Hamish Moore.

Hamish Moore, the well known piper and pipe maker, is repeating the sell-out piping concert he put on in the Perthshire village of Blair Atholl the night before last year’s Glenfiddich.

This time the concert will take place a few miles down the road at Pitlochry, in the town’s Town Hall. Mr Moore believes this is a more convenient location given that a considerable number of people who attend the Glenfiddich usually stay in the town for the weekend. The concert, like last year’s concert, has nothing to do with the annual flagship solo piping event held at Blair Castle.

Pitlochry’s Town Hall is an excellent concert venue and has been used by Moore before. In October 2003, his ‘Piper and the Maker’ sell-out show featured 12 leading pipers mostly all playing instruments made by him and son, Finn at their workshop in Dunkeld. The concert was recorded commercially by Greentrax Records and included Iain MacInnes, Gary West, Gordon Duncan, Finn Moore and Malcolm Robertson.

This year’s concert takes place on October 30 at 7.30pm. The line-up will be revealed at a later stage.

We have been contacted by a reader who has a 14×12 Peter Henderson brass-shelled, rope tension, dual strainer field drum he wishes to sell.

The drum has the words ‘Peter Henderson Glasgow Scotland ‘stamped into the shell and appears to date from between 1910-1920.

Contact us if this is of interest.

The 28th annual Archie Kenneth Quaich ceòl mòr competition for amateur pipers takes place tomorrow at the Royal Scottish Pipers’ Society’s rooms in Edinburgh. We wish all competitors well.

The draw is here.