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Forum: Teacher's Lounge 11-15-2012, 07:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,589
Posted By Scott.Williams
Re: Teaching (Your Own) Children?

I taught my son to play. He started back about 1988. I was teaching a small group of children at home at that time and he asked if he could take lessons too. He was nine years old, at the time....
Forum: Pipe Bands 07-19-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,562
Posted By Scott.Williams
Insurance required for parade performance

Our band received a notice that next year we will be required to show proof of insurance before we will be permitted to play in a parade prior to one of the Highland Games we attend.

Does anyone...
Forum: Piping and Drumming Jokes 06-04-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,067
Posted By Scott.Williams
Piper MacKay Goes to the Pub

Piper MacKay was a bit dry after a lengthy band practice so he stopped into a pub along the road on his way home. He ran his eye over the huge selection of single malts on display.

"I'll have a...
Forum: Piping and Drumming Jokes 06-03-2012, 05:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 765
Posted By Scott.Williams
Piper MacKay lands on a desert island

Piper MacKay won an all-expense paid cruise for two to several exotic tropical locations. He and Mrs. MacKay set off south to Southampton where they boarded the vessel and, for the first several days...
Forum: Competition Results 04-30-2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,135
Posted By Scott.Williams
2012 Atlantic Canada Piobaireachd Challenge

The results are as follows:

Gold Medal Challenge (Open Professional)
1. Alex Gandy, Dartmouth, NS
2. James MacHattie, Summerside, PEI
3. Andrew Rogers, Fredericton, NB

Silver Medal Challenge...
Forum: Piping and Drumming Jokes 11-04-2011, 03:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,036
Posted By Scott.Williams
Nay so bad

Piper MacKay was asked to entertain at a nearby senior's home on a Sunday afternoon. He heard that one of the famous pipers of a bygone era was living there, so he polished his pipes carefully and...
Forum: Music 11-02-2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,246
Posted By Scott.Williams
Re: To go with "March of Champions Supreme"

My band uses it as the lead tune of a set with Scotland The Brave and The Rowan Tree.
Forum: Piping and Drumming Jokes 10-16-2011, 06:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 882
Posted By Scott.Williams
Green side up!

Piper MacKay's wife won a fairly sizable cash prize at Bingo and decided to use the money to make a few improvements around the house. She decided to send Piper out to do the work in the back garden...
Forum: Piping and Drumming Jokes 10-03-2011, 01:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,004
Posted By Scott.Williams
Kyle of Lochalsh Ferry

Piper MacKay was going to Skye for to play for the Silver Chanterl. It was a long and arduous journey, especially since he went by bicycle. When he reached the Kyle of Lochalsh, he saw that the...
Forum: Piping and Drumming Jokes 09-29-2011, 10:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 820
Posted By Scott.Williams
Collection time

Piper MacKay's brother Hamish worked for Caledonian MacBrayne as a fare collector on one of the island ferries. Piper often went out to the islands, just to travel for the day with his brother and...
Forum: Piping and Drumming Jokes 09-29-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 994
Posted By Scott.Williams
Mistaken identity

Piper MacKay often supplemented his income by taking jobs as a house painter. At times, he had so much work that he had to hire a young assistant. On one occasion, he told his assistant to go around...
Forum: Music 09-27-2011, 06:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,258
Posted By Scott.Williams
Tunes from about 1800

Can anyone direct me to the names and possibly the scores of pipe tunes that might have been played about 1800?
Forum: Music 09-14-2011, 07:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,691
Posted By Scott.Williams
Re: 1801 The Nora - immigrant ship arrives

Specifically, I am looking for tunes that might have been played in 1801. Someone else is working on the history. The ship carried passengers to Nova Scotia and many of them settled in or around...
Forum: Music 09-13-2011, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,691
Posted By Scott.Williams
1801 The Nora - immigrant ship arrives

I have been asked to assist a group looking at the immigrant ship The Nora, which sailed o North America in 1801. Specifically, I was asked what bagpipe music might have been played at that time. One...
Forum: Music 08-09-2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 925
Posted By Scott.Williams
Re: Captain Leslie Archibald

Found the tune. Thanks.
Forum: Music 08-09-2011, 08:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 925
Posted By Scott.Williams
Re: Captain Leslie Archibald

Yes, it's Captain Archibald Leslie, and it may have been composed by D. Campbell, published in the Glen Collection. I should have done a bit more research before asking for help finding it. It was...
Forum: Music 08-09-2011, 07:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 925
Posted By Scott.Williams
Captain Leslie Archibald

Does anyone know where I might find the tune Captain Leslie Archibald? It has been requested for a wedding. The composer Paul K. MacNeil can't find a copy anywhere. It was recorded on one of his CDs...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-03-2011, 07:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,859
Posted By Scott.Williams
Re: Oldest Beginner

I had the good fortune of giving Ken Thornton his first lessons at the Ontario School of Piping and Drumming at St. Andrews College in Aurora, Ontario. He was indeed 80 years old. He learned quite...
Forum: Competition Results 06-25-2011, 04:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,174
Posted By Scott.Williams
Re: Highland Games and Piping Competitions in the colonies?

The Antigonish Highland Society, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, was formed 150 years ago in 1861. The Society held its first Highland Games two years later in 1863.
Forum: Competition Results 06-06-2011, 04:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 501
Posted By Scott.Williams
Atlantic Canada Piobaireachd Challenge

2011 Atlantic Canada
Piobaireachd Challenge
(Formerly the ACPBA Piobaireachd Challenge)

Grade 5

14th Annual Pewter Medal Piobaireachd Challenge
The Scott Williams Challenge Cup
Forum: Music 05-27-2011, 02:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 492
Posted By Scott.Williams
Re: Newfoundland Songs

Thanks. I sent them off to the girl in NFLD. Any more out there?
Forum: Music 05-25-2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 492
Posted By Scott.Williams
Newfoundland Songs

A young piper from our band has a summer job in Newfoundland and would like to learn arrangements of some Newfoundland songs to play at ceilidhs. Anyone know where we could find some?
Forum: Music 04-22-2011, 04:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,296
Posted By Scott.Williams
With Honour We Serve

I just saw a performance of this tune on YouTube. Does anyone know if it is published? I'd love to get a copy.
Forum: Your Announcements 03-17-2011, 04:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 341
Posted By Scott.Williams
Antigonish Highland Games Entry Form

Pipe Band competition:

5001 Gr. 5 March
5005 Gr. 5 Medley
4001 Gr. 4 Quick March Medley
4005 Gr. 4 Medley
3001 Gr. 3 M/S/R
Forum: Your Announcements 03-17-2011, 04:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 403
Posted By Scott.Williams
Antigonish Indoor Piping and Drumming Meet

Antigonish Highland Society

Indoor Piping and Drumming Meet
June 4th, 2011

Entry Form

Please check each event you wish to enter.
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