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Covid impact survey for Scottish Traditional Arts

Covid impact survey for Scottish Traditional Arts

This survey is relevant to anyone resident in Scotland, over 16 years of age, who has any connection with Scottish Traditional Arts. It is being conducted by Dr Simon McKerrell and Dr Jasmine Hornabrook on behalf of Creative Scotland – Scotland’s national arts public body. Here is the link to […]

Boney Music Memorial Invitational result 2022

Boney Music Memorial Invitational result 2022

By MIKE CHISHOLM Director, Communications Chair, BC Pipers’ Association. BC piper Zephan Knichel took the top prize at the 6th Annual Boney Music Memorial Invitational Competition and Recital in Vancouver on Saturday, May 14.  Jeanette Bonar, wife of the late Andrew Bonar who started the event, and Andrew’s son Cameron, […]

Ardrossan Highland Games juvenile solo piping entries open

Ardrossan Highland Games juvenile solo piping entries open

Always falling on the second Sunday in June, this year the date for the Ardrossan Highland Games is Sunday, June 12, 2022. The Games are held at the Memorial Playing Fields, Ardrossan, Ayrshire, KA22 8AP, and entries for the juvenile solo piping are open till June 1. The fields are […]

Michael Grey’s Notes: Bagpipe 999

Michael Grey’s Notes: Bagpipe 999

GREY’S NOTES by Michael Grey. Piping Today #75, 2015. There’s around 2.5 million apps currently available for Android system users and almost the same number for those with iPhones. You don’t need me to tell you that there’s an app for pretty much any need or task a person might […]

The National Piping Centre adult summer gathering tutors announced

The National Piping Centre adult summer gathering tutors announced

The National Piping Centre has announced the teachers for the Summer Adult Gathering which runs from July 25-28, 2022. The Gathering will have one-to-one lessons, group workshops and masterclasses taught by Willie McCallum, Ailis Sutherland, David Shedden, John Mulhearn, Malin Lewis, Danny Hutcheson and Dr. Andrew Bova. This school is […]

Gordon Castle Highland Games solo piping results

Gordon Castle Highland Games solo piping results

The Gordon Castle Highland Games took place yesterday, May 15, 2022, in Fochabers, Moray. The overall champion was John MacDonald and the Junior overall champion was Jake Robertson. Open Piobaireachd1. Gordon Barclay2. John McDonald3. James McPetrie4. Hamish Munro5. Andrew YuOpen March1. Hamish Munro2. John McDonald3. James McPetrie4. Gordon Barclay5. Andrew […]

Lorne MacDougall shares a tune

Lorne MacDougall shares a tune

Lorne MacDougall seems to occupy his very own sphere in the world of bagpipe music, as he blends his life as a piper and traditional musician with TV and film soundtrack work from the BBC, ITV, Netflix, Disney and DreamWorks.  Stuart Robertson spoke to Lorne about tune composition in this […]

Ian Green of Greentrax Recordings: embracing piping in all its forms

Ian Green of Greentrax Recordings: embracing piping in all its forms

As Greentrax Recordings this week announced the upcoming July release of the new Kyle Warren album, Relentless, we take another look at a Piping Today interview with Ian Green of Greentrax. In this article Chris MacKenzie speaks to Ian about how he first got involved recording pipers and pipe bands, […]