The recital will include traditional bagpipes as well as small pipes. The prestigious Pipes|Drums website claims that Jim McGillivray is “one of the best all-round – ever.”
Solo piping prizes include the coveted Gold Medals at Oban & Inverness, the MSR at the Glenfiddich Championship and the North American Championship.
The pipe band world also felt his influence. For 10 years in the 1970s he played a prominent role in the Guelph Pipe Band’s rise to the top rank of premier bands, leading the band in 1981 to its second North American Championship. From 1988-92 he was a member of the ground breaking 78th Fraser Highlanders, winning three more North American titles with this illustrious band.
Jim is an active international piping judge. He has adjudicated at the Claps at Inverness, the Gold Medal and Senior Piobaireachd at Oban, The Bratach Gorm at the London Piping Society Contest, the MSR ate the Glenfiddich Piping Championship as well as numerous competitions across North America.
The entry fee is $10.