Listen to the brilliant National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland perform in their recent Thunderstruck concert held in Perth in February 2017. The band achieved a great sound with a combination of RJM Band chanters and Chesney Warnock reeds. Follow this link https://roddymacleodpiobaireachd.com/chanters/
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To launch the new site I have added a recording of “Roderick MacDonald’s Salute”. This is a Donald Macleod composition and is set for this year’s Silver medal competitions at Oban and Inverness.
I hope you enjoy it.
Nick Hudson – 1st prize in Silver Medal, Argyllshire Gathering
Roddy MacLeod -Silver Chanter, Dunvegan, Skye, Glenfiddich P ing Championships, Blair Atholl, JB Robertson Rosebowl, Scottish Piping Society of London
Congratulations also to Andrew Hall, Jamie Forrester, Derek Midgely, Callum Watson, Callum Iain Brown, Andrew Bova and Wilson Brown for the many prizes gained over the season on the RJM solo chanter.
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The Spirit of Scotland continued to perform well in Grade 1 gaining 4th place in the UK Championships in Belfast on the 11th of June followed by a 6th place in the European championships in Forres on the 25th of June. The band is playing RJM polypenco band chanters.
The newly reformed Spirit of Scotland Pipe Band placed 5th at the British Championships in Paisley on the 21st May 2016. This was the band’s first appearance in competition since 2008.
Congratulations to Inveraray and District who were placed 1st. The results and summaries can be found at www.rspba.org
Congratulations to Nick Hudson on his recent success winning the Overall prize against a strong field of top level competitors in the annual William Livingstone Sr. Memorial Piping competition held in Hamilton, Ontario.
Playing his RJM solo chanter Nick was placed 1st in the Piobaireachd playing “Lament for the Laird of Anapool” – a very testing piece. Nick was 3rd place in the March, Strathspey, Reel, Hornpipe & Jig section.
The Spirit of Scotland Pipe Band is reforming for 2016 under the leadership of Pipe Major Roddy Macleod and Leading Drummer Jim Kilpatrick.
The band will be competing at all five major pipe band championships during the 2016 season.
The latest mp3 to be added to the tunes section is “The Massacre of Glencoe”. Recorded live at the Clan Donald Quaich competition in June 2015. This tune is performed in the style written in the Donald MacDonald manuscript.
On the 24th of October 2015, Roddy MacLeod was placed 3rd overall at the 2015 Glenfiddich Championships with a 2nd place in the MSR and 3rd place in the Piobaireachd. Congratulations to Angus MacColl who was Overall winner and to Stuart Liddell who was runner-up.
On the 31st of October 2015, Roddy MacLeod won his 7th Bratach Gorm and 8th Overall London Championship. These prizes were won by Roddy using the RJM Solo Chanter.