Thursday, July 05, 2007

This Weekend's Highland Games

Instead of practicing, I've been browsing through piping sites and arrived at the conclusion that there is hardly a weekend throughout the year without a Highland Games somewhere in the world. You are the beneficiary of said idle browsing. Here is a list of this weekend's Games:

The Forres Highland Games. Forres is a small market town situated on the Moray Coast approximately 26 miles to the East of Inverness. They have a website here. The event include solo piping, highland dancing, cycling and heavy athletics.

The Monterey Games will be held this weekend also. It's about a 5 or 6 hour drive up the coast from here and a good event. The website's here. It's a chance to hear the northern California bands before Pleasanton.

There are Games in Halifax, Nova Scotia and in Kincardine, Ontario.

The major contest this weekend will be the All Ireland Pipe Band Championship in Donard Park, Newcastle, County Down. Alas, no website for it this year. You can find the order of play listed on the RSPBA-NI website here.