Massey Graduation Parades have come around again this year, the dates were Tuesday May 25th to Thursday May 27th. There was also an extra stage performance on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6pm. The parades are a bit later in the year than usual, which made the mornings a bit colder and harder to get […]
Christmas Santa Parades are over for another year. This year started with the Farmers Santa Parade down Queen street on Sunday 29th November. I did this with City of Auckland, which we had Auckland and Districts pipe band and Auckland Police pipe band with us. This was in the rain so we had our capes […]
I have heard many stories of musical instruments, especially other bagpipes getting stolen. There was the story of the great Lewis Turrell’s award winning pipes going missing, which were returned only a few months after his death. The other stories quite often end in the instruments never being recovered. So I thought it was time […]
Here is a quick video that I made for a fellow piper who was wondering how I was coming along with the new tune I was learning. Well here ’tis.
Band performance at the CNIs I travelled down to Rotorua on Friday night with some other band members to be well rested and ready for the competition on Saturday. We were up dressed, getting breakfast early to be ready for the Street March at about 10:18. Surprisingly, after some lateness, minimal tuning, the band was […]
This weekend was the weekend for the Auckland Centre Contest or Auckland Provincials Pipe Band Contest. This year I played with City of Auckland Pipe Band, we had 9 pipers, 4 side drummers, and between 2 and 3 tenor drummers. Even though we did not have any competition in the grade, it was a good […]
The day started at 11:00am for the Pipe Band Competition Preparation. I had already arrived and helped with the Clan Cameron Tent. The weather was good, and the atmosphere was relaxed. The band was entered for the MSR, Medley, and Street March. The MSR and Medley were at the circle near the Band Rotunda as […]
We had a practice yesterday, it went well. We are prepared for the Medieval Madness Event. Kiwi North Museum, Kiwi House & Heritage Park, 500 State Highway 14, Maunu, Whangarei Sunday 26 January 2020 10:00am – 3:00pm We will be playing at 12:00 for 45 minutes. Then from 1pm with the jousting.
Auckland Marathon – 20th October 2019 7:30am – 9:30am
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