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Closkelt Drum Major Erinn McIlwaine and Pipe Major David Chesney.

Closkelt wins Antrim

The results of the Antrim and Newtonabbey Borough Pipe Band Championships which took place today at Antrim Castle Gardens are: Grade 1 (MSR) – 1. Closkelt (G2); 2. Police Service of Northern Ireland; 3. Ravara (G2).Best drum corps: Police Service of Northern Ireland.Judges: Harry Stevenson and Colin Moffett (piping); Ciaran […]

Piping Live! workshop initiative

Piping Live! workshop initiative

An exciting new learning/workshop initiative will be a feature at this year’s Piping Live! Learn@Live! will take place over two days – Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 August at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. It will be two full days of workshops looking at topics and genres across the spectrum […]

Recitals’ family theme

Recitals’ family theme

The recitalists who will play at PipingLive!’s popular recitals this year have been announced. As last year, both of The National Piping Centre’s campuses – at MacPhater Strreet and Otago Street (the former College of Piping) – are being utilised. The Lunchtime Recitals take place at 1.00pm at MacPhater Street […]

Entries to National Mòd

Entries to National Mòd

The 2019 Royal National Mòd returns to Glasgow from October 11-19, with the piping competitions taking place on October 12 in the city’s Royal Concert Hall. Entries can be submitted online at: https://enter.ancomunn.co.uk/. Details about the competitions can be found by downloading the syllabus at: http://www.ancomunn.co.uk/nationalmod/rules The deadline for entries […]

Lee and Maxwell take BC

Lee and Maxwell take BC

In sunny and hot weather, the 2019 British Columbia Highland Games and Scottish Festival was held on June 15 at its new venue of Lafarge Lake Park in Coquitlam, BC., writes Rob MacNeil, President of the BC Pipers’ Association 125 solo players and 14 bands competed. Alastair Lee, Grant Maxwell, […]

P.M. Ben Duncan takes Aberdeen

P.M. Ben Duncan takes Aberdeen

Updated with pipe band results. With many Scottish pipe bands in Northern Ireland competing at the United Kingdom Pipe Band Championships on Saturday, the entry at today’s Aberdeen Highland Games was understandably low. The changeable weather didn’t help matters and contributed to the distractions pipers faced. RESULTS Solo Piping: Ceòl […]

Blair Atholl piping concert

Blair Atholl piping concert

A small village in Perthshire, Scotland will host TWO consecutive piping events at the end of this October. A “grand concert of piping” is planned for Blair Atholl on Friday, October 25. The venue is the small village hall which sits diagonally across from the imposing wall and entrance gates […]

SLoT: 2019 UK Champions

SLoT: 2019 UK Champions

In wet and dull weather conditions today at Lurgan Park in County Armagh, Northern Ireland, St Laurence O’Toole Pipe Band (SLoT) won the 2019 United Kingdom Pipe Band Championships. The Dublin-based band also took the drumming prize. Twelve bands competed in Grade 1. Also of note, all the top prizes […]

2020 May Bank Holiday moved for VE Day anniversary

2020 May Bank Holiday moved for VE Day anniversary

Scotland will follow England and Wales in moving next year’s early May Bank Holiday to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day. The early May Bank Holiday in 2020 will therefore move from Monday, May 4 to Friday, May 8. Bank holidays are a devolved issue in Scotland. A spokesman […]

Kinlochard Gathering entry form

Kinlochard Gathering entry form

The Kinlochard Gathering takes place on Sunday, July 14. This is always an enjoyable community gala day/mini Highland Games held in The Trossachs village of Kinlochard. Pipers assemble at the Forest Hills Hotel in the village and lead a parade to the games field at 11:30. The main event opens […]