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Pipe band drumming instructor opportunity in Skye and Lochalsh

High Life Highland is offering a music instructor post in pipe band drumming with a closing date for applications on December 12, 2023. Contact Norman Bolton on email here for full application details. High Life Highland is a charity operated by The Highland Council. The official job description is below. […]

Piping concerts at the second weekend of Celtic Connections 2024

Piping concerts at the second weekend of Celtic Connections 2024

The second weekend of piping-related concerts at Celtic Connections are below and include concerts with Celtic Odyssée and Gnoss, Alana MacInnes Trio, Dàimh, A celebration of music from Lochaber, Finlay MacDonald Band, Jose Manuel Tejedor, Ali Levack, Skerryvore, Leonard Barry and Come and Try the Bagpipe sessions at The National […]

Solo piping results from the Caritas Banner

Solo piping results from the Caritas Banner

By BEN DUNCAN. The Caritas Banner was held today, November 26, at George Watson’s College, Edinburgh. It was a fantastic day of Piobaireachd with some really encouraging performances across all events. 52 young pipers entered, making for a healthy day of competition. The event was sponsored by the Piobaireachd Society, […]

RCS Piping Degree Showcase Concert on Monday Dec 4th

RCS Piping Degree Showcase Concert on Monday Dec 4th

The RCS Piping Degree Showcase Concert takes place in The National Piping Centre Auditorium on Monday, December 4 at 7pm. This year’s BMus Piping Degree Showcase concert will gather music from places across Scotland. Each year group has been assigned a locality of Scotland from which to draw their repertoire. […]

Angus MacColl recordings from Stornoway recital on Facebook

Angus MacColl recordings from Stornoway recital on Facebook

Bagpipe.news reader, Mary Ann Macleod, recorded and uploaded videos from the Angus D. and Angus J. MacColl concert, which was organised by Lewis & Harris Piping Society on Friday, November 17. The Society organise the prestigious Donald MacLeod Invitational Solo Piping Competition which was won by Callum Beaumont in April […]

Michael Grey’s Notes: the Abilene Paradox

Michael Grey’s Notes: the Abilene Paradox

GREY’S NOTES by Michael Grey. November 2023. Going along to get along. You may know that I have landed unexpectedly and feet first in the land of pipe bands. Where, say, this past summer I was on the periphery – a listener, a judge, a toe-tapping outsider – this autumn […]

Grand National Gatherings of the Glasgow Celtic Society 1858-59

Grand National Gatherings of the Glasgow Celtic Society 1858-59

PART TWO • By JEANNIE CAMPBELL MBE The second Grand National Gathering was advertised for Thursday and Friday 5th and 6th August 1858, with prize money and medals to a larger amount than ever offered to be competed for in Scotland. Gentlemen and youths connected with the Highlands and members […]

Theory Top-Up: time signatures

Theory Top-Up: time signatures

By TIM CUMMINGS. Piping Today #95, 2019 I have been teaching private lessons on the pipes and other instruments for close to 30 years now.  Those of you who have done any teaching for a decade or more can understand my experience that every student is unique, and brings a […]

Piping concerts at the first weekend of Celtic Connections 2024

Piping concerts at the first weekend of Celtic Connections 2024

Celtic Connections offers something for every piping taste, whether it be pipe bands, Scots trad music performers and bands playing Highland Pipes and bellows pipes, or performers from across European piping traditions. Twenty one Celtic Connections concerts have been uploaded here on the bagpipe.news event calendar, starting on January 19 […]