The pipes|drums Magazine has awarded its 22nd annual New Year’s Honours to recognize the greatest collective performances, results and contributions made in the world over the past year. The Honours are decided by a panel of 20 pipers and drummers evenly dispersed around the world who are in tune with what’s going on with piping, drumming, politics, products and events.
The Glengarry Highland Games was nominated in the Event of the Year category and was the only Canadian nominee in a field of six. Games President Eric Metcalfe was thrilled and states, “It’s always nice to be recognized for what we do, especially at this level. Through the hard work of our directors and volunteers, each year we strive to present the best celtic festival possible.” The winner of this year’s Honour was the World Pipe Band Championships held in Glasgow, Scotland which brings together the finest pipers and drummers in the world. The panelists in commenting on the Glengarry Highland Games nomination stated, “…in terms of paying audience, there’s no bigger event in the world. Like almost every other contest, competing numbers were down, but there was no decline in optimism and energy for the future. Haste ye back, indeed.”
The pipes/drums Magazine adds, “Congratulations to all winners and nominees and those who contributed so much to piping and drumming over the last 12 months.” The 2023 Glengarry Highland Games will be held in Maxville, Ontario on August 4 and 5.