Mar 3, 2018

Come to OPS on March 10th!

Oregon Pipers Society invites YOU to join us for an evening of Celtic music and community fun that your whole family will enjoy! We are holding our March gathering THIS Saturday, March 10th!

Our location is the OddFellows Hall in downtown Milwaukie, and this event welcomes all ages. We offer admission of only $5 for OPS members and $10 for non-members. Kids 12 and under get in free! Click here to become a member today. The event will commence at 4:30 pm with our piping and drumming competition. Come enjoy our competitors putting on their best possible performance or sign up yourself! Full details are available on our competition info page.

At 7:30 our formal evening program begins. Come hungry - there will be food and beverages available for purchase throughout the evening, including pizza, salad, beer, wine, and scotch!

Featured Piper Erik Leiken


Erik Leiken, from Davis, CA, started piping at the age of eight years old and started competing in 1998, becoming a professional player in 2009. Erik has been a member of Prince Charles, Alameda Co. Sheriff's, Kevin R. Blandford Memorial, LA Scots, and Peel Regional Police Pipe Bands, and is currently the Pipe Major of Dunvegan Pipe Band and Pipe Sergeant of the newly-formed Silicon Valley Pipe Band. Erik has studied under David Parkhurst, Bill Merriman, Archie Cairns, John Cairns, Angus J. MacLellan, Bruce Hitchings, Jimmy Young, but primarily under Ozzie Reid.
Erik is the proprietor of Leiken Reeds, personally manufacturing a range of reeds, and he teaches extensively in Northern California.

Erik Leiken


Channing Dodson and Brongaene Griffin

Prior to our featured piper, OPS is excited to welcome Channing Dodson, an excellent local player of both Uilleann (Irish) pipes and highland pipes, and fiddler Bronnie Griffin. Bronnie Griffin is a contemporary fiddler steeped in the Irish tradition and has shared the stage with Kevin Burke, Johnny B. Connolly, Nancy Conescu, Gerry O'Beirne, and John Williams, among others. This promises to be the perfect way to kick off your Saint Patrick's Day month!

Channing Dodson


We look forward to seeing you on March 10th!