Entries open for the 32nd Archie Kenneth Quaich


The Archie Kenneth Quaich competition is on Saturday, February 24, 2024, at Royal Scottish Pipers’ Society, Edinburgh, starting at 9.30am. 

Entries and enquiries should be sent to: peter.mccalister@doctors.org.uk. Closing date is January 7, 2024. Competitors should submit two tunes with their entry. The tune selected by the judges will be given on the day in the final tuning room. Competitors may not submit any tune with which they have previously won first prize in the competition.  

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•Matthew Kirkwood was the winner of the Archie Kenneth Quaich in 2023.

Conditions for eligibility are:

  1. Competitors must be members of the Piobaireachd Society.
  2. Competitors must be aged 18 or over.
  3. Competitors must be amateur pipers. In general, an amateur piper is someone who has never accepted a money prize in a senior solo piobaireachd competition. 
  4. Anyone in doubt about their eligibility to play should contact the competition organiser.

If there are significantly more than 25 entries there will be a ballot, the first 25 drawn selected to play. Those who are unsuccessful will be definite confirmed entries for the 2025 competition, if they intend to enter. 

The Royal Scottish Pipers’ Society’s rooms are at 127 Rose St South Lane, Edinburgh EH2 4BB.