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G8, full steam ahead!

posted Jul 14, 2019, 1:39 PM by Michael Flight   [ updated Jul 14, 2019, 4:54 PM ]
Bariloche Highlanders Pipe Band, the host band fo
r the 8th South American Pipe Band Gathering are making huge strides with the event's organisation.  The Patagonian city of Bariloche (Province of Rio Negro, Argentina), the Andes mountains and the Nahuel Huapi lake will be the arena for pipers, drummers and dancers flying-in from Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Santiago, Lima, Brazilia, Sao Paulo, Rio do Janeiro, Colombia, Houston, Vancouver, Glasgow, and Osaka, Japan!


Promotional video
During the upcoming 17-20 October, we will see a Solo Piping and Drumming competitions, Pipe Band and Highland Dance Corps competitions, workshops, non-competition shows by bands and dance corps, a traditional Massed Bands parade downtown Bariloche, and the G8 will be the first to host a [solo] Highland Dancing competition!  Click on the image to see the promotional video.

This year's guests and adjudicators will be Craig Munro (St. Lawrence O'Toole Pipe Band, and the Red Hot Chili Pipers), Roddy S. Macdonald (composer, former Pipe Major of the Queensland Police Pipes and Drums and of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo's house band The Pipers Trail), the legendary World Champion Snare Drummer Joe Noble (after whom one of the SPBASA's trophies is named), Tyler Fry (former Shotts and Dykehead drumming champion, and also Red Hot Chili Pipers) and Susan Nase (Director of Shot of Scotch Vancouver).


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