Sign up for the new format bellows piping evening class


The next term of the National Piping Centre’s bellows piping evening classes will start from Monday, April 24, 2023. This ten-week evening class will take place in the NPC at McPhater Street on Mondays at 6pm. These 10 week courses are £110 for each course.

The class will run over two one-hour slots, one for novice players and one for intermediate+ players. The novice course will explore the basics of playing bellows-blown pipes, as well as provide an introduction to session tunes. The intermediate+ course will have more of a focus on aural learning, arrangement of sets and tune delivery. The novice class will commence at 6pm and the intermediate+ class at 7pm.

The teacher for this course will be NPC piping teacher, Ciar Milne. Ciar is currently finishing his fourth and final year on the Traditional Music – Piping Degree at the at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Through classes on the RCS course and having attended the annual Ceòlas Summer school on South Uist for many years, Ciar has built up a vast repertoire and has explored different stylistic approaches to bellows pipes. This includes session playing and piping for Scottish step dancing.

Should you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact Ciar directly:


Looking for information about our regular Evening Classes? Head to this web page to find out more