Piping and Drumming Competition
For our 24th Games, come join us in the morning at the piping/drumming area on the games field and watch individuals compete. Then from 1:30 to 4PM join us for the Mass Pipe Band competition.
March, Strathspeys , Reels, Hornpipes Jigs and 6/8 Marches and known as Ceol Beag of the light music. This light and lively music is fun to listen to and might even have you tapping you toes a wee bit.
Piobarieachd also known as “Pibroch” or “Ceol Mor” meaning “great music” and can vary in length depending on the tune. It contains a melodic theme and elaborate formal variations. It has been called the classical music for the pipes.
The games are eager to carry on Roddy MacDonald passion of playing the bagpipes. He was always passing on his knowledge of the art of playing the pipes to others eager to learn. We encourage pipers of all ages and those who like to listen to piping to join us for this event they will be able to hear the professionals play the following types of tunes played on the “Great Highland Bagpipes”.
These competitions follow the rules and guidelines set forth by the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association (EUSPBA)
and are fully sanctioned by this official body.
Director of Bagpiping and Drumming