Tonight saw a welcome addition to the ranks in the form of SFU piper Tori Killoran who joined the Eagles ‘band’ for most of the tunes. In Scotland for a few weeks Tori is soaking up all the piping she can get. Part of the Scottish piping culture is of course an Eagles pie that seemed to go down a treat!
Indeed Tori was our post pie piper and she stepped her way through some lovely light music that included a block of 6 or so jigs, finishing with the difficult Peter Macleod composition, Inspector Donald Campbell Ness. Her MSR started with the great march Bonnie Ann, composed by Daniel Ross. Excellent stuff and don’t be a stranger Tori.
Iain Speirs was up next and he took the opportunity of preparing for the Glenfiddich Championships at Blair Castle. Once the pipes were settled he was quickly into a double MSR. Top class playing on a great pipe. Iain finished off the evening with the Captain John MacLellan piobaireachd, The Edinburgh Piobaireachd. Iain has had this in his repertoire for some time now and makes wonderful job of getting the full musical value from it. The pipe held well and if he can reproduce this form at the Glenfiddich he will not be far away.
Good luck to all the competitors who are heading to Blair Castle at the weekend. It will, as usual, be a first class event and if you can not make it remember it is all live-streamed.
The Eagle pipers are running a bus that will included the tradition road trip quiz.
Hope to see you there.