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Pipe Idol 2019 contestants announced

Pipe Idol 2019 contestants announced

The 16 pipers aged 21 and younger who will compete at Piping Live! in August for the title of Pipe Idol 2019 have been announced. There are four rounds, each with four pipers, held at 15:30 on Monday-Thursday of the festival. Contestants are required to play an MSR, a Hornpipe […]

Clunie appointed City of Edinburgh PM

Clunie appointed City of Edinburgh PM

After a hiatus of a two seasons as a result of the departure of its Pipe Major, Lachie Dick, the City of Edinburgh Pipe Band has announced a new Pipe Major ad Leading Drummer. David Clunie and Simon Grant take over immediately at the capital from the Grade 2 Denny […]

Gill Cairns competing at Inveraray in 2016.

Draw for CLASP contests

The draw has been made for The National Piping Centre’s CLASP competitions at next month’s Scottish highland games. The games are Luss, Balloch, Rosneath and Inveraray: LUSS – Saturday, July 6.Piobaireachd (commences at 10.30am but check with steward on the day)Grade 3 – 1. Hector Thomson; 2. Megan Kenney; 3. […]

Celtic connections on an Atlantic corridor

Celtic connections on an Atlantic corridor

By Hugh Cheape • From the February 2015 Piping Times In 1994, a mid-winter festival was launched in Glasgow under the banner of ‘Celtic Connections’. It was a piece of genius to fill that gloomy episode between Hogmanay and Burns’ Night with a music festival and the event has gone […]

Owen Nash, 1940-2019

Owen Nash, 1940-2019

We are sorry to report the passing last night of Owen Nash. Owen was a very well known figure in piping, particularly in Manchester and the wider north of England. He died at home where he was receiving 24-hour palliative care following six months of ill health and admittance to […]

Boghall & Bathgate's Grade 1 band having a practice at Otago Street in august 2017.

Worlds: free band practice facilities

Would your pipe band benefit from having some practice facilities in Glasgow in the run up to the World Pipe Band Championships? The National Piping Centre Otago Street is offering bands free space at the premises each day from Monday 12 to Friday 16 on a first come, first served […]

Draw for the Scottish

Draw for the Scottish

The draw and times for the Scottish Pipe Band Championships, the last ‘major’ before the Worlds are: Grade 1 – 1. 14:45 Inveraray and District; 2. 14:55 Johnstone; 3. 15:05 Pipes and Drums of the Police Service of Northern Ireland; 4. 15:15 Police Scotland Fife; 5. 15:25 Scottish Power; 6. […]

Beinn An Turic Kintyre Pipe Band competing yesterday at Helensburgh.

Helensburgh results

Helensburgh pipe band competition took place yesterday (23rd) amid dull but warm conditions. The results were: Grade 1 – 1. Johnstone Pipe Band. Grade 2 – 1. Uddingston Strathclyde (G2); 2. Johnstone Pipe Band (G3); 3. Beinn An Turic Kintyre Pipe Band. Grade 3 – 1. Johnstone Pipe Band (G3); […]

Massed bands at today's Edinburgh Pipe Band Championships.

Boghall wins Edinburgh

The results from today’s pipe band competition held in good weather conditions in Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh, in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle, are: Grade 1 – 1. Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia; 2. The Glasgow Skye Association; 3. Portlethen & District. Grade 2 – 1. George Watson’s College, Juvenile; 2. […]

Power wins Lochore

Power wins Lochore

Conditions yesterday at Lochore in Fife were sunny but windy, which made tuning difficult. The results were: Grade 1 – 1. Scottish Power; 2. Glasgow Police. Grade 2 – 1. The Highlanders (4 SCOTS); 2. MacKenzie Caledonian; 3. Arbroath, A; 4. Mesa Caledonian, USA;. Grade 3 – 1. MacKenzie Caledonian; […]