Nov 27, 2012

Exciting Meeting November 17th!

by Matt Bleigh-Cory

Wow!  What an amazing evening's entertainment at OPS!

The performances on Saturday the 17th started off with the clan MacLeay pipe band who are always great fun and very popular with the crowd. :)

Jason Teece, our Local Hero, a piper with the Columbia Regional Pipe Band, and an instructor with the Sir James McDonald Pipe Band, played for an enthralled audience, offering a range of music from marches to jigs, an Irish slow aire (one of my favorites!), a piobaireachd, and he closed with an incredible set of rousing, blistering jigs and a hornpipe!  His recital was too short and he was amazing!

Jori Chisholm absolutely brought the house down as he took us around the world with an international banquet of pipe music in the Scottish, Irish, Cape Breton, Brittany, and Galician traditions. He also included some incredibly fun kitchen piping (again, some of my favorite music of the evening) that got your toe tapping and your hands clapping for more!

Pictures from the competition can be viewed on our Picasa album, and you can also view videos of the performances on our YouTube channel, OPSINPDX Videos.

Don't miss our next meeting coming up on December 15th!  We'll be holding the drawing for our fundraising raffle (email to purchase tickets) where our grand prize is a set of John Walsh poly smallpipes!

We expect another night of great competition and outstanding performances!  See you there!