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Kyle Warren shares an update of his popular composition, Golden Brown

Kyle Warren shares an update of his popular composition, Golden Brown

Four-time World Champion piper Kyle Warren has returned to Scotland after spending five years in Australia teaching bagpipes at the prestigious Scotch College in Melbourne, and leading the Grade 2 Australian Champions, Hawthorn City Pipe Band as Pipe Major. Before emigrating, Kyle was a member of the Field Marshal Montgomery […]

Royal visit 1822 – Pipers and the Clan Chiefs

Royal visit 1822 – Pipers and the Clan Chiefs

PART THREE by JEANNIE CAMPBELL MBE. Although none of the pipers in the parades and other events were named in the newspaper reports several can be identified with some certainty. It is also possible that some of the pipers and dancers who had played or danced in the competition earlier […]

Bruce Gandy shares a couple of fine tunes

Bruce Gandy shares a couple of fine tunes

Bruce Gandy is being kept busy with weekly students for piping tuition and also with his Clubhouse Sessions project where he has a group of up to 15 pipers visit his house to spend three hours going through two piobaireachds. Bruce told bagpipe.news: “We usually go through an entry level […]

Searching for the lost chanter of Captain Norman Torquil Macleod

Searching for the lost chanter of Captain Norman Torquil Macleod

Bagpipe.news was contacted by Torquil Macleod with a request to help find a pipe chanter belonging to his father, Captain Norman Torquil Macleod of the Seaforth Highlanders. Torquil told us that his father obtained the chanter in 1919 when he was given the task to reform a new Scottish Army Pipe […]

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Royal visit 1822 – the Edinburgh competition

PART TWO by JEANNIE CAMPBELL MBE. Not long before the Royal visit the Edinburgh piping competition was held as usual at the Theatre Royal and was reported in the papers on August 3, 1822.  The competition had been held on the previous Tuesday and was judged by 18 members of […]

Geological formation called Devil's Tower against an empty sky

Bagpipes on the Devil’s Tower

Tak Tang is a CLASP competitor, but has had other passions in his life as well as piping. As you will read below, he combined both to take his pipes to the top of the Devil’s Tower in Wyoming. He is originally from Hong Kong, but now lives in the […]

ADHD in an adult piper: a tale of two competitions

ADHD in an adult piper: a tale of two competitions

by VICKIE GRAY. February 2022: CLASP Live Online, Grade 4 I’d better face the wall so I’m not distracted by movement through the window. Oh crap, my sleeve is unbuttoned. I know I’m going to screw up the 3rd part of Lady Lever Park. I always do. I just don’t […]

RURA to play the Old Fruitmarket at Piping Live! 2022

RURA to play the Old Fruitmarket at Piping Live! 2022

Piping Live! is fast approaching and it’s great to see the festival returning to the Old Fruitmarket for the Friday night concert on August 12.  Located in Candleriggs and starting at 8.30pm, this year we have RURA + Ross Ainslie and and Brighde Chaimbeul who are sure to provide an […]

Jim McGillivray shares a tune

Jim McGillivray shares a tune

NINE NOTES AND MORE… by Stuart Robertson. Piping Today #46 2010. More than 20 years of international prizes in all branches of pipe music between 1971 and 1991 lend credence to Piper & Drummer magazine’s claim that Jim McGillivray is “one of the best all-round pipers – ever”.  Jim began […]