European Football meant a quieter night for us as the Glasgow Rangers faced Manchester United at Old Trafford. Some could not resist the temptation to watch the ‘gers attempt the impossible but they did join us later on in the evening to gloat on what was described as a ‘great performance’. It wasn’t total football but a valuable point was gained. Anyway………………….
I got the evening off with some 6/8s and a few 2/4 marches before local player Iain McDonald gave us a few tunes on a fine set of Glens.
Tam Peterkin, (the current Eagle Pipers pie eating champion setting a record of 4-yes 4 a few weeks ago), also playing a set of Glens, was up next. Tam must have built up a bit of an appetite while on the floor as he polished of 3 pies at the break.
The post pie piper was Chris Gibb who was playing a new set of 1910 silver and Ivory Lawries recently purchased from Simon McKerral. Chris clearly loves the new instrument and he was in fine form as you can see on the you tube site.
Iain Speirs was up next as he needed a wee warm up for his visit to Campbelltown at the weekend. Iain was, as usual, immaculate and he has once again managed to qualify for 37th Glenfiddich championship at Blair Castle on Saturday 30th October.
At this point the President and his good lady arrived grinning like Cheshire cats. I knew then that ‘the teddy bears’ had stolen something at Old Trafford.
The final piper of the evening was Greig Canning who after warming up the pipe gave us The Lament for the Earl of Antrim. Again you can have a listen to this on our you tube channel at http://www.youtube.com/TheEaglePiper
And that was that.
If anyone wants to volunteer to play the piobaireachd of an evening please drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope to see you next time. 28th September 19.30hrs Scots Guards Club, Haymarket, Edinburgh.
Hon.P/M Eagle Pipers Society