Dec 29, 2019

Last Gathering of 2019 for Oregon Pipers Society


 It was a smaller group for the December gathering of the Oregon Pipers Society, but there were new faces and new members who were enthused to be there!  (And of course several of our regular attendees, but maybe with a little different look...)

Jori Chisholm was our judge and featured performer 

and brought his whole family! 

 And as you can see by their numbers, they doubled the size of the audience!

Nate Wahlgren and Ann Rosen

Before the evening program, there was the COMPETITION!

Ann Rosen started things off with her tenor drum exhibition accompanied by Nate Wahlgren.

Imanuel Walker competed on chanter.
Meanwhile, Will Beattie and David Wright worked the front desk.

And Will got a surprise visit from son Ethan and wife Simona.
Michael Hubbard puts in his order with bartender Dan Kelley.

Lots to choose from!
Flint Yoder tied for 2nd place with his Grade 4 Strathspey and Reel.

Shara Maikranz takes another 1st place in Grade 4.

Tim Riddle tied for 2nd in Grade 4.

Greg Rose competed with a 2/4 March in Grade 3.

Ralph Drew competed in Grade 2.

 And then there was the Grade 1 Piobaireachd!

Eric Albert
Nate Wahlgren took 1st place.
And some people sat out the piobaireachd part and caught up on their reading.

Good pizza!

Competition ended and then it was time for food and drinks!

Ralph entertained during the break with his medival German pipes.

Duncan Winters, a Grade 1 Piper at the age of 14, was the Local Hero.  
Duncan is a student of Jori Chisholm's and this was his last appearance before moving to Scotland to pursue his schooling and piping.

Duncan played a piobaireachd and then wowed the crowd with a few jigs.


 The next performers were from the 
Portland Scottish Fiddle Club led by Tricia Riley.

OPS member Alan Bonney did a great job and looks very focused!
Eila Chisholm was thrilled to introduce her son, Jori Chisholm, as the featured performer.

Proud Mother!

Jori and Duncan

Colin Chisholm, Jori, Duncan Winters, and Duncan Chisholm

It was a great time and fun was had by all who attended!  Don't forget the first gathering of 2020 on Saturday, January 18! 

And keep piping!