It’s a Knockout! / Bagadoù cancellations

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Logan Tannock, the newly elected President of the Scottish Pipers’ Association (SPA) says the organisation is looking forward to this Friday’s Knockout semi-final heat between Stuart Liddell and Callum Beaumont.

The heat takes place at The National Piping Centre Otago St. at 19.00. “It’s a semi final to relish,” says Logan. “We anticipate a good-sized audience for this and, of course, there will be a bar. As you know, Stuart is the current holder of the trophy.”

Knockout Final 2017, L-R: Tom Johnstone, Ian McLellan BEM and Stuart Liddell.
Knockout Final 2017, L-R: Tom Johnstone, Ian McLellan BEM and Stuart Liddell.

Meanwhile, entries for the SPA’s Adult Amateur competition close this Friday. The contest is scheduled for Sunday, March 29. Competitors must be members of the SPA to compete.

Download an entry form here.

Download a Membership form here.

The SPA’s Professional contest is on Saturday, April 11 and is open to pipers graded Premier/A, B and C by the Competing Pipers’ Association. The Premier/A Grade contest will be held at The National Piping Centre in Otago Street (the former College of Piping) and the B and C Grade contests will be held at The National Piping Centre in McPhater St.

Download a Premier/A Grade entry form here

Download a B and C Grade entry form here.


The Grade 3 bagadoù championship scheduled to take place in Vannes, Brittany this Sunday (8th) has been cancelled due to concerns about the spread of the Coronavirus.

The Celtic concert that was to take place this Saturday in Paris – the Nuit de la Bretagne – has also been cancelled. France’s government has banned gatherings of 5,000.