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Annan Riding of the Marches - Pipeband Championship
annan.org.uk ^ | 11Jul2012

Posted on 07/14/2012 4:50:08 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa

All Grades (2, 3 & 4) - 1st Prize £700, 2nd Prize £200, 3rd Prize £180 and 4th Prize £170

Annan Riding of the Marches Pipeband Contest already attracts in excess of 25 bands annually from across the Country and the contest is expected to get bigger and better in the coming years.

Following the afternoon contest the day culminates in the impressive sight and sound of mass pipes and drums marching on Annan High Street.

Annan Riding of the Marches is recognised as being one of the best displays of pipes and drums in Scotland with the closing ceremony attracting in excess of 5,000 people. Displays of pipes and drums in Scotland

Annan Riding of the Marches Pipeband Championship is a unique experience, something that many pipers and drummers have enjoyed playing for many years (see comments and report below).

The competition will take place on the 1st Saturday in July at Annan Academy Playing Fields, from 2pm.

(Excerpt) Read more at annan.org.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: pipesanddrums; scotland
"Annan was my first ever pipe band contest and never ceases to be special to me. Keep it going, your one of the best!" Kevin Reilly,-Chairman The Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association

"Hospitality second to none" Jimmy Wilson, Pipe Major Girvan Pipe Band (attended Annan Pipe Band Contest for over 50 years)

1 posted on 07/14/2012 4:50:13 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa
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To: sionnsar; LibreOuMort; golux; marsh2; Sparky1776; ConorMacNessa; brushcop; ...

Pipes and Drums of Scotland Ping!



FReepmail me to get on or off the Pipes and Drums of Scotland Ping List









Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

2 posted on 07/14/2012 4:52:33 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Annan+Riding+of+the+Marches+Pipe+Band+Contest&sa=X&spell=1&search=Search&oi=spell


3 posted on 07/14/2012 4:56:13 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: ConorMacNessa

here’s a nice clip of this years activities..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LO15qgHqjnQ

looks like a grand time for all...


4 posted on 07/14/2012 5:00:13 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: ConorMacNessa

All of my parents, grandparents and great grandparents were of Scottish origin except one GGrandmother who was a Collins which I guess was Irish.

I have always really like the bagpipes, particularly “Scotland The Brave” and ‘Amazing Grace”. Never really studied up on Scotland but will always be proud of my ancestry.


5 posted on 07/14/2012 5:13:19 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: ConorMacNessa; sionnsar

Aye!

Thinking about sionnsar when I read this one.


6 posted on 07/14/2012 5:13:29 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Doogle
Outstanding, Doogle! Thanks very much!



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

7 posted on 07/14/2012 5:19:10 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: yarddog
As well you should be, yarddog! Collins is indeed Irish. Proud of my ancestry as well - mostly Irish, some Scots. My 4-greats maternal Grandfather was born in Scotland c. 1760 - emigrated to America before the Revolution. He was a Revolutionary soldier and settled in Stephens City, VA.



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

8 posted on 07/14/2012 5:31:30 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
I knew sionnsar only slightly - spoke to him several times on Religion threads. A true gentleman and it was always a delight to converse with him.



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

9 posted on 07/14/2012 5:36:04 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: yarddog

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cil2w1B-qOY&feature=g-hist


10 posted on 07/14/2012 6:23:11 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: ConorMacNessa

The earliest of my family in America is Daniel McDuffie, born 1609 in North Carolina.

I wonder if that date is correct as that is only two years after Jamestown was settled. I guess it technically could be tho. I don’t know of any who served in the revolution but have not ruled any out either.

Every single one who could have, did serve in the War Between the States. Several in the 18th Alabama and a couple in the Fifth and Third Florida. I think one of those was later absorbed into the First Florida due to so many losses.


11 posted on 07/14/2012 6:42:37 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: Doogle

Thanks, I will watch that later. I have a dial-up connection so it takes about an hour to download. I will do so tho as I love that music.


12 posted on 07/14/2012 6:45:13 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: yarddog
Most of my ancestors were Famine Refugees from Ireland. A 3-greats grandfather, born in Ireland c. 1832, served with Battery "C" 5th US Artillery in the Civil War. He was wounded with shrapnel at the Clump of Trees, Gettysburg, 3JUL1863. A 2-greats grandfather served with the 1st Va. Light Artillery, was captured, imprisoned at Fort Delaware, paroled, and settled in Philadelphia after the war.



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

13 posted on 07/14/2012 7:00:20 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

My paternal line originates from Middlebie Parish in Dumfriesshire, in the Scottish Borders. I got interested in my Scot heritage when I worked in England for about a year back in the late eighties, and grew to love all things Scottish, especially pipe bands.

Eventually, my eldest son and I got our clan badge tattooed on our right shoulders. I’m hoping to attend some of the Highland Games here in Texas this coming spring.

Thanks for the thread.


14 posted on 07/14/2012 7:27:49 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier
...grew to love all things Scottish,...

Even haggis?

15 posted on 07/16/2012 11:42:16 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: DuncanWaring
"...grew to love all things Scottish,..."

Even haggis?

Absolutely!

(just don't ask me to eat it!)

16 posted on 07/16/2012 3:21:54 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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