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World Solo Amateur Piping Competition results

World Solo Amateur Piping Competition results

By Margaret Dunn. The 2020 World Solo Amateur Piping Competition, held online as part of this year’s Piping Live! festival, saw a record 125 entries from amateur pipers around the world. The results are below. The CLASP stewards connected live over 120 times last Saturday (August 8) with pipers from […]

Piping yesterday: Govan Police / Juvenile festival ‘let’ down

Piping yesterday: Govan Police / Juvenile festival ‘let’ down

Today, we begin another occasional feature on the Bagpipe.News website. In actuality, there will be two occasional features. Both are image-led. The first – Piping Yesterday – features photographs from our archives whereas the second one – Piping Today – is devoted to today’s piping scene. To kick off the […]

Stuart Liddell wins 2020 Silver Chanter

Stuart Liddell wins 2020 Silver Chanter

Stuart Liddell from Inveraray, Scotland was awarded the 2020 Silver Chanter tonight. Stuart was assigned the classic MacCrimmon tune, Lament for the Children to play. Held tonight at the National Piping Centre’s headquarters in McPhater Street, Glasgow, the iconic event took place behind closed doors but was broadcast live over […]

CPA online B Grade results / Kyle Warren book winner

CPA online B Grade results / Kyle Warren book winner

Competitors from seven different countries entered the Competing Pipers’ Association’s (CPA), recent online B Grade competition. The results are: B Grade Piobaireachd (29 competed) – 1. Bobby Durning (The Rout of Glen Fruin); 2. Fraser Allison (MacNeill of Barra’s March); 3. Teddy Krogh (Nameless, Dro O Dro); 4. Gwenael Dage […]

Iain Speirs, last year's winner of the Silver Chanter. Photo: Derek Maxwell/Wm Grant Foundation.

Tommy Johnston’s funeral / the 54th Silver Chanter

The funeral of Tommy Johnston will take place on Wednesday, August 12 at Dalnottar Crematorium in Clydebank near Glasgow at 11.30am. Due to restrictions placed on gatherings in Scotland as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, numbers are restricted to 20 people. Therefore, only Tommy’s family will be attendance although […]

In full flow. The Clasp competition at the 2019  Northern Meeting.

Tunes and competition pìobaireachd

By A. G. Kenneth In these days it seems that in the topmost ranks of competitive pìobaireachd playing, our leading competing pipers get little or no encouragement to play the shorter, lighter tunes in competition. Is this really desirable? The argument usually deployed against such a proposal is on the […]

Tex Geddes, Soay.

Online Lewis and Harris junior contest a great success / Tex Geddes

The first virtual version of the Lewis and Harris Piping Society’s annual competition for junior players has been hailed a great success, with the online format appearing to enable a big increase in participation from pipers from the southern part of Scotland’s Outer Hebrides in particular. A total of 102 players […]

London postponed; C Grade online for 2020

London postponed; C Grade online for 2020

The annual London Competition has been postponed until next March, the Scottish Piping Society of London (SPSL) said today. However, an online CPA C Grade competition and and SPSL Members’ competition will go ahead on what would have been the weekend of the annual competition, November 7. SPSL President, Michael […]