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What’s on at Piping Live! Thursday, August 11

What’s on at Piping Live! Thursday, August 11

Thursday at Piping Live! is always a very busy day and includes two of the festival’s flagship events: the Pipe Idol final and the Pipe Major Alasdair Gillies Memorial Recital Challenge. Tickets for both are always in great demand and sell out in advance. Both of those events are included […]

Finlay Johnston wins the Silver Chanter in Skye

Finlay Johnston wins the Silver Chanter in Skye

Finlay Johnston was awarded the 2022 Silver Chanter last night, August 3, 2022. This was the 56th year of the competition as it returned home to the Isle of Skye after a four year sojourn at The National Piping Centre in Glasgow. The venue was Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, the Gaelic […]

What’s on at Piping Live! Wednesday, August 10

What’s on at Piping Live! Wednesday, August 10

There is still space for a pipe band to perform at 3pm on Buchanan Street on Wednesday, August 10. So if you are in or around Glasgow for the week with your band and would like to get involved, please contact marketing@thepipingcentre.co.uk The Livestream Festival Pass gives access to another six […]

Results from the Dunvegan Medal at the Skye Games

Results from the Dunvegan Medal at the Skye Games

The Dunvegan Medal took place today Tuesday, August 2, in the Skye Gathering Hall, Portree. The results were as follows: The Dunvegan Medal James MacKenzie Darach Urquhart Greig Canning Steven Leask Andrea Boyd Hornpipe and Jig Callum Beaumont Finlay Cameron Derek Midgley Roddy MacLeod Gordon McCready March Finlay Cameron Willie […]

What’s on at Piping Live! Tuesday, August 9

What’s on at Piping Live! Tuesday, August 9

In one week’s time Piping Live! will be well underway, and Tuesday’s programme of events is extensive and offers something to suit the taste of every piper. If you are able to spend the day in Glasgow you can fill your Tuesday with bagpipes from 9.30am and keep going into […]

Piping instructor wanted for St Columba’s School, Kilmacolm

Piping instructor wanted for St Columba’s School, Kilmacolm

St Columba’s School, Kilmacolm, invites applications from enthusiastic and committed teachers of Bagpipes to work as the second piping instructor with the School’s highly popular Piping and Drumming Programme.    Applicants will require a minimum qualification of a Diploma in a recognised music course or an equivalent piping qualification.  The successful candidate […]

Results from the Scottish Pipe Band Championships

Results from the Scottish Pipe Band Championships

The Scottish Pipe Band Championships were held today, Saturday July 30, at Levengrove Park in Dumbarton. The weather was overcast but warmish with occasional periods of sunshine. There was a new layout of the fields, and it didn’t feel like an improvement as it lost the iconic backdrop of the […]

Nine trainee tutor positions available with the NYPBS

Nine trainee tutor positions available with the NYPBS

The National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland are launching a new trainee tutor programme aimed at young people aged 18-25. This structured training and work experience would be targeted towards recent music graduates, current music students or those with a strong foundation in music and ability to play and an […]