Every year the family of Dick Macrae from Plockton in Scotland present an award to Armagh Pipers Club in his memory. Dick, a renowned weaver with a passionate interest in traditional music, travelled to the William Kennedy Festival for many years until his untimely death in 2013. The Award is presented to an individual or a family who have made an outstanding contribution to the Club.
Who would you nominate for battling through the challenges of 2020? We would like to hear from pupils and families about their musical journey through the lockdown, e.g. music they learned, online links with other musicians, tunes composed, new instrument taken up etc. We will make the award on November 7th, International Uilleann Piping Day.