The College of Piping is once again holding its annual Echoes of Oban Recital this year on the 24th of November. Starting at 7pm, the Echoes will feature almost all of the winners from the 2011 Argyllshire Gathering including Stuart Liddell winner of the Senior Piobaireachd, P/M Gordon Walker Former Winners MSR, Gold Medallist Finlay Johnston, Silver Medallist Dr Peter McCalister, Angus MacColl Jnr, MacGregor Memorial Piobaireachd, Alastair Dunn 1st ‘A’ Strathspey and Reel, Innes Smith 1st ‘B’ March, and Jonathan Graham 2nd ‘B’ Strathspey and Reel.
The ‘Echoes of Oban’ was an event held annually in the 1950s and 1960s, when the winners from the Argyllshire Gathering each year were invited to play their winning tunes at a concert in Glasgow. This gave those who had been unable to attend the Gathering a chance to hear some of the winning performances, while those who had attended were able to enjoy the performances again in a relaxed social atmosphere. The College restarted this tradition again in 2008 and has held it every year since.
Tickets for the Echoes are priced at £6 at the door, bar and refreshments available.
We look forward to another excellent night of piping at one of the best events of the winter!