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Michael Grey’s Notes: a magical winter week in Glasgow

Michael Grey’s Notes: a magical winter week in Glasgow

GREY’S NOTES by Michael Grey. Piping Today #79, 2016. I once read something somewhere about the spiritual power of making music in a group. The words I recall spoke to group music creation in a sacred sort of way. Making music with others joined energy and life forces and, well, […]

Newton Stewart and Minnigaff junior piping entries now open

Newton Stewart and Minnigaff junior piping entries now open

The Newton Stewart and Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival are now accepting entries for their junior piping competition on July 8, 2023. The competition will be held as part of the festival and take place at Minnigaff Primary School, Wigtownshire in south west Scotland. Full details and registration can […]

Results from the LBPS annual competition

Results from the LBPS annual competition

The Lowland & Border Pipers’ Society held its annual competition on March 18. The venue was the Burgh Halls in Linlithgow. Norman MacLeod won the Martin Lowe Trophy for the most outstanding contribution to Lowland and Border piping. This was the second year in a row Norman was awarded the […]

Results from the CLASP competition at McPhater Street

Results from the CLASP competition at McPhater Street

The Competition League for Amateur Solo Pipers took place today, March 25, in The National Piping Centre at McPhater Street. The overall winner in Grade 1 was Marc Warnock; Grade 2, Donald Morrison; and Grade 3, James Acheson. The full results were as follows: Grade 1 Piobaireachd March Strathspey and […]

Piping Live! competition search for Emerging Talent in 2023

Piping Live! competition search for Emerging Talent in 2023

Piping Live! – Glasgow International Piping Festival is excited to announce a competition for emerging talent. The competition gives new UK-based acts the chance to compete for a slot on the festival’s popular Street Café Stage and Festival Club, and be part of the 20th edition of the world’s biggest […]

NYPBS concert discount for bagpipe.news readers

NYPBS concert discount for bagpipe.news readers

Join the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland on April 2, 2023, at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh to celebrate their 20th anniversary. The concert will feature special guests Ross Ainslie and Ali Hutton. Bagpipe.news readers have the opportunity to purchase concert tickets using the 20% discount code — BPNEWS20. […]

See the RCS Piping Degree students in concert this Thursday

See the RCS Piping Degree students in concert this Thursday

Piping students on the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s BMus course will showcase their talents tomorrow, Thursday March 23 at The National Piping Centre, McPhater Street. The fourth year students, Ciar Milne, Ruairidh Buxton and Dougal McKiggan, will lead the concert which will present a wide range of piping traditions from […]