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Dougie MacLean.

Dougie MacLean brings 2019 Piping Live! to a close

Scottish folk singer, Dougie MacLean brought the 2019 Piping Live! Glasgow International Piping Festival to a close this evening. The Perthshire based singer was joined in the Main Auditorium of Glasgow Royal Concert Hall by piping ensemble, Tryst. MacLean began his show with three songs on his own before being […]

L-R: Simon McKerrell, Bradley Parker, Gordon Duncan Jnr. and Hervé le Floc’h.

Bradley Parker wins annual Gordon Duncan Memorial

Bradley Parker from Portavogie, Co. Down, Northern Ireland won the 2019 annual Gordon Duncan Memorial Invitational Solo Piping Competition held this afternoon at The National Piping Centre in Glasgow, Scotland. The other two invited pipers this year were Simon McKerrell (Scotland) and Hervé le Floc’h (Brittany) A capacity crowd heard […]

Sandy Cameron.

Results from Glenfinnan

The weather held out for most of the day with a couple of heavy showers at the end of the competition. Five played in the juniors and eight in the seniors. Ceòl Mòr – 1. Sandy Cameron; 2. Dan Lyden; 3. Archie Drennan.March – 1. Jason Craig; 2. Dan Lyden; […]

The rose-tinted glasses of time

The rose-tinted glasses of time

GREY’S NOTES by Michael Grey Piping Today #58, 2012. There’s one sure thing about being involved in the piping game: there’s never a shortage of memory-making material. The bagpipe seems to have a way of finding the centre of the most percolating social action. Or maybe it’s the pipes that […]

World Champions 2019: Inveraray & District

World Champions 2019: Inveraray & District

Inveraray & District Pipe Band won the 2019 World Pipe Band Champions in Glasgow today. It was a day of sunny and warm weather conditions at Glasgow Green albeit windy and rainy at times. The band competed over two days against 14 other finalists in the Grade 1 competition, a […]

2019 Worlds: Friday flurries for Grade 1 bands

The 15 Grade 1 bands that entered this year’s World Pipe Band Championships kicked off their first day of competition in dreich, damp weather conditions. The bands had an MSR to play in the morning their own choice. They also chose which Medleys they would play for the afternoon. Despite […]

Beaumont wins 2019 P.M. Alasdair Gillies Memorial

Beaumont wins 2019 P.M. Alasdair Gillies Memorial

Callum Beaumont of Dollar won the fourth annual Pipe Major Alasdair Gillies Memorial Recital Challenge. Callum won against three other invited top-tier soloists all of whom are from Scotland: Angus MacColl from Benderloch; Stuart Liddell from Inveraray; and Finlay Johnston from Glasgow. The format of the event is simple: each […]

Brodie Watson-Massey is 2019 Pipe Idol winner

Brodie Watson-Massey is 2019 Pipe Idol winner

Brodie Watson-Massey from Edinburgh, Scotland won this year’s Pipe Idol competition. The competition was held over four heats at the 2019 Piping Live! Glasgow International Piping Festival in Glasgow with the Grand Final being held at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall this evening. Brodie who competed in the final against […]