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Royal Scots Dragoon Guards – Mixed Ensemble winners.

British Army championships: results and report

By Pipe Major Peter MacGregor (WO2) On the weekend of February 22-23 the sound of bagpipes, drums and bugles was once again present at Redford Barracks in Edinburgh as the 2020 Army Piping and Drumming Championships took place at the Army School of Bagpipe Music and Highland Drumming’s home of […]

Inveraray to perform 2020 pre-Worlds concert

Inveraray to perform 2020 pre-Worlds concert

Current World Champions, Inveraray & District Pipe Band will put on this year’s prestigious pre-Worlds concert at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on August 12. The name of the concert is ‘A Night in That Land’. Inveraray last played at the Pre-Worlds concert in 2013 at the band’s ‘Ascension’ show. […]

Understanding the pipe bag

Understanding the pipe bag

This article, first published in the International Piper, discusses the various properties of a skin bag that the piper should be aware of. By Captain John A. MacLellan Climatic conditions often have a greater effect on the general condition of pipe bags than the material of which they are made. […]

Today's winners.

Graeme Johnston Memorial results

Bobby Allen and Duncan Winters won their respective heats at the annual Graeme Johnston Memorial juvenile solo piping competition today at The National Piping Centre Otago Street. The win was the third in a row at this competition for Bobby Allen. Results: Afternoon winners (MSR) – 1. Bobby Allen (Shotts […]

North Lanarkshire Schools.

Petition launched to help North Lanarkshire’s bands

Concerned parents in a Scottish local authority have launched a petition in response to proposed cuts to music tuition in its schools. At the time of posting, the petition as been signed over 3,500 times. It can be found here. As part of major budget cuts, North Lanarkshire Council is […]

Bagpipe.News serialises The International Piper

Bagpipe.News serialises The International Piper

As of today, BagpipeNews is delighted to begin an occasional series of articles combed from the pages of The International Piper. We are grateful to Colin MacLellan for allowing us to delve into the pages of his parents’ short-lived monthly magazine. The International Piper was founded in 1978 by the […]

The bagadoù of Brittany

The bagadoù of Brittany

By Hugh Cheape We in Scotland might sometimes be criticised for regarding our own piping tradition genre. Participation in the Festival Interceltique in Lorient in Brittany in August enabled three Scottish t bands to experience the vitality, skill, and enthusiasm of a different but related tradition of the bagpipe family […]

Nicholson back as Glasgow Police P.M.

Nicholson back as Glasgow Police P.M.

Glasgow Police Pipe Band has appointed Duncan Nicholson as its new Pipe Major. Duncan replaces Alisdair MacLaren who stepped down from the position last month ahead of a return to his native Australia. A statement released from the band read: “Following the departure of Alisdair McLaren, the band would like […]

Diary: Uist & Barra / RSPBA AGM / Piobaireachd Society Conference

Diary: Uist & Barra / RSPBA AGM / Piobaireachd Society Conference

Three key events in the piping calendar take place over three consecutive weekends next month in Glasgow, Scotland: The Glasgow Uist & Barra Association’s 75th annual invitational solo piping competition is on on March 7 at the National Piping Centre’s Otago Street building in Kelvinbridge in the west end of […]