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The road to a Summerblast!

The road to a Summerblast!

The Piper’s and Pipe Band Society of Ontario have released a tantalising movie to promote their week-long online summer school. More details can be found on the Summerblast! website here.

Inagural CPA Bronze Medal competition announced

Inagural CPA Bronze Medal competition announced

The Competing Pipers’ Association is delighted to announce the creation of the brand new in 2022, inaugural Bronze Medal Piobaireachd contest. The event will be held on Sunday, August 28 at The National Piping Centre, McPhater Street. With the blessing of the Northern Meeting and Argyllshire Gathering, and generous funding […]

Highland Reeds introduces virus-beating product

Highland Reeds introduces virus-beating product

Bruce Hitchings MBE BEM, has introduced a product aimed at pipers concerned about viral transmission, available from his Scotland and Arizona-based bagpipe company, Highland Reeds. The product is a strip of fine Merino wool that absorbs the piper’s warm breath and kills all viruses including coronavirus. There are no chemicals […]

Stuart Liddell recital in Braemar this week

Stuart Liddell recital in Braemar this week

An evening of pipe music performed by three times Glenfiddich Piping Champion will be held this Saturday, March 26, at the Braemar Highland Games Centre.  Stuart Liddell founder and Pipe Major of the Inverary & District Pipe Band is one of the world’s most gifted and exciting pipers, and is […]

Ross Ainslie, a fast car and bagpipes in the Highlands

Ross Ainslie, a fast car and bagpipes in the Highlands

National Piping Centre tutor, Ross Ainslie, and his music star alongside a custom-built classic car from Scottish Racing Team, Ecurie Ecosse. The promotional video is for their limited edition LM-C, and if you have deep pockets and would like to place an order for one of the five limited edition […]

Stonehaven’s drums go to school on Harris

Stonehaven’s drums go to school on Harris

Youngsters on the Isle of Harris are marching to musical success thanks to a donation of a full set of pipe band drums from the North East’s Stonehaven Pipe Band. Stonehaven Pipe Band recently took the difficult decision to disband, but their drums won’t stay silent for long following the […]

TNPC Spring Adult Gathering April 25-28

TNPC Spring Adult Gathering April 25-28

The National Piping Centre announce the teachers for the Spring Adult Gathering! Join them for one-to-one lessons, workshops, masterclasses, group lessons and more from a world class teaching line up of – Wilson Brown, Connor Sinclair, Ailis Sutherland, Dr Andrew Bova, Dan Nevans and Danny Hutcheson. There are two timezones, […]

One week to go, get your tickets now!

One week to go, get your tickets now!

The Closkelt 2022 concert takes place on Saturday, March 26 at the 400-seat Market Place Theatre in Armagh City, Northern Ireland. The concert will be Closkelt Pipe Band’s first public performance since promotion to Grade 1 in winter 2019. It’s also the first performance with a new back line lead […]

Cullen Pipe Band parading past St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York, March 17, 2001

O’Donnell’s March and The Eagle’s Whistle

To celebrate St Patrick’s Day we are sharing a couple of traditional Irish tunes courtesy of Con Houlihan. Con is the Pipe Major of the Cullen Pipe Band from the Sliabh Luachra area of County Cork. He is also a Grade 1 CLASP competitor and is the father of Silver […]

PPBSO Diamond Anniversary 4/4 movie blockbuster!

PPBSO Diamond Anniversary 4/4 movie blockbuster!

It may not win a Golden Globe, but we thought the promo movie was very creative and a lot of fun and wanted to share it with you. The PPBSO President, Michael Grey, was happy to share the sheet music with the bagpipe.news readers in the hope of encouraging more […]