Match report, 8 June 2010

Angus Lutton

The evening got under way with a few tunes from young Angus Lutton who was in fine form. Angus is at Edinburgh Academy and the school band are about to fly out to Canada on a weeks tour.

Next up was Jenny Hazzard who gave us some excellent music on a recently refurbished pipe. Jenny is pencilled in for the piobaireachd on the 6th July and for the calendar Tracy Williams is up next on Tuesday 22nd June.

Next up was the pre pie piper Edinburgh Academy tutor Michael Gray. This was a chance for Angus and Nick (Keyden) to see how it is done.

Tom, Carol and Iain Speirs with John Hanning

We had a special guest in the audience from New Zealand, John Hanning, from Wellington. John dropped in for a visit with Tom and Carol Speirs. John won the Argyllshire Gathering gold medal in 1987 playing Isabel Mackay. Interestingly he had to play in the silver medal later that year at the Northern Meeting due to grading issue. John told us that while in Scotland he managed to secure employment as the Duke of Atholl’s piper which was ideal as he could play at all the games. John also won the Braemar gold medal. It was great to see him there and he and fellow Kiwi Tracy Williams had a great natter.

Tom Peterkin

Douglas Gardiner, on a very nice pipe, played a few tunes post pies before Tom Peterkin took to the floor to give us The Lament for the Little Supper. Tom won the Archie Kenneth Quaich earlier this year playing this tune and he gave us a very musical performance to round the evening off. Well done Tom.

The Scots Guards’ knock out final is this Sunday at 16.00hrs in the Guards Club at Haymarket Terrace Edinburgh, between Cameron Drummond and Kevin McNulty.

Euan Anderson
Hon. Pipe Major
The Eagle Pipers’ Society


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6 responses to “Match report, 8 June 2010

  1. You’re doing poor Michael Gray an injustic Piper Speirs with your carefree typing. Maybe think of me as the colour and Ollie as the name.

    Nice reporting – you got seemingly got through it with no major errors.

  2. Yes Iain, they did a good job of me and you at the school but I don’t think the Hon PM was too interested in the English lessons…

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