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CLASP profile: Maureen Moore

CLASP profile: Maureen Moore

Where are you from and how did you get into piping?    I grew up in Maryland and West Virginia. I currently live in western Pennsylvania. Two men from Garrett County, Maryland named Fred Thayer and Reverend John Alexander Grant introduced me to the pipes. What’s your most memorable performance you’ve taken part […]

The history of the ‘Uist & Barra’

The history of the ‘Uist & Barra’

The solo piping competition organised by the Glasgow Uist and Barra Association normally kicks off the solo piping year. The 2020 competition was the 75th year of the contest. The competition didn’t take place in 2021 and it’s too early to say whether it will return in 2022. In the […]

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

It is Christmas morning here in Scotland. Everyone connected with Bagpipe.news and the National Piping Centre would like to wish you a Merry Christmas. We hope Santa has been good to you – but if he hasn’t been yet then we hope you’re about to get everything you wished for. […]

A fundraising evening for the Eilidh MacLeod Memorial Trust will take place on friday at The National Piping Centre in McPhater Street, Glasgow.

Seasons greetings

It’s Christmas Eve. On behalf of everyone at the National Piping Centre, we extend to all readers, contributors and advertisers our compliments of the season. Tomorrow, like Donald Drone here, our pipes will remain in the box for one day … but just the one day, mind.

Seattle’s new collection aimed at duets

Seattle’s new collection aimed at duets

An interesting collection of pipe tunes specifically set for duets of smallpipes and Border pipes has just been published. Airs for Piping Pairs has just been published by Matt Seattle, the well known Border piper from Hawick, Scotland. The book is pubilshed under his Dragonfly Music imprint. Matt is well […]

Eilidh’s Trust helps youth music groups bounce back from pandemic

Eilidh’s Trust helps youth music groups bounce back from pandemic

Youth music groups across Scotland have been awarded funding to support their safe return to teaching by the charity set up in memory of Manchester Arena victim, Eilidh MacLeod. Eight groups have been awarded financial support in recent weeks, specifically to help them return safely to in-person tuition, group lessons, […]