Roddy MacLeod in Ottawa – April 8th and 9th!

The PPBSO Ottawa Branch is pleased to offer a weekend of workshops with Roddy MacLeod.

Roddy MacLeod MBE is one of Highland piping’s most distinguished and influential individuals. He is a decorated soloist, former Pipe Major of the Scottish Power Pipe Band, current Pipe Major of the Spirit of Scotland Pipe Band, and he currently serves as Principal at the National Piping Centre in Glasgow. We are very fortunate to have Roddy’s expertise in Ottawa this spring!


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We encourage you to read Roddy’s full biography here.

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We are pleased to offer four workshops which will feature the following:

Saturday, April 8th

  1. Pipe Band Fundamentals

  2. 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

  3. Of interest to pipers all grade levels

  4. More information about material to be shared as the event gets closer

  5. Light Music

  6. 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

  7. Of interest to pipers of all grade levels

  8. More information about material to be shared as the event gets closer

Sunday, April 9th

  1. PiobaireachdBeginner/Intermediate

  2. 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

  3. More information about material to be shared as the event gets closer

  4. Piobaireachd – Advanced

  5. 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

  6. More information about material to be shared as the event gets closer

Evening entertainment – Glengarry Cup

The evening of Saturday, April 8th will feature the Glengarry Cup Open Professional MSR contest, to be judged by Roddy MacLeod. The contest will take place at the HMCS Bytown Naval Officers’ Mess and will begin at 7:30 pm.


2016 Glengarry Cup prizewinners from left to right: Ed Bush (3rd), Jacob Dicker (2nd), Andrea Boyd (1st), with Branch executive member Jim Bush and judge John Elliott.


More information about the Glengarry Cup can be found here.

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