Latest News from the LBPS
We are very sorry to announce the death of Jim Buchanan, who died after a brief illness on August 1st. Jim served tirelessly on the LBPS Committee for many years, both as secretary and Chairman. He attended nearly all the Society’s events and was much loved by all who met him; his warmth, geniality, wit and enthusiasm were infectious. He was happily married to Ann and was enormously proud of their three daughters and their grand children. He will be sadly missed.
The Thornhill piper, which fell from its place on a wall at Abercairney House, has had his head stolen. Apparently this happened a year ago, but we have only today been informed of it. A copy of a local newspaper report on the theft is HERE
This new publication from the Society includes not only all the entries to this year's New Music competition, but also a selection of tunes composed during the past 30 years.
We are delighted to announce the results of the 30th Anniversary New Music Competition. Results were first announced at the Peebles Collogue where the first two winning entries were performed by their composers [the thrid prize went to the USA]
First prize: Gary West - 'The Jedburgh Ba' Game'
Second prize: Paul Roberts - 'The Gin Drinker's Dream'
Third Prize: Craig Hohm - 'The Waterdog'.
Sound files of these available soon.
30th Anniversary Issue
Available to subscribers online now;
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Corrections: something unfortunate ocurred with the music published in one article in this issue.
A corrected version is available when you click this image.
The June 2012 issue of Common Stock is now available online to subscribers. CLICK HERE.
This article contains two 'supplements ' - Callum Armstrong demonstrates the extended range of his Scottish smallpipe [two and a half octaves] - and more information and image of the common-stock, bellows-blown bagpipe from Limousin, France. It also includes two corrections.