Pipes in the Park


Terrific day for Ipswich pipers at Pipes in the Park in Colchester on June 10.  Essex Caledonian, led by Pipe Major John Young, got First in Marching and Deportment, Second in March, Strathspey and Reel, Second in the Grade 3 Medley, and Fourth in the Grade Four March.  Six Ipswich pipers play with the band….

Rod Caird came second in the Amateur Piobaireachd Solo competition; at least five other members did great work stewarding on a beautiful day.  The event was better attended than ever.  Well done all.  All results from the day here.

What an Evening….

A fantastic evening of piping by Roddy MacLeod; the packed room was blown away by his skill and musicality…. Thank you to our latest Honorary Member of the Society!

Roddy MacLeod Recital Sold Out!

IPS Recital 2018!


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Ipswich Poppy Appeal

Society pipers made a great job of helping to launch the British Legion’s annual Poppy Appeal in Ipswich on October 28.  Pictured here are Graham MacAusland, Martin Combes, Tod Dedman  and Jim Jarvie.  Abbie Willett was also there!

Martlesham Centenary

We had a great day out.  In the end there wasn’t as much piping as we planned – but what there was sounded pretty good…..

Ipswich Library Multi-Cultural Day

Our pipers – Andrew Nimmons, Jim Jarvie, Albie Willett, Clive Wilson and Alex Carruthers – kicked off the day on Saturday June 24 with some great tunes.  Always a terrific event and a pleasure to be invited.

Pipes in the Park June 18

Society pipers came home from Colchester last weekend with a good harvest of prizes.  Essex Caledonian pipe band came 2nd in the grade 4 march; 3rd in the grade 4 MSR and 2nd in the grade 3 medley – well done Pipe Major John Young, Neil Wilson and Wally Wallace.  Albie Willett came third in the under 18s 6/8 march and MSR; Rod Caird came third in the amateur piobaireachd.  Other members did a great job stewarding the event. It was a very hot day; all credit to the pipers and members for helping to make it a brilliant day out.

The band results in full are on the Scotland in Colchester website: https://www.scotlandincolchester.com/results

And there are photos here:


Red Nose Day




Great to get this from Comic Relief, let’s see if we can do even better next time.  Many thanks to everyone in Woodbridge who contributed!

Another great Stuart Liddell set – the Dirty B….

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