The Highlanders' Institute

Many years ago, during the heyday of the Clan MacFarlane Pipe Band, we ran a speakeasy out of the basement of my house and later moved to 12 Henrietta Street in St. Catharines, Ontario, to a house, owned by band member Ronnie Rollo. This became our watering hole - our home away from home - a place where we could meet others for good conversation and a tune over a pint of your favorite. It fondly became known as The Highlanders' Institute in reference to that famous Glasgow landmark of years gone by. From this, its name was gradually shortened to the 'tute and hence a legend was born. Pipers from miles around would congregate at the 'tute for the weekly sessions.

This page has been opened in The Captain's Corner to once again let pipers congregate for a good tune - a good listen - or simply a read of something new in the piping world. Enjoy !

 

The Concert Hall

 Click to Enter the Concert Hall   A room devoted to concerts and performances by the world's best players. Here you will have the opportunity to hear many first and only time performances from major events in the piping world. Enter and enjoy


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The William Livingstone Sr. Memorial Invitational

2007

Piobaireachd and Light Music

 


 The US Prize Pipe Winning Performances 2007

Ian Whitelaw

 Lord Lovat's Lament

(Angus MacKay's setting)

March, Strathspey & Reel

 


 

Ann Gray

Tales of Magpies and Ravens

CD Release

March, 2007


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Alex Gandy

Victoria, BC Recital

April, 2006

 


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Winter  Storm 2007

Medal and Silver Medal Piobaireachd Performances 

Gold Medal Ceol Beag Performances

Click to Visit Winter Storm 2007


Special Presentation   

The Sherriff Memorial Invitational Piping Contest

2006

Complete Recordings of all 2006 Events

 


  Pipe Major George Duncan 1902-1965 

Edinburgh, New York City and Detroit

His Life and Teachings - His Music

Great Pictures of George and other Piping Luminaries

Audio Downloads

Click to read about and listen to George Duncan


  Click to Listen to Ian Whitelaw  Ian Whitelaw   Lament for The Viscount of Dundee

                         Winner - the P/M Angus MacDonald Memorial Piobaireachd

                                        Ventura, California, October 13, 2006


 Click to Listen to Ashley MacLeod    Ashley MacLeod 

                                  Dalkeith, Ontario...the best in fiddling ! the best for piping !


 Click to Enter   shimLa Hum

You will be amazed. Sample the Title Track from Michael Grey's newest release.


 Update

Click to Listen to the TSPB

Triumph Street Pipe Band - 1980 Santa Rosa Games, California

Pipe Major Hal Senyk and Lead Drummer Willie McErlean

 


      Click to Listen to Bruce Gandy     Bruce Gandy  at the National Piping Centre, August 7, 2006

                                       Piobaireachd -  The Groat


      Click to listen to Jim McGillivray     Jim McGillivray at St. Andrew's College -  Piobaireachd

                                      Lament for Alasdair Dearg MacDonell of Glengarry - June 28, 2006

 

      Click to listen to Rob Crabtree     Rob Crabtree  at St. Andrew's College -  Piobaireachd

                                     Glengarry's Lament - June 28, 2006

      Click to listen to Jim McGillivray     Jim McGillivray at St. Andrew's College -  Piobaireachd

                                     The MacGregor's Salute - June 28, 2006

 

      Click to listen to Jim McGillivray     Jim McGillivray at St. Andrew's College -  Piobaireachd

                                     MacNeill of Barra's March - June 28, 2006

      Click to listen to Angus MacColl     Angus MacColl at St. Andrew's College -  4/4 March Set -  June 27, 2006

      Click to listen to Angus MacColl     Angus MacColl at St. Andrew's College -  Piobaireachd 

                                     The Red Speckled Bull  - June 27, 2006

      Click to listen to Angus MacColl     Angus MacColl at St. Andrew's College - 2/4 Marches - June 27, 2006

      Click to listen to Angus MacColl     Angus MacColl  at St. Andrew's College - June 27, 2006

                                     Strathspeys and Reels

      Click to listen to Angus MacColl     Angus MacColl at St. Andrew's College - June 27, 2006

                                     Hornpipes and Jigs


  Special listen      The Pipes and Drums of Powell River - 1961

Click to listen to the Powell River Pipe Band

The Beautiful Powell River Area of British Columbia

Special Listen 

By kind permission of Pipe Major Sandy Jones, USAF(Ret.), listen to the USAF Pipe Band in the 1960's. This band was a favorite of President John F. Kennedy.

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The USAF Pipe Band, Kennedy Funeral, November 25, 1963

Pipe Major Sandy Jones,  L/D John Bosworth 


    

The winning performances from the William Livingstone Memorial Contest held in Hamilton, Ontario, Saturday, May 13, 2006. Both the Piobaireachd and Light Music are now available for 

Click to Listen to the 2006 Livingstone      Click to Listen to the 2006 Livingstone       Click to Listen to the 2006 Livingstone

Andrew Hayes    James MacHattie       Glenn Brown

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The Review Room

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Reviews of new books and CD's. Have a quick look at  

  •   Pipers of the Canadian Army  1950 - 2000 by Pipe Major Hugh Macpherson
  •   A Wee Bit West Ay Skye, by the Mesa Caledonian Pipe Band
  •   Contemporary and Traditional Music, Book 4 by Bruce Gandy
  •   Boney's Music, by Andrew Bonar   

YOU BE THE JUDGE .... an area designed to be  educational and provide entertainment. 


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