The Balmoral School of Piping & Drumming returns to its roots on July 17-21, hosting their 2022 summer camp at the university campus in Edinboro, Pennsylvania. Join fellow pipers and drummers for classes on EU’s beautiful campus, or register to sit-in on classes via Zoom.

The week will include instruction and performances by some of the world’s leading pipers and piping educators, with opportunities for both individual and group instruction, as well as camp-wide activities suitable for all ages and ability levels. The 2022 guest instructors will be:

Roddy MacLeod, MBE (Glasgow, Scotland) won his first Gold Medal at the Northern Meeting (1986), Argyllshire Gathering Gold Medal (1988). He is a 10-time winner of the Piobaireachd at the Glenfiddich Solo Piping Championship and has won overall five times. As Pipe Major, he led the Scottish Power Pipe Band to 45 Grade 1 Championship prizes including the Cowal and All Ireland Championships. He was Principal of The National Piping Centre from 1996 -2020. 

•Roddy MacLeod teaching a Balmoral class on Zoom, during Covid.

Andrew Carlisle (Northern Ireland/Pittsburgh)has won A Grade Strathspey and Reel at Oban, the A Grade Piobaireachd & Overall at The Cowal Highland Gathering, US Gold Medals for both Light Music & Piobaireachd, and three All-Ireland titles at Senior level. He’s 3-time winner of the Macallan Trophy at Lorient, Brittany, France. Andrew holds the prestigious positions of Professor of Music and Director of Piping at Carnegie Mellon University. 

•Andrew Carlisle helping a student tune his pipes

Terry Tully (Dublin, Ireland) is one of the most influential composers of bagpipe music in Ireland. A former Pipe Major of St. Laurence O’Toole Pipe Band, under his leadership, SLOT was the first pipe band from the Republic of Ireland to win the Grade One World Championship, also winning prizes in Ireland, as well as the Scottish and British 2008 Championships. Tully performed with the Chieftains at Carnegie Hall and has appeared on three of the band’s albums.

•Terry Tully teaching a chanter class

Joining our distinguished guest instructors will be Balmoral staff piping instructors Sean Patrick Regan, Richmond Johnston, and Balmoral Director George Balderose, as well as Balmoral Pipes & Drums snare instructor Ian McLeod.

According to Balmoral’s Associate Director, Leslie Clark, “Returning to the Edinboro campus allows us to offer students air conditioned rooms, more private rooms with adjoining baths, and three meals a day at the recently renovated Edinboro dining hall where the expanded menu includes farm to table, gluten free options, vegetarian and other healthy choices.”

The EU campus includes a beautiful lake and other outdoor spaces to enjoy, and there will be some access to the University’s fitness center. For those flying into either the Pittsburgh or Cleveland airports, we will help to coordinate rides, in order to avoid car rentals.

Registration is open and will close July 5, 2022. For more information or to register, please visit: www.bagpiping.org