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Black Watch Polka [Vintage]

Black Watch Polka [Vintage]


In this class we cover The Black Watch Polka, a classic tune that is not often heard. A slightly different take on the 2/4 march idiom, we discuss some of the fine points that make this tune sing.

Date of Original Live Class: Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 7:30 pm
Course Name: Repertoire Expansion
Class Name: Black Watch Polka
Class Instructor: Eric Ouellette

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Eric Ouellette Eric has been competing internationally at the professional level since age 16. A brief list of accomplishments include: first place in piobaireachd at both the George Sherriff invitational in Ontario (2003) and the Nicol Brown invitational (2004), 3rd in the MacGregor Memorial in Oban (2005), 3rd in the US silver medal at Kansas City (2006), 1st in the B piobaireachd at Perth (2013 and 2014), 1st in the open marches at Perth (2013), 1st in the B strathspey and reel at Oban (2014), and countless other domestic prizes and aggregates, along with an appearance with the Oran Mor Pipe Band in the Grade 1 final at the Worlds (2011), and a first place showing with the Stuart Highlanders in grade 1 at Perth (2014).