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Piping Live! workshop initiative

Piping Live! workshop initiative

An exciting new learning/workshop initiative will be a feature at this year’s Piping Live! Learn@Live! will take place over two days – Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 August at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. It will be two full days of workshops looking at topics and genres across the spectrum […]

Massed bands at today's Edinburgh Pipe Band Championships.

Boghall wins Edinburgh

The results from today’s pipe band competition held in good weather conditions in Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh, in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle, are: Grade 1 – 1. Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia; 2. The Glasgow Skye Association; 3. Portlethen & District. Grade 2 – 1. George Watson’s College, Juvenile; 2. […]

Power wins Lochore

Power wins Lochore

Conditions yesterday at Lochore in Fife were sunny but windy, which made tuning difficult. The results were: Grade 1 – 1. Scottish Power; 2. Glasgow Police. Grade 2 – 1. The Highlanders (4 SCOTS); 2. MacKenzie Caledonian; 3. Arbroath, A; 4. Mesa Caledonian, USA;. Grade 3 – 1. MacKenzie Caledonian; […]

Liam Brown, left, and Allan Russell.

Russell and Brown overall at Drumtochty

Drumtochty Games took place yesterday in the Aberdeenshire village near Stonehaven. Conditions were cool but stable. RESULTS: Open March – 1. Allan Russell; 2. Calum Brown; 3. Jeffrey Lawson;Strathspey & Reel – 1. Allan Russell; 2. Calum Brown; 3. Jeffrey Lawson. Under 18March – 1. Liam Brown; 2. Jake Robertson; […]

Closkelt Drum Major Erinn McIlwaine and Pipe Major David Chesney.

Closkelt wins Antrim

The results of the Antrim and Newtonabbey Borough Pipe Band Championships which took place today at Antrim Castle Gardens are: Grade 1 (MSR) – 1. Closkelt (G2); 2. Police Service of Northern Ireland; 3. Ravara (G2).Best drum corps: Police Service of Northern Ireland.Judges: Harry Stevenson and Colin Moffett (piping); Ciaran […]

Recitals’ family theme

Recitals’ family theme

The recitalists who will play at PipingLive!’s popular recitals this year have been announced. As last year, both of The National Piping Centre’s campuses – at MacPhater Strreet and Otago Street (the former College of Piping) – are being utilised. The Lunchtime Recitals take place at 1.00pm at MacPhater Street […]

Skye high

Skye high

By Cameron MacFadyen Skye Highland Games has been held in Portree for nigh-on 150 years, with piping being a constant and important feature but it is improbable to think that there was no competitive piping before that. Given the importance of patronage by the various clan chiefs towards piping and […]

Superstitious Minds

Superstitious Minds

GREY’S NOTES by Michael Grey Piping Today #50, 2011. I’m not a hugely superstitious person. But then again, I’m not not a superstitious person. You won’t see me walk under a ladder. That’s just crazy. What harm’s a little salt over the shoulder when I’m in a spilling way, and, […]

Entries to National Mòd

Entries to National Mòd

The 2019 Royal National Mòd returns to Glasgow from October 11-19, with the piping competitions taking place on October 12 in the city’s Royal Concert Hall. Entries can be submitted online at: https://enter.ancomunn.co.uk/. Details about the competitions can be found by downloading the syllabus at: http://www.ancomunn.co.uk/nationalmod/rules The deadline for entries […]

Thoughts on islands

Thoughts on islands

By Thomas Pearston • From the February 1995 Piping Times. CollWhen one looks at the number of tunes produced by pipers from the island of Coll we are surprised how many we can total from such a tiny island. The Laird of Coll’s Galley, Lament for Great John MacLean, MacLean […]