Buzz saws and Bagpipes, or the Art of the Birl and the Skirl

People who enjoy the sound of buzz saws at Logger Sports and the skirl of the bagpipes of traditional Scottish Highland Gatherings are in for a major treat at next August’s Campbell River Logger Sports at Nunns Creek Park on August 9,10 and 11, 2019


Highland Heavy Games begin at 9 am on Friday alongside the Salmon Fest Logger Sports events.
The Piping and Drumming Events start early Saturday morning as solo and trio competitions get underway. Everyone who performs will get an adjudicator’s review and trophies given to the winners.

The Official Grand Opening of the Gathering will take place on Saturday at 12:30 pm (Field #2) with a MASSED BANDS performance to herald it.

Saturday events will include Pipeband Field competitions, the Highland Heavy Events and a new class of entertainment:

To demonstrate that the pipes and drums are not just relegated to a defined set of rules you’ll see that they integrate well with other musical instruments and styles.

There are two categories

  1. Celts Have Talent  A – 1 to Five Pipers + any instrument including vocals. Many pipers and drummers are joining Celtic Groups to complement them with a very special sound.
  2. Celts Have Talent B – 6 pipers and more + any instrument – The objective is to have bands perform their medleys on stage and integrate other instruments to showcase the variety of music that can be produced.

(see Celts have Talent Page for rules)

Adjudication for these events is based on popularity via a panel of Celebrity Judges as well as the audience.

The afternoon will culminate with band awards handed out at the MASSED BANDS wrap up at 4:30 and everyone will be invited to stay for a $10 salmon BBQ . Solo Piping and Drumming winners will be recognized and given some very attractive prizes.

Sunday see the Highland Heavy Games continue and on stage, the HIGHLAND DANCE COMPETITION will get underway
Click Here to go to the Highland Dance Competition page

Vendors will be a big part of the weekend as participants and spectators alike can avail themselves of Celtic goods, a wide variety of meals and tastings from some of the areas local brew-houses and distilleries.

Volunteers are encouraged . click here.

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