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John Dew collection / Megan leads the way

John Dew collection / Megan leads the way

John Dew, one of our leading piping talents, has produced his debut collection of pipe music. The book, titled simply Pipe Tunes, contains over 80 new compositions entirely from the Crieff-born piper’s pen. The book is available at £19.50 but this will increase to £22.00 on December 14. There will […]

Stories of the Tunes: Delvinside

Stories of the Tunes: Delvinside

Delvinside, according to Keith Norman MacDonald (1835-1913), is one of our finest strathspeys and also one of our older ones. It is idle to speculate as to who composed it at this time of day as it has been for so long printed anonymously. The locality of the tune has […]

Prizewinners from the 2020 competition.

Entries now open to NPC Junior Competition

Entries are now open to the 2021 annual junior competition organised by the National Piping Centre. The competition is open to all pipers and chanter players aged under 18 years of age. This will the 25th year of the competition and more categories will feature this time, including a new […]

SPSL C Grade and Open Amateur results

SPSL C Grade and Open Amateur results

UPDATED WITH THE TUNES PLAYED – The results from the recent online competition organised by the Scottish Piping Society of London (SPSL) are as follows: C GradeCeòl Mòr – 1. Luke Kennedy (Lady MacDonalds’ Lament); 2. Scott Armstrong (I Got a Kiss of the King’s Hand); 3. Andrew McPhee (Isabel MacKay); […]

Alistair’s tune for the Forgotten Men / Fred’s book

Alistair’s tune for the Forgotten Men / Fred’s book

Pipe Major Alistair Duthie, formerly of The Black Watch, has composed a tune in memory of the 14th Army, the multi-national force that comprised units from the Commonwealth countries of Great Britain during the Second World War. The 14th Army – dubbed the Forgotten Army because its operations in the […]

Amazon account holders can nominate the NPC as their charity

Amazon account holders can nominate the NPC as their charity

The National Piping Centre (NPC) has partnered online shopping giant, Amazon in a new fundraising initiative. AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on amazon.co.uk. The difference is that when customers shop through […]

John Dew plays Roddy’s lament for young Alex

John Dew plays Roddy’s lament for young Alex

John Dew’s Glenfiddich performance of Roddy S. MacDonald’s Lament for Alex Duncan can now be appreciated on demand. John, a recent graduate from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s BMus (Traditional Music – Piping) Degree course, played Roddy’s tune at this year’s online Glenfiddich held behind closed doors in the Ballroom […]