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The playing of competition marches… from the Piping Times, 1952

The playing of competition marches… from the Piping Times, 1952

Today is Christmas Eve and approaching the time of the year for celebration, but also reflection. So today bagpipe.news rewinds 70 years to the December issue of the Piping Times. Looking through that Piping Times edition is a window into times gone by, and to ‘hot topics’ from the early […]

Michael Grey’s Notes: the gift that keeps giving

Michael Grey’s Notes: the gift that keeps giving

GREY’S NOTES by Michael Grey. Piping Today #78, 2015/16  These days we hear more and more about “ground-breaking” studies trumpeting the health benefits of one thing or another. News in tandem equally pronounces the many things that are seemingly bad for us. One day it’s a daily glass or two […]

A sparkling post-Worlds interview with Bob Worrall

A sparkling post-Worlds interview with Bob Worrall

On the Sunday after the Worlds in 2012, I had the pleasure of interviewing Bob Worrall over a glass of bubbly in the Champagne Bar in Glasgow’s Central Hotel.  Guided by the time of the meeting and the setting I decided to keep my questions light — early beginnings, tutors, […]

Photos and report from the 2019 New Zealand Pipe Band Championships

Photos and report from the 2019 New Zealand Pipe Band Championships

It’s mid-November, the 2022 pipe band season in the Northern Hemisphere is a distant memory and the solo piping season is all but done. It was very pleasant to read the news yesterday that a big entry is planned for next year’s New Zealand and South Pacific Pipe Band Championships, […]

Michael Grey’s Notes: the struggle for originality

Michael Grey’s Notes: the struggle for originality

GREY’S NOTES by Michael Grey. Piping Today #77, 2015. Yonge Street is one of the City of Toronto’s most important thoroughfares. It dissects the whole of the metropolitan area along north-south lines. From Lake Ontario north over 50 kilometers, Yonge covers a lot of diverse, sometimes gritty ground and on […]

Photos from the Scottish Pipe Band Championships, Dumbarton, 2010

Photos filled with sunshine at the Scottish Championships 2010

On this dreary winter morning in Scotland, we look back 12 years to the photos and a review of a day filled with warm sunshine at Dumbarton for the Scottish Pipe Band Championships in 2010. There are more than 70 photos with lots of youngsters who will all be adults […]

Piping in London – part 13

Piping in London – part 13

1895 – 1896 by JEANNIE CAMPBELL MBE In 1895 the Scottish Gathering at Stamford Bridge was on Saturday, June 29. There was a large crowd and reports stated that fortunately the weather was not quite so oppressive as it had been earlier in the week. The proceedings, which lasted as […]

The winning band at the Cowal Games in 1928

Pipes and Drums of the London Scottish

2010 was the year that the Pipes and Drums of the London Scottish regiment celebrated their 150th anniversary. Adam Sanderson prepared an article for Piping Today #45 which looked at their current activities and their regimental history, including a possible claim to be the earliest recorded instance of a pipe […]