BUTTER FINGERS’ BLOG 28-04-2017

Butter Fingers' Blog 28-04-2017 PipingLive! had a press launch this week and it seems like it’s going to be another memorable four days in Glasgow this August with the likes of the Peatbog Faeries and the Battlefield Band – who have been very quiet lately – taking part. There’s also a Grade 1 pipe band [...]

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BUTTER FINGERS’ BLOG, 21/04/17

BUTTER FINGERS' BLOG, 21/04/17 The draw for the first major pipe band competition of the season, the British at Paisley, has been announced by the RSPBA. Here's grades 1 and 2: Grade 1 14:15 Pipes and Drums of the Police Service of Northern Ireland 14:25 Dowco Triumph Street - Canada 14:35 Field Marshal Montgomery 14:45 [...]

By | 2017-11-07T10:57:34+00:00 April 21st, 2017|Butter Fingers' Blog, General, Latest News|Comments Off on BUTTER FINGERS’ BLOG, 21/04/17

Butter Fingers’ blog, 31st March, 2017

Butter Fingers' blog, 31st March, 2017 SCOTTISH TELEVISION (STV) is looking for pipers aged between 30-50 years old to feature in an advert for its main channel sponsor. The advert has a piping theme. Casting takes place at the Glasgow offices of STV next Monday and Tuesday with the filming scheduled either Tuesday 11 or [...]

By | 2017-11-07T10:57:51+00:00 March 31st, 2017|Butter Fingers' Blog, General, Latest News|Comments Off on Butter Fingers’ blog, 31st March, 2017

Butter Fingers’ blog, 24/03/17

Butter Fingers' blog, 24/03/17 TONIGHT SEES THE annual College of Piping Lecture in the Birnam Hotel, Perthshire. I’m looking forward to this. The subject being discussed is that of ‘Piping Societies in the Modern Era’. The College has invited Euan Anderson of the Eagle Pipers and Alan Forbes of the Royal Scottish Pipers’ Society to [...]

By | 2017-11-07T10:57:56+00:00 March 24th, 2017|Butter Fingers' Blog, General, Latest News|Comments Off on Butter Fingers’ blog, 24/03/17

Butter Fingers’ blog, 17/03/17

Butter Fingers' blog, 17/03/17 THE CAPTAIN JOHN A MacLellan MBE Memorial Trust Dinner will this year be held on 26th August at the Caledonia Hotel in Princes Street, Edinburgh. More details soon. VETERAN TEACHER OF highland dancing, Jean Swanston is trying to track down young piper called Ruaridh Brown from Dunblane. Ruaridh is aged about [...]

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Butter Fingers’ blog, 10/03/17

  THE SCOTTISH SCHOOLS Pipe Band Championships take place on Sunday at James Gillespie High School, which is, incidentally, looking for a Teacher of Gaelic. This competition is the result of hard work by the Scottish Schools Pipes and Drums Trust. The competition is going from strength to strength and, as I’ve  reported previously, a [...]

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Butter Fingers’ blog, 03-03-17

Butter Fingers' blog, 03-03-17 Angus back in the day. IT WAS GREAT to read in this month’s Piping Times that Angus Lawrie is still composing gems. The magazine contains a new tune of Angus’s which he has written for his cousin, Father Colin MacInnes. It’s a good-going 2/4 march and it’s very musical [...]

By | 2017-11-07T10:58:22+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|Butter Fingers' Blog, General, Latest News|Comments Off on Butter Fingers’ blog, 03-03-17

Butter Fingers’ Blog

THE COLLEGE’S EASTER School has some great tutors lined up: Pipe Major Iain MacPherson (Glasgow Police Pipe Band), Ian Watson (ex- Strathclyde Police Pipe Band) and Colin MacLellan (ex-Pipe Major, Lothian & Border Police Pipe Band). Quality polis right enough! The dates are April 3-7 and April 10-14. The cost is only £95.00. Click HERE [...]

By | 2017-11-07T10:58:35+00:00 February 24th, 2017|Butter Fingers' Blog, General, Latest News|Comments Off on Butter Fingers’ Blog

BUTTER FINGERS’ BLOG, 17/02/17

TOMORROW SEES THE Metro Cup Solo Invitational Piping Competition in Newark, New Jersey. The order of play is: 1. Alastair Lee; 2. Alasdair Henderson; 3. Derek Midgley; 4. Callum Beaumont; 5. William McCallum; 6. John Patrick; 7. Andrew Lee; 8. Bruce Gandy; 9. Dan Lyden; 10. Glenn Brown; 11. Alex Gandy; 12. Andrew Hayes; 13. [...]

By | 2017-11-07T11:01:05+00:00 February 17th, 2017|Butter Fingers' Blog, General, Latest News|Comments Off on BUTTER FINGERS’ BLOG, 17/02/17

BUTTER FINGERS’ BLOG 10/02/2017

BUTTER FINGERS' BLOG 10/02/2017 UNBELIEVABLE! ONE WEEK after my comments about the Daily Record, they’re at it again. You will recall how I was left vexed after reading its online story about how the AC/DC track, 'Thunderstruck', had been performed by a group of Spanish pipers. The story didn’t mention the basic fact that it [...]

By | 2017-11-07T11:01:12+00:00 February 10th, 2017|Butter Fingers' Blog, General, Latest News|Comments Off on BUTTER FINGERS’ BLOG 10/02/2017
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