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The prizewinners from Strathmore today.

Strathmore Juniors – results

The 36th annual Strathmore Junior Piping Competition took place today at Webster’s High School in Kirriemuir, Angus, Scotland. Results: INTERMEDIATE 18 years and Under – 1. Lachlan Rennie, Broughty Ferry; 2. John-William Brown, Murthly; 3. Kayleigh Paley, Dundee; 4. Cailem Townsley, Luncarty; 5. Kieran Fotheringham, Brechin. 6/8 MARCH Under 15 […]

MacDonald and McKeown for FMM

MacDonald and McKeown for FMM

Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band (FMM) has confirmed that Sean McKeown and Ian K. MacDonald will be competing with them this season. Sean and Ian have both served as Pipe Major and Pipe Sergeant of the Grade 1 Toronto Police Pipe Band as well as being leading solo pipers. Toronto […]

Capt. John MacLellan recitalists; tickets

Capt. John MacLellan recitalists; tickets

The 2019 Captain John A. MacLellan MBE Memorial Dinner recital competition will be held once again at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Edinburgh. The date is Saturday, August 24. Tickets will be available from June 1 but can be pre-ordered now from Tina Anderson at captainjohnmd@gmail.com The four leading pipers […]

The Flame Lily contest, South Africa – report

The Flame Lily contest, South Africa – report

Ken Mustard of the KwaZulu Natal Piping & Drumming Society reports on the recent Flame Lily contest held at Queensburgh, South Africa: The province of KwaZulu Natal (KZN) is one of South Africa’s smaller provinces in terms of piping. It therefore has comparatively few pipe band contests compared to the […]

Somme movie appeal gathering momentum

Somme movie appeal gathering momentum

The producers of a short film about Scots-born piper, James C. Richardson VC, say they have reached almost a third of their fundraising target. Donations have come so far from supporters from 10 countries. The film, Sound of the Somme, is about James Cleland Richardson VC, the 20-year-old Canadian Army […]

Elgin Pipe Band. Photos courtesy of Piping Hot Photos.

RSPBA North of Scotland Branch results

The results of yesterday’s branch competition which took place at Gordon Schools, Huntly, Aberdeenshire are: Grade 1 – 1. Buchan Peterson (ensemble preference); 2. Portlethen & District (pictured, right). Grade 2 – 1. Buchan Peterson; 2. Portlethen & District. Grade 3 – 1. Turriff & District; 2. Elgin & District; 3. […]

Hector’s missing tune found

Hector’s missing tune found

On this day – April 21 – in 1949, Hector MacLean (pictured, right) won a composing competition sponsored by the Knightswood Highlanders of Glasgow Association. Forty entries were received, all apparently of a high standard. Hector’s winning entry was called The Knightswood Highlanders. The tunes that were placed second and […]

FMM pipers dominate Ulster Solos

FMM pipers dominate Ulster Solos

The 2019 Ulster Solo took place today at Lisnagarvey High School in Lisburn, County Antrim. Members of Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band dominated the prizes. The contest also saw Stephen Creighton, Chris McNicholl, Gareth McLees and William Glenholmes all qualify for the World Drumming Solos semi final. Results: PipingSeniorsCeòl Mòr […]

Zephan Knichel wins Silver Medal qualifier

Zephan Knichel wins Silver Medal qualifier

Zephan Knichel of Surrey, British Columbia won the Competing Pipers Association (CPA) B Grade Piobaireachd event at the British Columbia Pipers’ Association Annual Gathering yesterday. The competition is a qualifier for next year’s Silver Medal competition at the Argyllshire Gathering and Northern Meeting. Results: CPA B Grade Piobaireachd Silver Medal […]

Applications invited for Piobaireachd Society bursary

The Piobaireachd Society is once again offering a bursary to young pipers to receive a week of tuition at The National Piping Centre in Glasgow. Candidates should be aged 14 or over and under 18, and preference will be given to those who live outwith Scotland’s Central Belt. The purpose […]