July, 2020. The Clan Thompson Pipe Band, under the direction of its new Pipe Major, Kurtis Bryden, was video recorded for an Antigonish Highland Society initiative called “A Virtual Highland Games”. In addition to the band’s selections, former Pipe Major, Scott Williams conducted a sample chanter lesson with two of his students, Oakley MacLean and Aidan Fulmore, who also played a selection together on the pipes, and Pipe Major Bryden played the ground of a piobaireachd. Williams also played to accompany local Highland dancers for another segment of the video. It was the first time the band performed together in more than four months due to the restrictions put in place because of the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Congratulations to Brady Webb.  As well as winning the Grade 2 Piobaireachd at the Antigonish Highland Games, Brady was named Grade 2 Piper of the Day and the top Antigonish Town and County Piper.
(July 10, 2016)

Concert in Antigonish

After their successful May concert at Sharon St John United Church in Stellarton, the Clan Thompson Pipe Band presented their concert for a second time at St. James United Church in Antigonish on July 3rd, 2016. Once again, the band drew a large and appreciative audience. In addition to selections performed by the band, plus several numbers by members of the band, the audience enjoyed songs by well-known entertainers, James MacPherson, Margaret MacDonald and Sheumais MacLeod, harp selections by Thea Huard and Ed Watson, and flute selections by Emry Van Der Weil. One of the highlights of the two-hour concert was the processional, Highland Cathedral, accompanied on the organ by Sheila Davison.  Proceeds went to St. James United Church and the Antigonish Highland Society.
(July 3, 2016)

Our Concert, on May 22 in Stellarton, was a great success.  Many Thanks to all our talented friends who added so much to the program with their performances and to the Sharon St. John United Church for making their facilities available to us.  We were happy to donate our proceeds to the church and to the Fort McMurray Relief Fund.
 (May 22, 2016)

Teaching Gaelic in Antigonish

The CBC posted an article about Mairi Parr and the Gaelic program in Antigonish. Read the article here.
(January, 2015)

Sandy MacLean Memorial Trophy

Scott M was awarded the Sandy MacLean Memorial Trophy at the Festival of the Tartans.  Read an article about Scott here.  (July, 2014) 

First Prize in Antigonish

Thanks to one of Scott's students from the Ontario School of piping, we have a video of our prize-winning performance in Antigonish.  You can see the here Click here to read an article about the band's successful weekend at the Antigonish Highland Games.
(July 12, 2014)

March Mini Gathering

Some of our members got an early start on the season by participating in the March Mini Gathering at the Halifax Citadel - with good results, too!  Congratulations. See photo here. (March, 2014)

Champion Supreme

Congratulations to Brady who was named 2013 Champion Supreme for Grade 4 Piobaireachd.  You can see a picture of Brady with the coveted Scott Williams Shield here. (October, 2013)


The October 4 edition of the Canadian Celtic Arts Association Newsletter has an interesting article about Mairi and the high school Gaelic program in Antigonish.  Read it by clicking here.   (October, 2013)

Clan Thompson Pipers Receive Awards

Read about the prize-winning Clan Thompson pipers in this Advocate article.   (August, 2013)

A Young Piper's Summer Home

Read the article about Brady piping at the Antigonish town hall this summer.

Piping heart

Read an interesting article on Madelyn in the NG news. (July, 2013)

Wondering what Scott and Liam are up to?  They are both active in Cadets and have also been busy participating in the Nova Scotia Tattoo.  Read more about what they are doing in this article. (July, 2013)

You know he's a great drummer, but that is only the tip of the iceberg.  Be sure to check out this article on Luke and his multiple talents.  Read about Luke here . (June, 2013)

Our fearless leader and soon-to-be Hall of Famer is in the news again.   Click here to see a recent Casket article, and here to see a recent photo of him escorting new Lieutenant Governor's Medal recipients. And finally, click here to read about his work as the first director of the famous Scotia Highland Dancers. (May, 2013)