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Thinking outside the (pipe) box – Christmas gift ideas

Thinking outside the (pipe) box – Christmas gift ideas

Dropping hints to your spouse this Christmas? Scratching your head trying to think of presents for the piper in your life? A wise man – or woman – should heed our advice. With Christmas upon us, bagpipe.news popped into The Bagpipe Shop in McPhater Street in Glasgow’s city centre to see […]

Inveraray's Calum Brown and Ross Miller flank Chris Ross and Ian Duncan of category sponsors, the Gordon Duncan Memorial Trust.

Inveraray: Pipe Band of 2019 at Scots Trad Music Awards

Inveraray & District Pipe Band was named the Scottish Pipe Band of the Year at the 2019 MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards held last night in Aberdeen. The award ceremony has been held annually since 2005 to recognise excellence within Scotland’s thriving musical culture. Approximately 100,000 public votes are […]

All the prizewinners earlier today.

Results: Scots Guards Juniors

The Scots Guards Association Junior Solo Piping Competition took place today at the Army School at Inchdrewer House, Edinburgh. The results were: Under 15Ceòl Mòr – 1. Kyle Cameron; 2. Lewis Maxwell; 3. Fraser Hamilton; 4. Ryan McCreadie.March – 1. Fraser Hamilton; 2. Ryan McCreadie; 3. Curran Stainthorpe; 4. Ewan […]

Survey: 100 year evolution of pipe bands

Survey: 100 year evolution of pipe bands

To support Michael Grey’s 100 Years of Pipe Bands project, bagpipe.news here provides an edited version of his recent survey launch. We encourage all those interested to complete the survey. Bagpipe.news will be the first to publish the outcome and summary. By Michael Grey In listening to a recording of […]

Prize winners from the NPC's 2019 Junior competition.

Entries for 2020 Junior contests / Down Academy fundraiser

Entries are now open for two Junior solo piping and drumming competitions that take place early in 2020. The National Piping Centre’s (NPC) Junior Competition will be held on Saturday, February 15 at the NPC building in MacPhater Street, Glasgow. Entries close on Friday, January 31, 2020. Full details and […]

Members of the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland sitting their PDQB exams last weekend.

Planning for PDQB examinations

The Piping and Drumming Qualifications Board (PDQB) is the certificating body for a range of qualifications offered jointly by The National Piping Centre (NPC), The Army School of Bagpipe Music and Highland Drumming, The Tri Service Cadet Centre, The Piobaireachd Society and The Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association (RSPBA).  The various qualifications require […]

Glenn Brown crossing the Minch in January

Glenn Brown crossing the Minch in January

The Lewis and Harris Piping Society has announced details of its second recitalist in its winter recital programme. Callum Beaumont, the 2019 Bratach Gorm winner, gave a memorable first recital for the society on November 9. Glenn Brown, the Canadian now domiciled in Glasgow and who who won the Piobaireachd […]

Shotts 2019 junior competition results

Shotts 2019 junior competition results

Despite the cold weather, this year’s sixth annual Shotts & Dykehead Caledonia Pipe Band’s annual junior piping and drumming championships saw its highest entry. Organisers report 217 competitors at yesterday’s event which was held as ever at Calderhead High School in the Lanarkshire town of Shotts. The competition receives support […]

Deadline for CPA grading applications approaching

Deadline for CPA grading applications approaching

Pipers wishing to be graded for the 2020 competition season must have their applications sent to the Competing Pipers’ Association (CPA) by this Saturday (November 30). The CPA’s grading committee meets on Sunday to review all applications. A spokesman said: “If members/players are late in applying this could result in […]

New concert for the NYPBoS

New concert for the NYPBoS

The National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland (NYPBoS) today announces its next major concert, which will take place early next year. ‘Decade’ celebrates the 10th year that the current director, Alisdair McLaren has spent with the band. The Australian’s tenure has seen the project grow to become the leading youth […]