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Murray Blair shares a tune

Murray Blair shares a tune

Murray Blair gives us one of his new tunes (including a sound file), and a few older ones, in this article which has been updated for 2022. NINE NOTES AND MORE… by Stuart Robertson. Piping Today #55 2011. Our featured composer for this edition is Murray Blair, one of Australia’s […]

Iain MacInnes’s 2020 vision and a postcard from 2022

Iain MacInnes’s 2020 vision and a postcard from 2022

In the final ever edition of the Piping Today magazine published in May 2020, a wide range of people were asked to give their 2020 vision for piping going forward. They were all sent a list of questions and asked to choose one to answer in no more than 200 […]

Results from the British Pipe Band Championships 2022

Results from the British Pipe Band Championships 2022

Thanks to Vikki Singer of the Pipe Band Results Facebook group for sharing the results from today’s British Pipe Band Championships with bagpipe.news. Congratulations to all the bands and the winners in each grade, and a big thank you to Grade 4B winners Kilbarchan Pipe Band for their use of […]

History of the Argyllshire Gathering part 43

History of the Argyllshire Gathering part 43

1978 BY JEANNIE CAMPBELL MBE In 1978 the Argyllshire Gathering introduced a Silver Medal competition. For the Gold Medal competition, first prize winners in this event were excluded and entry was restricted to those who had won a prize in competition for the Gold Medal at a former gathering at […]

Piping and drumming job opportunities in Blairgowrie Schools

Piping and drumming job opportunities in Blairgowrie Schools

A piping instructor is sought to work 1.5 school days per week during school term time in Blairgowrie schools and associated primary schools, and a drumming instructor to work 1 school day per week at £180 per day. Both instructors will teach one evening per week, as well as attend […]

Covid impact survey for Scottish Traditional Arts

Covid impact survey for Scottish Traditional Arts

This survey is relevant to anyone resident in Scotland, over 16 years of age, who has any connection with Scottish Traditional Arts. It is being conducted by Dr Simon McKerrell and Dr Jasmine Hornabrook on behalf of Creative Scotland – Scotland’s national arts public body. Here is the link to […]

Boney Music Memorial Invitational result 2022

Boney Music Memorial Invitational result 2022

By MIKE CHISHOLM Director, Communications Chair, BC Pipers’ Association. BC piper Zephan Knichel took the top prize at the 6th Annual Boney Music Memorial Invitational Competition and Recital in Vancouver on Saturday, May 14.  Jeanette Bonar, wife of the late Andrew Bonar who started the event, and Andrew’s son Cameron, […]

Ardrossan Highland Games juvenile solo piping entries open

Ardrossan Highland Games juvenile solo piping entries open

Always falling on the second Sunday in June, this year the date for the Ardrossan Highland Games is Sunday, June 12, 2022. The Games are held at the Memorial Playing Fields, Ardrossan, Ayrshire, KA22 8AP, and entries for the juvenile solo piping are open till June 1. The fields are […]