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‘The Brigadoons’ Appearance Schedule At The 2015 “NH Highland Games” At Loon, September 18 – 20.

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by Anura Guruge


Related posts:
>> ‘The Brigadoons’
— NEW CD set.

>> ‘The Brigadoons’: ready for 2015.
>>
‘The Brigadoons’: 2014 ‘Games’.
>> Video clips
of the ‘The Brigadoons’.

>> Red Hot Chilli Pipers‘, Loon, 2015.
>> ‘Stuart Highlanders’, Loon, 2015.

>> Highland Games 2014 Loon.
>> Highland Games 2014: Performers.

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The Brigadoons

Friday, Sept. 18, 2015

11:00 am — Concert Tent

1:45 pm — Governor’s Lodge

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Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015

12:30 pm — Governor’s Lodge

3:00 pm — Piper’s Pub

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Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015

10:30 am — Governor’s Lodge

12:30 pm — Piper’s Pub

3:30 pm — Governor’s Lodge


With that schedule you will definitely get a chance to see them — which is A MUST — on any of the 3 days. Most of the time they are pitted against Albannach. But given the multiple shows a day you can still see both groups.

The Brigadoons‘ will have their new CDs for sale. So bring some U.S. dollars to buy them. You have to OWN these CDs. They are quintessential ‘the Doons’.

Oh! Don’t forget to bring ‘tea bags‘ for Denis since he is always on the lookout for anything that looks like a tea bag. They will be much appreciated by Denis. I am not sure if any of the others drink tea. They do drink some amber colored liquid but I don’t think you can brew that from a tea bag, even the special variety that Denis sometimes picks up.

See you at the Games.


Here is a link to the now finalized 2015 Highland Games schedule.


‘Stuart Highlanders’ (Bedford, MA) Appears To Be The Featured Pipe Band At The 2015 ‘NH Highland Games’ In Loon

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by Anura Guruge


Related posts:
>> Red Hot Chilli Pipers‘, Loon, 2015.

>> Highland Games 2014 Loon.
>> Highland Games 2014: Performers.
>> Glengarry Bhoys 2014 Loon.

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The featured pipe band at the 2015 (Scottish) “Highland Games” at Loon appears to the ‘Stuart Highlanders‘ from Bedford, MA — though I could be wrong on this. They are one of the few bands named in the program.

I looked them up — and their name  is vaguley familiar. I am sure they have been at Loon before. BUT it appears that they have at least 3 bands. One is a Grade 1 Band! Their Website, though quite nice, seems to be woefully out-of-date. The last news item is from August 2012. So it is possible that they no longer have a Grade 1 — and it is even conceivable that they have even more bands. So not sure which of these bands will be appearing. IF it is a Grade 1 band that would be special and much appreciated — at least by ME. I don’t think we have had a Grade 1 pipe band in a LONG TIME. Maybe a decade. So this would be something to look forward to.


Here is a link that will get you to the ‘tentative’ 2015 Highland Games schedule — and they better finalize this fast since we are now within a fortnight of the Games starting.


‘Red Hot Chilli Pipers’ Will Be At The 2015 “Highland Games” At Loon — Yippie Ki-Yay.

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Related posts:
>> Red Hot‘ Concord, N.H. 2014 — pics.
>>
 ‘Red Hot‘ Concord, N.H. 2014 concert.

>> Highland Games 2014 Loon.
>> Highland Games 2014: Performers.
>> Glengarry Bhoys 2014 Loon.
>> Manchester Pipe Band.

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Click to access the “Performers” Webpage of “NH Scot” — the organizers of the “Highland Games” at Loon.


We are all very BIG fans of the “Red Hot Chilli Pipers”.

We have seen them at Loon, at the “Highland Games“, at least 3 times.

And then we went to their UNFORGETTABLE (Free) concert
in Concord, NH
when they blew the roof off.

It was a BLAST.

They made a lot of new fans.
So this is great news.

Oh, YES — my “The Brigadoons” will be there too.
So I am all set.

See you there in about 30 days.


NH Highland Games 2013 At Loon: We Have Decided, Per Last Year’s Promise, To Boycott It. So It Was 14 & Out …

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>> NH Highland Games 2012: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
>>— Sep. 23, 2012.

>> NH Highland Games 2012: The Report Card
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That they managed to alienate us was pretty remarkable. We loved the games. I had been to 14 games starting back in 1998. We only missed one, 2005, and that was one in Hopkinton when we just couldn’t take the grubbiness of that venue. So this is a big step for us and one that we didn’t take lightly. Kind of sad all around. I marked my year in terms of the games. There was a time I used to go for all three days.

But the decline in quality pipe bands, especially the paucity of bands from the mother country, and the monotony of the performance repertoire just got to us last year. Just started to feel exploited. Yes, I think the $5.75 sausage roll was the final straw that broke my will. I look forward to my sausage rolls. Always have. Usually have a couple or maybe even more. But, I was not paying $5.75 per roll — on principle.

Yes, they have an exciting new group this year: The American Rogues. They sound good. But, to be fair they are just another ‘Seven Nations‘ imitation and we already have Hadrian’s Wall, Red Hot Chili Pipers, Prydein etc. etc. I am not going to spend close to $100 to just see one new band!

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Click to watch YouTube video.

So we are going to stay home this year and do something else. Yes, I will have withdrawal pangs. The games were so much a part of my psyche. But life will go on. There is the Sandwich Fair and the Pumpkin Festival — both much, much more punter friendly than the increasingly aloof and arrogant games. I will miss my Brigadoons! I will miss saying ‘Hi’ to Denis Carr