The 2014 Ashbourne
Highland Gathering Will Happen on Sunday 20th July
Programme of Events now available
New For 2013
A live folk music stage with special guest performer Isla St Claire. See “Main Arena Events” for more details.
The arena attraction this year will be a visit from Blackrock Llamas with their racing llamas. Read all about them on the “Main Arena Events” page.
ALL-ENGLAND AMATEUR SOLO PIPING CHAMPIONSHIP
Promoted by BRUCE CAMPBELL PIPING
The Ashbourne Highland Gathering Committee is pleased to announce the introduction of this brand new competition to take place at the 2013 Gathering. For full details go to: Results herePIPE BAND COMPETITION ADJUDICATORS It has been confirmed by the RSPBA that the judges for the Pipe Band Competitions will be:
Piping: Tony Sloan
Drumming: Paul Turner
Drum Majors: Alastair Patterson
The Chesterfield Musketeers Showband
Also appearing at the 2013 Gathering is the award winning Chesterfield Musketeers Showband who will be performing two marching band displays. This is a departure from our tradition of having a military band but the entertainment value is excellent and the Committee is delighted to have secured their services.
Our 2013 Chieftain is Mr Andrew Gentles.
Andrew was also Chieftain for 2012 but that Gathering was cancelled due to the atrocious weather.
Those of you with a long memory may remember that we have had a Chieftain called Gentles before in 1998. This was Andrew’s Father Archie so we are really pleased Andrew will be able to follow in his father’s footsteps after all