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April 28, 2001

Invitation to Seventh Annual Culloden Piping and Drumming Competition

This invitation is cordially extended to all pipers, drummers, pipe bands, and pipe music enthusiasts from the Scots, friends, and citizens of Culloden, Georgia, home place in the new world of William Culloden, our founder and native of Culloden, Scotland. Mark your calendars and join us in the historic setting of Culloden.

Culloden, Georgia

Is located approximately 60 miles south of Atlanta, in Monroe County, Georgia. It is about 35 miles south of Griffin on U.S. 431, 20 miles southwest of Forsyth on Ga. 83, 30 west of Macon on Ga. 74, and 15 miles east of Thomaston on Ga. 74.

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Our Judges

This year are Ed Krintz, Jr., from Charlotte, N. C., Bill Caudill, from Laurinburg, N. C., John Recknagle, From Atlanta, Ga., and Andy White, from Caldwell, N.J. Mr. Krintz led the City of Washington Pipe Band to American, Canadian, and North American championships, and has led the Grandfather Mountain Highlanders and Loch Norman pipe bands. Mr. Caudill is well known in the Southeast for his work at Highland games and piping competitions, and is Director of the Scottish Heritage Center and Instructor of the Pipe Band at St. Andrews Presbyterian College. Mr. Recknagle has played with Erskine and Clan McFarlane pipe bands, has served as Pipe Major for the Atlanta Pipe Band, and has published three volumes of pipe music. Mr. White has had a successful professional drumming career, drumming with entertainers as diverse as musical theater, the Glasgow BBC Radio Orchestra, Marlene Deitrich, and the Beatles, and has over fifty years experience in pipe band drumming.

The Atlanta Pipe Band

will host the 2001 Culloden Highland Games. The Atlanta Pipe Band is the oldest pipe band in the Southeastern U. S., and has previously won Southern, Southeastern, Eastern, and U.S. pipe band championships. It presently comprises two units, a Grade 3 band and a Grade 4 band, and offers instruction. The Atlanta Pipe Band and may be contacted at

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