Competition Results

St. Joseph's Pipe Band.

Leinster Championships – results

Ireland’s Leinster Pipe Band Championships took place at Swords Castle on Saturday, May 4, writes our Ireland and Northern Ireland correspondent. The competition, run by the Leinster branch of the Irish Pipe Band Association, was a great success and took place amid beautiful weather. Our chieftain for the day was […]

South Coast Highland Gathering, South Africa

South Coast Highland Gathering, South Africa

The South Coast Highland Gathering took place the weekend before last in Hutchison Park, Amanzimtoti (Toti), KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, writes Ken Mustard of the Durban Regiment Pipe Band. There had been a lot of concern about this year’s event because of the the unusually large amount of rain that […]

Heat 1 of SPA’s Knockout goes to Liddell

Heat 1 of SPA’s Knockout goes to Liddell

Stuart Liddell won the first heat of the Scottish Pipers’ Association’s Knockout series for the Piping Times Trophy. Stuart, from Inveraray, narrowly defeated Gordon McCready of Renfrew tonight at The National Piping Centre Otago Street, formerly the College of Piping. Stuart is the current holder of the trophy which was […]

Duncan and Muir triumph at Oban

Duncan and Muir triumph at Oban

(Updated with full results) It was a good day for Argyll lass Sarah Muir at this year’s Highland & Islands Music & Dance Festival which was held today at Oban High School in sunny Oban, Scotland. Sarah was placed first in the A Grade Piobaireachd and third in the A […]

The prizewinners from Strathmore today.

Strathmore Juniors – results

The 36th annual Strathmore Junior Piping Competition took place today at Webster’s High School in Kirriemuir, Angus, Scotland. Results: INTERMEDIATE 18 years and Under – 1. Lachlan Rennie, Broughty Ferry; 2. John-William Brown, Murthly; 3. Kayleigh Paley, Dundee; 4. Cailem Townsley, Luncarty; 5. Kieran Fotheringham, Brechin. 6/8 MARCH Under 15 […]

The Flame Lily contest, South Africa – report

The Flame Lily contest, South Africa – report

Ken Mustard of the KwaZulu Natal Piping & Drumming Society reports on the recent Flame Lily contest held at Queensburgh, South Africa: The province of KwaZulu Natal (KZN) is one of South Africa’s smaller provinces in terms of piping. It therefore has comparatively few pipe band contests compared to the […]

Elgin Pipe Band. Photos courtesy of Piping Hot Photos.

RSPBA North of Scotland Branch results

The results of yesterday’s branch competition which took place at Gordon Schools, Huntly, Aberdeenshire are: Grade 1 – 1. Buchan Peterson (ensemble preference); 2. Portlethen & District (pictured, right). Grade 2 – 1. Buchan Peterson; 2. Portlethen & District. Grade 3 – 1. Turriff & District; 2. Elgin & District; 3. […]

FMM pipers dominate Ulster Solos

FMM pipers dominate Ulster Solos

The 2019 Ulster Solo took place today at Lisnagarvey High School in Lisburn, County Antrim. Members of Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band dominated the prizes. The contest also saw Stephen Creighton, Chris McNicholl, Gareth McLees and William Glenholmes all qualify for the World Drumming Solos semi final. Results: PipingSeniorsCeòl Mòr […]

Toronto Indoor Games results

Toronto Indoor Games results

Hundreds of people turned up to take in the annual Easter weekend tradition of the Toronto Indoor Games, held at Moss Park Armouries in the heart of the city’s centre. A full roster of amateur and professional solos were staged in the morning and bands were scheduled for the afternoon. […]

L-R: Allan MacKenzie (PPBSO Ottawa branch President); Andrea Boyd; Jacob Dicker; Matt MacIsaac; Michael Grey;  Ron Graham (Branch Vice President).

MacIsaac wins Glengarry Cup

Matt MacIsaac, a native of Cape Breton who now lives in Ontario, won this year’s Glengarry Cup before a large crowd at the Royal Canadian Air Force Officers’ Mess in downtown Ottawa, Ontario. The Glengarry Cup is an invitational own-choice MSR contest run by the Ottawa branch of the Pipers’ […]