06 avril 2017

Piping in Bressuire: WATT's up? A World Champion for the Games

You know Watt? One of the most prestigious solo pipers of the world, Robert WATT from Northern Ireland, will play during the Bressuire Highland Games for the IHGF European Championships. That's a real privilege for the Bressuire Highland Games to welcome such a piper.Just have a look at his biography "Robert, from Maghera in Northern Ireland, began to play his first instrument, the great highland bagpipe at the age of seven in his local pipe band, Tamlaght O'Crilly. He was involved in competing and public performance from the... [Lire la suite]

05 avril 2017

You know Watt? Bressuire accueille une star de la cornemuse

MISE A JOUR Les Highland Games sont généralement la fête des gros bras retourneurs de troncs d'arbres, des frêles danseuses de gay-gordons et des pipe-bands venus avec armes et bagages, kilts, tambours et cornemuses.Avec, en prime, un groupe de rock celtique, les Booze brothers qui ont déjà fait la une du blog. Il y aura, bien sûr, tout cette variété celtique sur les pelouses du château et, même plus encore avec une demonstration de Force basque ainsi qu'un concours de pipebands français en présence d'une star de la discipline. ... [Lire la suite]
21 février 2017

French pipers, Celtic dancers and European throwers:what else?

For the IHGF European Professionnal Championships in Bressuire on June 10 and 11, the famous castle will host the best throwers, of course, but also the crème de la crème of French pipers and  young dancers from Ireland and Scotland. The spectators will also have the opportunity to listen to celtic rock music with the Booze Brothers and discover a sport from Southern France called Force basque Definitely, the venue at the castle will be exceptionnal and diversified and if you enjoy Highland Games Bressuire will be on June 10... [Lire la suite]
19 novembre 2015

De la Salle Scout Pipe-Band in Bressuire: Playing in the rain

The video is a flashback to the Highland Games World Championship held in Bressuire in June of this year. After piping in the sun on Satuday.... ... the De La Salle Scout pipeband from Waterford City in Ireland played throughout Sunday's atrocious weather conditions until they could no longer run the risk of waterlogging their instruments. Sunday: playing in the pouring rain To pay tribute to their stoicism, here is  a short ditty to be sung to the tune of Gene Kelly's famous Singin' in the Rain. Doo-dloo-doo-doo-doo,... [Lire la suite]
18 août 2015

So French! A new video about the Bressuire Games

Pipers, dancers, the Top 12 of professionnal throwers (photo by Marie-Claire GIRAUD) and 10.000 enthusiastic spectators in Bressuire, France.Here we are in the castle for the 2015 IHGF Highland Games World Championships. Enjoy this special atmosphere thanks to Bernard Cornet's film edited by the French blogger! Have fun! Bressuire Highland Games  
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18 mai 2015

Hammers and pipers in Bressuire: a giant ten pin bowling alley

You can't imagine Highland Games without pipers.Whether they take place in Bressuire, France or anywhere else in the world! But have you ever noticed that when the hammer throwers start throwing, the pipers are no longer piping? In fact, they are nowhere to be seen having run for cover up to the castle forecourt. How can we explain such behaviour on the part of those whose ancestors in days of yore used to boldly lead Scottish armies into battle against their English foe, bagpiping the Scots to victory as the English fled in... [Lire la suite]

27 juin 2014

Aubigny-sur-Nère, France: 200 lassies in the bag

Everybody knows the saying about a good piper... He plays the bagpipe because he has "his lassie in the bag and good whisky in the pipe".In Aubigny-sur-Nère, France, there will be 200 lassies in the pipers' bags for the parade. Just before Bastille Day! Auld AlliancesThe pipers will definitely celebrate the Auld Alliance between their lassie and whisky.But they'll also celebrate the Auld Alliance between France and Scotland.Aubigny, in fact, is the city of the Stuarts..And every year, just before Bastille Day, they celebrate the... [Lire la suite]
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22 février 2014

Bressuire: When the piper becomes a drum major

Everybody Knows (or should know) that BRESSUIRE in France will host the Highland Games World Championship in June 2015. Of course, for this exceptionnal venue we already have the castle, the experience of 220 volonteers and the know-how of our president Jean-Louis Coppet. In Bressuire we also have quite a few throwers or caber-tossers called "the Bockers" and a couple of pipers for "Scotland the brave" or "Amazing grace". A training session in Germany But, unfortunately we had no local drum major. Now that's a thing of the... [Lire la suite]
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19 février 2014

Jacques DRANSARD, sonneur devenu drum major

Le grand Peter Mc Namee qui mène les pipe-bands au château de Bressuire fait des émules en terre bocaine.La preuve! Jacques Dransard, membre du bureau de l'AJEF et sonneur de cornemuse, vient de reussir une premiere pour un Frenchie : une formation de drum-major. Ecosse et Allemagne, même combat Et vous savez où? En Ecosse, évidemment....Eh bien, que nenni les amis! En Allemagne. Elle est bien Bonn, celle là! El, à l'entendre, ce ne fut pas un stage de tout repos "Je suis allé une semaine en Allemagne à Homburg pour les... [Lire la suite]
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07 février 2013

An Irish limerick for a Scottish drum major

There is a drum major called Peter Whose mace twirling could hardly be neater So just take a look At this clip from Facebook And then tell all your friends on Twitter     Listen to his band play "Whisky in the jar" For the people of Bressuire he’s already a star And you can see him again soon At the Highland Games in June Scotland’s finest drum major by far, by far Mary PINET   Also in French: Un clip cornemusier de Peter Mac Namee (after the video)   Bonus: The pipers in Bressuire, a... [Lire la suite]
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