Upcoming Events: Feb. 6th Knockout, March 5th Piobaireachd Workshop and More!

The PPBSO Ottawa Branch’s exciting winter calendar ramps up this week!

February 6th: Bass/Mid-Section Workshop & Knockout Contest

On Saturday, February 6th, we are pleased to be joined by Kahlil Cappuccino for a Bass/Mid-Section Workshop, followed by a Knockout contest that evening. Click here for details about the afternoon workshop.

Information about the evening’s contest, which features B Piping, A Piping, and all drumming can be found here.


We are very happy to be joined by Chris Bell of Kingston to judge our drumming contests, and Andrew Carlisle of Pittsburgh to judge the piping events and give a short recital afterward.

March 5th: Piobaireachd Workshop with Colin MacLellan & Knockout Finals


We are very happy to be joined by Colin MacLellan on March 5th to judge the 2016 Knockout Finals. Colin will also provide a workshop that afternoon with a focus on some of the tunes found in this year’s Silver Medal and Gold Medal list. This session will include recordings, thoughts on different styles, and pitfalls to avoid when playing. Registration information for this workshop can be found here.

Other Upcoming Events

  1. Reedmaking Workshop with John Elliott – Ever wondered what goes into making reeds? Stayed tuned for registration information for this unique workshop, taking place on Saturday, April 9th.

  2. Glengarry Cup – April 9th at the RCAF Officers Mess, 158 Gloucester St. in Ottawa.

  3. Ottawa Branch Indoor Games – Taking place on Saturday, May 7th at the St. Michael Catholic School in Kemptville.

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