The 2nd meeting of The Eagle Pipers’ Society was held on 2 February at the Scots Guards Club in Edinburgh’s Haymarket and another great night was had by all.
We were pleased to welcome Jack Abbott to the meeting. Jack was the very first Secretary of The Eagle Pipers’ Society when it formed back in 1960 and has offered to provide us with a few stories from the early days of the Society for the website.
Jack was presented with a new Eagle Pipers Society tie by Colin, as were P/M Jimmy Banks and Chick Hunter of the Scots Guards Club in recognition of their support of the Society in providing an excellent venue.
We were treated to a few tunes from Honorary Pipe Major Euan Anderson, Peter McCalister, Iain MacDonald, Chris Gibb, Jenny Hazzard, Allan Harper, Lee Moore and Cameron Drummond. Cameron, double silver medallist in 2009 performed the Ceol Mor giving us The Desperate Battle.
There was also a special treat from Matt Wilson who, rather than having a tune, opted instead to recite a poem he had written for the occasion.
To hear Matt’s poem and some of the other players from the evening, visit the Eagle Pipers’ channel on Youtube.
Thanks to everyone who came along and to those who sent messages of support.
See you at the Scots Guards’ Club, Haymarket, Edinburgh on 16 February 2010 for the next meeting. The meeting will start at 7.30pm.
Secretary / Treasurer
The Eagle Pipers’ Society