Piping showcase … to a degree

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Last night's rehearsals for tonight's showcase concert.
Last night's rehearsals for tonight's showcase concert.
Last night's rehearsals for tonight's showcase concert.
Yesterday’s rehearsals for tonight’s showcase concert.

Students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s Traditional Music Degree course will be performing tonight at The National Piping Centre.

The students include Malin Lewis, John Dew, Isla Stout, Cameron Barnes, Chris Lee, Calum Ian Brown and Bradley Parker, as well as Masters Student, Breton Piper Enora Morice. They will be performing a selection of work drawing on genres they have studied this year, including 19th century ceòl beag, Breton music and pipe band-oriented music. They will play highland pipes, bellows pipes, flutes and whistles.

The four-year BMus (Traditional Music – Piping) Degree course is the UK’s only Bachelor of Music curriculum dedicated to traditional music and to the music of the Scottish Highland Bagpipe. The course offers the chance for students to concentrate on the total study of piping.

Finlay MacDonald, The National Piping Centre’s Head of Piping Studies, said: “The rehearsals went really well yesterday and the students are looking forward to tonight. There’s some great music to be enjoyed.”

The concert begins at 7.30pm at The National Piping Centre in MacPhater Street, Glasgow. You can buy tickets online here for this evening’s show. Here is a video taken from the rehearsal: