Entries for Highlands & Islands Young Piper of the Year 2019

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This year’s Highlands & Island Young Piper of the Year competition will take place on July 18. The venue is once again Sgoil Lionacleit on Benbecula in the Western Isles.

Entry forms are below.

This competition is sandwiched between two other events in the region, the South Uist Games on Wednesday, July 17 and the North Uist Games on Friday, July 19.

An enjoyable ceilidh held in the Dark Island Hotel usually follows the competition.

Competitions in the following categories will be held:

Finlay Cameron receives his trophy from James MacLean at the 2016 Young Piper of the Year competition.
Finlay Cameron receives his trophy from James MacLean at the 2016 Young Piper of the Year competition.

Open Chanter – 2/4 March (four parts);
Novice Piping – 2/4 March (four parts);
Under 15 – Ceòl Mòr / March / Strathspey & Reel / Jig;
Under 18 – Ceòl Mòr / March / Strathspey & Reel / Hornpipe & Jig;
Aged 30 and Under – Ceòl Mòr / March / Strathspey & Reel / Hornpipe & Jig.

Enquiries should be e-mailed to: youngpiperoftheyearcompetion@gmail.com. The closing date for entries is Monday, July 1.

The competition is organised by Commun Pìobaireachd Uibhist agus Bharraigh.

Entry forms: