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Somme hero’s pipe brought back to life

Somme hero’s pipe brought back to life

A light has been shone on the historical provenance of a set of pipes sold recently at an online auction for almost £5,000. As reported on Bagpipe.News, the instrument was sold at the auction organised by Lockdales of Ipswich, England on May 13 and drew quite a lot of attention. […]

The Piobaireachd trophy: the Robert Nicol-Robert Brown Chalice.

Stuart Marshall wins 2020 Nicol-Brown

The results from this weekend’s Nicol-Brown Amateur Invitational Piping Competition are: Ceòl Mòr – 1. Stuart Marshall, Stokesdale, North Carolina, pictured (The MacLeods’ Salute); 2. Tyler Destremps (I Gave A Kiss To the King’s Hand); 3. Sandy Adams (Hector MacLean’s Warning); 4. Justin Howland (The MacDougalls’ Gathering); 5. Jessica Bain […]

Piping Instructor for Lochgelly High / Margaret Stoddart poem

Piping Instructor for Lochgelly High / Margaret Stoddart poem

Lochgelly High School in Fife, Scotland is seeking a full time Piping Instructor. The school’s pipe bands have been successful in recent years and have been taught mainly by Tom Brown with assistance from Keith Robertson who is Pipe Major of the Novice Juvenile band. The new instructor will be […]

The people’s music: Cape Breton on the floor, part 3

The people’s music: Cape Breton on the floor, part 3

Concluding the lecture that Professor Dan MacInnes delivered to the 1998 John MacFadyen Memorial Lecture/Recital. The history of the Cape Breton fiddler as well as the related art of dance piping have received comparatively little study. There are high and low moments in this history and it has not been […]

The Pipers’ Tryst: revised opening hours

The Pipers’ Tryst: revised opening hours

The Pipers’ Tryst restaurant, one of Glasgow city centre’s leading restaurants, has revised its opening hours in light of tighter restrictions placed on Scotland’s hospitality industry announced yesterday by Scotland’s First Minister. The restaurant will close temporarily from tomorrow and ropen in just over a fortnight. A spokesman for the […]

The people’s music: Cape Breton on the floor, part 2

The people’s music: Cape Breton on the floor, part 2

Continuing the lecture that Professor Dan MacInnes delivered at the John MacFadyen Memorial Lecture/Recital in 1998. In those years, home was rough housing, forested land, and far too much work for a family to do alone. To survive work had to be shared. People organised their lives around their one […]

The people’s music: Cape Breton on the floor, part 1

The people’s music: Cape Breton on the floor, part 1

Professor Dan MacInnes delivered the 1998 John MacFadyen Lecture/Recital. The following is the text of his talk. By Professor Dan MacInnes Tonight I have four points to make, and the pipers four tunes to play. We shall try our best to avoid controversy. The four points I shall make all […]

NPC concludes redundancy consultation – 27 staff affected

NPC concludes redundancy consultation – 27 staff affected

A total of 27 members of staff at the National Piping Centre have been made redundant as a result of reduced activity across the board caused by coronavirus pandemic. The organisation said today in a statement: “The National Piping Centre (NPC) announced on September 1, 2020 that it had commenced […]