The Antigonish Highland Games were held this past weekend but the week leading up to it was the Canadian Highland Dance Championships. The College and PEI were well represented by Kate Ross in her first appearance at these Championships. Her results for this contest were as follows: Highland Events: Sword 4th, Fling 7th and Reel 8th. National Events: Blue Bonnets 5th and Village Maid 8th. Check out Kate below representing Team PEI:
The College was also well represented at the Antigonish Highland Games by our Pipers, Drummers and Pipe Bands. Check out the College's results page for results from these games (as they become available): http://www.collegeofpiping.com/competitionresults.php.
As mentioned before, the College was visited this week by the George Watson's College Pipe Band. This is a group of very talented students from Edinburgh, Scotland. They graced our stage in an outstanding concert this past Friday night. The Grade Four College band had the privilege of joining them on stage as the two bands performed together at the end of their concert. It was an excellent evening of piping, drumming and making new friendships. An evening that the College will not soon forget! Check out some highlights below:
The College was also visited by the Brian Boru Band from Falmouth, Massachusetts. The band came for a three day workshop where they worked with our piping instructors, James and Kylie MacHattie, drumming instructor Chris Coleman and mid-section expert, Jillian Ramsay. A great time was had by all and at the end of their three days here, the band performed at a mini concert that the College holds every day. After the concert they band had their picture taken in front of the College:
And one more link from the Royal visit 2011. The College of Piping was mentioned in a news story regarding the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Click here to read all about it: