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Burgeoning Youtube content from The National Piping Centre

Burgeoning Youtube content from The National Piping Centre

The National Piping Centre launched their Youtube channel five months ago and have been steadily adding content over the weeks and months. Bagpipe.news has promoted The Piping Show interview series up to the conversation with Jack Lee one month ago, but there are now more episodes to catch up with […]

Tribute tune for Doddie Weir, 1970-2022

Tribute tune for Doddie Weir, 1970-2022

The former Scotland and British & Irish Lions rugby player, Doddie Weir, has died aged 52. Doddie was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 2016, and created a charity foundation in 2017, My Name’5 Doddie, to raise funds for research into the disease.  The charity foundation released a statement yesterday, […]

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Casting call for bagpipers from major travel brand

Rose Waite Studio are looking for pipers to take part in a well-known travel brand’s new commercial. The company specialise as a creative casting studio and are currently working on a project to celebrate the lives of all kinds of British people. They are planning to use an interview/ documentary […]

Drumming instructor wanted for Pilrig Park School in Edinburgh  

Drumming instructor wanted for Pilrig Park School in Edinburgh  

The Friends of Pilrig Park School, a registered charity, seek a replacement drumming tutor for one morning a week (Tuesday) to teach 22 young people with special needs.  3.5 hours at £25 per hour.  A small allowance for travel costs may be possible.  Applicants are invited to send a CV and […]

Glasgow Skye reform under Pipe Major Kenny MacLeod for 2023

Glasgow Skye reform under Pipe Major Kenny MacLeod for 2023

Glasgow Skye Association have just announced today, November 24, the appointment of Kenny MacLeod as Pipe Major, Ross Cowan and Darren Sommerville as Pipe Sergeants, and Les Galbraith as Leading Drummer of the Glasgow Skye Association Pipe Band. On his appointment, Kenny said: “It’s an important band to me and many […]

Tributes for Skye Richendrfer, 1957-2022

Tributes for Skye Richendrfer, 1957-2022

Tributes have been paid to Skye Richendrfer who died this week at the age of 64. His family announced his passing in the very early morning of November 21, 2022. Skye’s friends, including many of the world’s top pipers, have written messages on social media about their friendship with Skye, […]

A sparkling post-Worlds interview with Bob Worrall

A sparkling post-Worlds interview with Bob Worrall

On the Sunday after the Worlds in 2012, I had the pleasure of interviewing Bob Worrall over a glass of bubbly in the Champagne Bar in Glasgow’s Central Hotel.  Guided by the time of the meeting and the setting I decided to keep my questions light — early beginnings, tutors, […]

Solo piping results from the George Sherriff Memorial 2022

Solo piping results from the George Sherriff Memorial 2022

The 26th George Sherriff Memorial Invitational competition took place yesterday in St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Hamilton, Ontario. The competition is organised by Bob Worrall, the well-respected piper and adjudicator and well-loved presenter of the BBC’s World Pipe Band Championship broadcasts. The competition featured some of the finest amateur pipers from […]