Year 3 and 4 students on the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and National Piping Centre’s BMus Traditional Music (Piping) degree course take to the stage for their end-of-year recitals on Thursday and Friday, June 1 and 2. These public recitals are a major component of the course assessment and provide a platform for each student to present a body of work that reflects their musical vision. 

The series of recitals are part of the wider RCS Traditional Music Recital Festival. Commencing on Tuesday, May 30, the festival takes place at Glasgow’s Centre for Contemporary Arts and is free to attend. 

Piping recital dates/time are:

June 1, 2023

  • 20:00 – Bede Patterson

June 2, 2023

  • 11:00 – Calum Kaye
  • 12:15 – Emma Hill
  • 13:30 – Finlay MacVicar
  • 15:30 – Hamish Drennan
  • 16:45 – Ruaridh Buxton
  • 18:45 – Dougal McKiggan
  • 20:00 – Ciar Milne

On a personal note, as Head of Piping Studies for the BMus Traditional Music (Piping) course at the National Piping Centre, I am looking forward to what will be a varied programme of recitals. The beauty of the degree course is in the encouragement and freedom that students enjoy in discovering their own musical voice. The invariable result of this is a series of unique performances from young musicians in the early stages of their careers. 

•Finlay MacVicar at Piping Live! 2022.