Renfrew welcomes talented pipers and drummers to first competition in the town

3rd Jul 2022

Renfrew’s Robertson Park will welcome some of Scotland’s top piping talent this July for a new event in Renfrewshire’s events calendar.

The inaugural Renfrew Pipe Band Competition, will take place on Saturday 23 July, with pipers and drummers from across Scotland filling the town with the sound of bagpipes and the beat of drums.

The free-to-attend event will bring a full day of family entertainment to the park from 12 noon to 5pm – including aerial workshops, a food village and a farmer’s market.

Judges from the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association will judge the bands on their performances across the various grades. Spectators can enjoy the performances during the day, with the March Past at 5pm followed by the prize-giving with the Chieftain.

This year’s event Chieftain is poet Shaun Moore, the Tannahill Makar for Renfrewshire. He said: “It’s a big honour to have been asked to be Chieftain at the first pipe band competition in Renfrew.  As a member of the local creative community I enjoy making links with performers from other disciplines and sharing in the great work we all do to showcase talent in our local area and encourage wellbeing and pride in our communities.”

Picture:  Mark McKendrick from Renfrewshire Schools Pipe Band, Shaun Moore and Alan McGeogh from Johnstone Pipe Band.

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