This website is dedicated to aiding in the development and learning of pipe band tenor and bass drummers.  Feel free to email me if you have any questions which are not answered on my website or if I can be of any help!



I am excited to announce Tenor Tutor!

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Tenor Tutor is a digital download video instruction collection.  For more information or to purchase, please click here.



With the cancellation of most 2020 highland games, I am happy to offer competitors competitive critique to give you things to work on as you practice. There are two options:

1. Make a video recording of your competitive set (or use a recording from last season).  Post it on youtube (unlisted, if you don’t want anyone else seeing it) and email me the link, or place it in google drive or drop box and email me the link.  I will be happy to (free of charge) review your recording and email you critique.

2. Email me to set up a day and time to get together on Skype.  This would not be a full lesson.  You would just play your competition set(s) for me and I would offer you verbal critique (free of charge).

To help solo tenor and bass competitors find opportunities to compete, here is a list of the 2020 East Coast games I know of which offer solo tenor & bass competitions.  Most are cancelled due to the current health crisis, but several will be held virtually.  I have left the cancelled games on the list, for reference for next year.  Those in red will be held in 2020 virtually.
(Ordered by date – click to go to games’ website/entry form):

Central Florida Scottish Highland Games, Winter Springs, Florida – January 18
Northeast Florida Scottish Games, Green Cove Springs, Florida – February 29
Capital District Indoor, Albany, New York – February 29
New Hampshire Indoor Festival, Nashua, New Hampshire – April 4 – Cancelled
Dunedin Highland Games, Dunedin, Florida – April 4 – Postponed until November 21
Southern Maryland Celtic Festival, Prince Frederick, Maryland – April 26 – Cancelled
Capital District Outdoor, Albany, New York – May 9 – Virtual
Colonial Highland Gathering, Fairhill, Maryland – on hiatus due to construction at venue – will return in 2021
Smoky Mountain Highland Games, Maryville, Tennessee – May 16 – Cancelled
Online Solo Piping & Drumming Contest – May 23 – Virtual
Greenville Scottish Games, Greenville, South Carolina – May 23 – Cancelled
Rockland County Ceol Mor Bagpipe Competition, Orangeburg, NY – May 30 – Cancelled
New Jersey Irish Festival, Oceanport, New Jersey – June 7 – Cancelled
Hudson Valley Pipe Band Championships – June 27 – Virtual
Ohio Scottish Games, Wellington, Ohio – June 27 – Virtual
Jersey Shore Celtic Festival, Toms River, New Jersey – July 11 – Postponed
Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, Linville, North Carolina – July 11 – Cancelled
Ohio Valley Branch Online Contest – July 18 – Virtual
Glasgow Lands Scottish Festival, Florence, Massachusetts – July 18 – Cancelled
Central New York Scottish Games, Liverpool, NY – August 8 – Cancelled
Loch Norman Highland Games, Huntersville, North Carolina – August 15 – Cancelled
Capital District Scottish Games, Altamont, NY – September 5 – Cancelled
Virginia Scottish Games, The Plains, Virginia – September 5 – Cancelled
New Hampshire Highland Games Virtual – September 18-20 – Entry Form Coming Soon
New Hampshire Highland Games (Loon Mountain), Lincoln, New Hampshire – September 19 – Cancelled
Ligonier Highland Games, Ligonier, Pennsylvania – September 19 – Cancelled
Scotland County Highland Games, Laurinburg, North Carolina – October 3 – Cancelled
Scotland County Highland Games Virtual – October 4 – Virtual
Stone Mountain Highland Games, Stone Mountain, Georgia – October 17 – Cancelled
Richmond Highland Games, Richmond, Virginia – October 24 – Cancelled
Charleston Scottish Games Virtual – November 1 – Entry Form Coming Soon
Charleston Scottish Games, Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina – November 7 – Cancelled
Dunedin Highland Games, Dunedin, Florida – (Postponed from April 4) – November 21
Ontario, Canada (multiple games) – 2020 games cancelled

If you know of any competitions not listed here, please email me so I can add them. Thanks!