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Urquhart overall at Thornton

Urquhart overall at Thornton

A pleasant day today at Thornton Highland Games in Fife saw Darach Urquhart, Glasgow place first in the ceòl mòr and MSR events. RESULTS: Ceòl Mòr – 1. Darach Urquahrt (Old Men of the Shells); 2. Andrew Hall (Earl of Ross’s March); 3. Jordan Ednie; 4. Peter McCallister (End of […]

NPC museum reopens

NPC museum reopens

The National Piping Centre’s museum has reopened after months of refurbishment. The museum, located in the MacPhater Street building, holds 300 years of piping heritage with items laid out in a logical, themed way. Many new items have been added, including some personal items that were previously housed in the […]

Bobby Allen competing at Kenmore Games last night

Kenmore results

Kenmore Games took place yesterday evening amid good weather. As ever, the games take place in village on the eastern shores of Loch Tay, close to the grounds of Taymouth Castle. The piping results were: 14 & Under (2 part March) – 1. Annabel Charlton; 2. Brodie Barrie; 3. Wallace […]

Iain Speirs, last year's winner of the Silver Chanter. Photo: Derek Maxwell/Wm Grant Foundation.

Silver Chanter 2019 line up

The line up for this year’s Silver Chanter competition has been announced. The competition, now under the Piping Live! umbrella will be the 53rd competition and will take place at the National Piping Centre in MacPhater Street on the evening of Saturday, August 10. The invited players, and how they […]

Finlay MacDonald and Roddy MacLeod.

Pipe Up with piping stories for Piping Live!

Piping Live! festival organisers are asking festival-goers to submit their fondest piping memories for a brand new initiative for 2019. From all the memories submitted, a limited edition t-shirt featuring these names and stories of Piping Live!’s past are being produced for this year’s festival. Piping fans can submit their […]

Richard Parkes MBE receiving his honorary doctorate today at Queen's College, Belfast.

Richard Parkes picks up PhD

Richard Parkes MBE received an honourary PhD today at a graduation ceremony at Queen’s University, Belfast. After the ceremony five pipers from Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band surprised him on the lawn outside the building. Parkes, the legendary Pipe Major of Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band since 1981, is the […]

New Ross & District Pipe Band tuning up in the sunny conditions today at Howth.

Results: East of Ireland Championships

The East of Ireland Pipe Band Championships took place today at Howth in County Dublin. It was a warm, sunny day interrupted a couple of times with brief showers. RESULTS: Open Grade – 1. New Ross & District; 2. Cullen Pipe Band.Best drum corps: New Ross & District. Grade 2 […]

The Piping Live! Big Band parading down West George Street in 2017.

Register for 2019 Piping Live! Big Band parade

Bandsmen and women are today invited to take part in the Piping Live! Big Band parade during the festival. The parade has been a feature of the festival for a number of years now and funds raised go to charity. This year, the charity that will benefit from the funds […]

Inveraray: 2019 European champions

Inveraray: 2019 European champions

Inveraray & District won the Grade 1 trophy at the 2019 European Pipe Band Championships, held today at Bught Park in Inverness, Scotland. Weather conditions were warm but wet for most of the day. The rain relented for the march past which lasted 51 minutes … then the heavens briefly […]

Finlay Peden, the only junior entry at Ceres today, playing for judge, Jimmy Banks MBE.

Ceres results

Ceres Highland Games was held today in splendid weather. With there being a major pipe band championship in Inverness, numbers entering for the piping competitions were low. RESULTS SeniorsPiobaireachd – 1. Pipe Major Ben Duncan (Lament for MacSwan of Roaig); 2. Anna Smart (The Blind Piper’s Obstinacy); 3. Christoper McLeish […]