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Argyllshire Gathering order of play

Argyllshire Gathering order of play

The full draw for next month’s Argyllshire Gathering are as follows: Gold Medal – 1. Andrew Carlisle; 2. Nick Hudson; 3. Gordon McCready; 4. Alasdair Henderson; 5. Darach Urquhart; 6. Duncan MacGillivray; 7. Sean McKeown; 8. Sandy Cameron; 9. Jonathan Greenlees; 10. Gordon Bruce; 11 Andrew Donlan; 12, Derek Midgley; […]

What’s good for the goose …

What’s good for the goose …

A new ‘Goose’ competition is to be trialled at this year’s Festival of Juvenile Solo Piping Competition in Ayrshire on October 19. It is to be an Open event for players under the age of 16 who are in their first year of playing the pipes and have not yet […]

Scotch College, Melbourne, Australila.

Teacher of Bagpipes vacancy down under

Pipers are being invited to apply for the role of Teacher of Bagpipes at Scotch College in Victoria state, Australia. The school is located in a suburb of Melbourne. The current postholder, Kyle Warren, the 2010 BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Of The Year, is returning to Scotland we […]

Worlds: RSPBA confirms new G1 format

Worlds: RSPBA confirms new G1 format

RSPBA Chairman, John Hughes (pictured, right) last night announced that the Grade 1 contest at this year’s World Pipe Band Championships will, as expected, comprise of four performances from each band spread over the Friday and Saturday. 15 bands have entered for the Grade 1 contest this year. Mr Hughes […]

Massed bands at Forres last Saturday.

Results from Forres

Forres Games took place on Saturday (6th) at Grant Park in the Moray town, the much praised venue for the European Pipe Band Championships from 2016-2018. By all accounts, weather conditions were sunny and warm and conducive to good piping. RESULTS: Ceòl Mòr – 1. Calum Brown (The King’s Taxes); […]

Royal Burgh of Annan Pipe Band.

Royal Burgh wins Annan

A pleasant day at Annan Games on Saturday saw its local band lift the Grade 2 trophy. RESULTS: Grade 2 – 1. Royal Burgh of Annan; 2. City of Newcastle; 3. Milngavie; 4. Ayr Pipe Band Society; 5. Manchester Phoenix. Grade 3 – 1. Ramage City of Newcastle; 2. Milngavie […]

Luss results

Luss results

CLASP – Competition League for Solo Amateur PipersCeòl MòrGrade 1 – Bianca Kail; 2. James Murray; 3. Stewart Gaudin; 4. Robert Wilson; 5. Janette Greenwood.Grade 2 – 1. Stewart Allan; 2. Dagmar Pesta; 3. Ian Kirkwood.Grade 3 – 1. Hector Thomson; 2. Dorothy Moodie; 3. Megan Kenny. March; Strathspey & […]

FMM today at the All Ireland.

SLoT wins the 2019 All Ireland

St Laurence O’Toole Pipe Band (SLoT) won the All Ireland Pipe Band Championships at Ballymena Academy Playing Fields in the County Antrim town. The Dublin-based band won both the MSR and Medley categories. The contest took place in sunny and warm conditions. The venue for the competition alternates each year […]

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 […]