Competition Results

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’ […]

Liam Nicolson receives his prize pipe (sponsored by McCallum Bagpipes) from National Piping Principal Brett Tidswell.

R. U. Brown Piobaireachd Society competition

Brett Tidswell has sent the results from this year’s Australian Solo Piping Championships organised by the R. U. Brown Piobaireachd Society. The contest was held at the weekend at Scotch College, Adelaide, South Australia. The R. U. Brown Piobaireachd Society of South Australia was formed in memory of the legendary […]

Kingdom belongs to Allen; Lawrie

Kingdom belongs to Allen; Lawrie

Bobby Allen from North Lanarkshire maintained his excellent competitive form by winning the Under 18 piping competition at Kingdom Thistle at Lochgelly High School. Last weekend, the 14-year-old, who recently joined Shotts & Dykehead Caledonia, swept the boards at Kintyre Piping Society’s Junior competition. It was also a good day […]

Success for Urquhart at SPA Professionals

Success for Urquhart at SPA Professionals

The Scottish Pipers’ Association’s (SPA) annual competition for professional pipers took place today. A good entry competed in the various grades across The National Piping Centre’s two campuses in Glasgow. The A Grade competitions took place at Otago Street while the B and C Grade competitions took place at McPhater […]