Competition Results

CLASP results

CLASP results

By Margaret Dunn Charles-David Mitchell, Ben Hall, Alasdair Beaton and James Skinner were the overall winners for their respective grades in the recent ‘Live Online’ contest organised by the Competition League for Amateur Solo Pipers (CLASP). The competition was held via Zoom videoconference software on Saturday, November 13. It was […]

Mark McClennan wins the 2021 Sherriff

Mark McClennan wins the 2021 Sherriff

Mark McClennan from Guelph in Ontario was the overall winner at the 2021 George Sherriff Memorial Invitational that took place virtually at the weekend. It was the 25th anniversary of this popular competition for North America’s ten leading amateur pipers. The competition is named in honour of the Glasgow-born stalwart […]

New album from Tim / Bonar overall at Balmoral Classic

New album from Tim / Bonar overall at Balmoral Classic

US piper, Tim Cummings has released an interesting new album. The Birds’ Flight is the culmination of several years’ worth of collaboration between Tim and Pete Sutherland (fiddle, song), and Brad Kolodner (banjo). The Vermont-based composer and multi-instrumentalist has included traditional pipe tunes restyled as Appalachian-style hoedowns and waltzes. Tim […]

Beaumont burns London

Beaumont burns London

London: November 6 – Callum Beaumont of Dollar, Scotland took the overall aggregate prize at the 81st annual London Championship yesterday. Beaumont’s success is the second time he has been the overall champion piper at this competition – the first time being in 2019 – and means he will be […]

Glenn Brown wins 2021 Bratach Gorm

Glenn Brown wins 2021 Bratach Gorm

[updated with photograph] London, England – November 5, 2021 – Glenn Brown was awarded the Bràtach Gorm tonight in from of a good-sized audience in the Caledonian Club in Belgravia. It’s the second time Glenn has won this competition and his win means he is the second invitee to next […]

The Nicol-Brown Chalice goes to the winner.

Stuart Marshall retains the 2021 Nicol-Brown

Stuart Marshall, pictured, from Stokesdale, North Carolina was the overall winner at this year’s Nicol-Brown Amateur Invitational Piping Competition. Marshall was also the overall winner in 2020. His win at this year’s Nicol-Brown follows his win in the 2021 CLASP World Solo Amateur Piping Competition, held during Piping Live!. This […]

Andrew Ferguson wins inaugural Lochnell contest

Andrew Ferguson wins inaugural Lochnell contest

Andrew Ferguson of Dollar, Scotland was the overall winner at yesterday’s inaugural Lochnell Intermediate Piping Championship held at Lochnell Castle, Argyll. Andrew won the MSR and the Ceol Mòr in this competiton which pipers aged under 22. The standard of playing heard from all ten pipers was reported to be […]