officers’ Mess

NOTE: Given the large number of competitors, B and A categories will run concurrently on different floors.

Competitors can still register, or sign up on the day of the contest. On-the-day entrants will play first in each category.

Knockout Finals: The results of Saturday’s Knockout will determine who advances to the Knockout finals on March 3rd! Knockout point standings can be found here.


Fred Morrison Concert

Don’t forget! On Tuesday, February 6th, Fred Morrison will be performing with opening guests MacIsaac and MacKenzie at the St. Brigid’s Centre for the Arts. There are only a handful of tickets left! Click here for more information.


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