Pipers' annual collogue at Old Gala House

The Lowland & Border Pipers' Society will be holding its annual Collogue (conference) in Old Gala House on October 30.

Wednesday, 20th October 2021, 12:03 pm
Geordie Syme, "the best piper of his day" (in the 18th century).

Local piper Matt Seattle said: “The event will be open to the public as well as to members and w e intend it to be enjoyable for everyone interested in the Lowland or Border bagpipes, their music, and Borders culture.”

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Two competition classes will be held, new composition and the Skeely Piper, with the theme of tunes with a Sir Walter Scott connection.

And there are contributions from speakers James MacDonald Reid, John Nichol and Jules Horne.

After dinner there will be a playing session (8-10.30 pm) which is free entry and open to local traditional musicians as well as LBPS members.