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Piping’s thanks to Lady Dorothea Stewart Murray

Piping’s thanks to Lady Dorothea Stewart Murray

Today is International Women’s Day (IWD), a global day celebrating the “social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.” Marked annually on, this date, IWD is one of the most important days of the year to, among other things, celebrate women’s achievements and to raise awareness about women’s equality. In piping, […]

RSPBANI set to cancel most of band season

RSPBANI set to cancel most of band season

The Northern Ireland branch of the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association (RSPBA) says it is considering cancelling all its pipe band competitions until the end of July. Although covering most of the competition season, this would affect only four competitions including the All-Ireland Championships on July 3. The RSPBANI committee […]

CLASP profile: Dugald Macleod

CLASP profile: Dugald Macleod

The latest member of the Competition League for Amateur Solo Pipers (CLASP) to be profiled is Dugald Macleod. Where are you from and how did you get into piping?I live near Dumfries, Scotland but always have difficulty with the question, “Where are you from?” I was born in Valparaiso, Chile […]

Pipe Major Evan Macrae book / Skye Gathering

Pipe Major Evan Macrae book / Skye Gathering

The memoirs of the late Pipe Major Evan Macrae BEM have been published this week. Over the Chindwin to Lochaber: A Scottish Piper’s Memoir has been produced by Evan’s son, Duncan who lives in Lancashire, England. Bagpipe.News has read the first few chapters and can inform readers that it is […]

Glasgow Police competing at the 2019 European Pipe Band Championships held at Bught Park.

Europeans cancelled; plus more games fall

Unsurprisingly, the European Pipe Band Championships has been cancelled for 2021. The news comes two days after the announcement that the British and the UK Championships were cancelled. The ‘Europeans’ were scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 21 at Bught Park, Inverness, but with uncertainty around COVID-19 restrictions and […]

Emmet Conway marked his debut as Shotts Pipe Major with a decent run.

British Pipe Band Championships cancelled

The 2021 British Pipe Band Championships has been cancelled. The decision to cancel comes less thn one hour after the RSPBA confirmed the cancellation of the UK Pipe Band Championships. The RSPBA has released the following statement: “In line with national guidance from the Scottish Government, and after discussions with […]

UK Pipe Band Championships cancelled

UK Pipe Band Championships cancelled

As expected, the 2021 United Kingdom Pipe Band Championships has been cancelled. The RSPBA has released the following statement: “In response to the current Coronavirus outbreak (CoVid-19), we have made the decision to cancel the 2021 United Kingdom Pipe Band Championships in Lurgan originally scheduled for Saturday 12 June. Our […]

S. A. confirms no pipe band season for 2021

S. A. confirms no pipe band season for 2021

Pipe bands in South Africa have been given certainty that there will be no competition season there this year. The Pipe Bands’ Association of Southern Africa (PBASA) informed its members of this decision yesterday. In a statement, Greg Hurly, PBASA President, said: “Over the last few weeks, there has been […]