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Learn from world class tutors at the Surrey Piping School

Learn from world class tutors at the Surrey Piping School

On announcing the Surrey Piping School last week, The National Piping Centre was inundated with requests asking which tutors would be attending. This afternoon they have announced the current Glenfiddich champion and record holder, Willie McCallum as one of the tutors. Willie will be accompanied by the Director of Piping […]

Alternative approach being considered for the British Championships

Alternative approach being considered for the British Championships

The RSPBA Board of Directors released a statement this morning, February 5, which casts doubt on the British Pipe Band Championships being held in 2023. The statement reads as follows: “Unfortunately the RSPBA Board of Director’s (BoD) despite their best efforts has been unable to secure a Sponsor for the British […]

Join The National Piping Centre at the Surrey Piping School

Join The National Piping Centre at the Surrey Piping School

The National Piping Centre is bringing its world class teaching team to Gordon’s School in Surrey for a weekend of teaching. Join the team from 31st March – 2nd April 2023 for teaching, workshops, practice time, new music and a recital on Saturday evening. The school is for pipers aged […]

RSPBANI are promoting a positive new strategy for 2023

RSPBANI are promoting a positive new strategy for 2023

The Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association Northern Ireland Branch (RSPBANI) are building on the success of their 2022 Rebuild, Restart, Rediscover campaign, and have announced a new strategy tagline which will be at the centre of everything they do in 2023. The RSPBANI have released this statement: “Our branch’s mission is: […]

Join the February Piping Challenge at 6pm tonight

Join the February Piping Challenge at 6pm tonight

The National Piping Centre is asking pipers to take part in the February Piping Challenge in preparation for the 2023 piping season. The month-long Challenge will encourage players of all levels to get the pipes out the box, and tonight Dan Nevans will focus on making your pipes sound great […]

See Allan MacDonald and friends at Celtic Connections 2023

See Allan MacDonald and friends at Celtic Connections 2023

We don’t see or hear enough of Allan MacDonald, but you have the chance to catch him with friends in Glasgow on February 1, 2023, in the Strathclyde Suite at Celtic Connections. This show was first staged at Piping Live! 2022, and again Allan will be joined on stage by […]

Piping results and photos from B.A.G winter competition

Piping results and photos from B.A.G winter competition

Since 2017, the Crest of Gordon Pipe Band, based in Bremen, Germany has been organising the one of the largest solo and quintet competitions in Europe – Bagpipe Association of Germany’s winter competition. This year’s competition was held last weekend, January 21 and 22, and had 135 solo entries and 15 quintett […]