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Free online piping recital from Carnegie Mellon Graduate this weekend

Free online piping recital from Carnegie Mellon Graduate this weekend

Sean Patrick Regan is performing a Graduate Recital this coming Sunday, April 24, 2022. The concert is the culmination of his Master of Music Performance (Bagpipe) degree, taught by Andrew Carlisle at Carnegie Mellon University. The event is free to attend in-person or online and tickets should be booked here. […]

New tune competition for The Eagle Pipers’ Piobaireachd

New tune competition for The Eagle Pipers’ Piobaireachd

The Eagle Pipers’ Society is running a piobaireachd composition contest. Tunes should be submitted electronically to the convener who will pass them to the judges, who are all members of The Eagle Pipers’ Society. A recording is also required – not necessarily by the composer (could be done by a […]

Atholl Gathering solo piping entries open

Atholl Gathering solo piping entries open

Entries are now open for this year’s Atholl Gathering solo piping competitions. The entry form can be found here. The competitions are open to those graded A/P, B and C for ceòl mòr by the Competing Pipers’ Association. The Light Music is open. The Atholl Gathering will take place in […]

SPA Professional entries close on Sunday, April 17

SPA Professional entries close on Sunday, April 17

Entries for the Scottish Pipers’ Association Professional Contest close this coming Sunday afternoon, April 17. SPA President, Logan Tannock, would like to encourage any Premier/A Grade pipers who are thinking about entering to do so. The competition will be held in person on April 30 at both National Piping Centre […]

Book now for the Emmett Conway workshop at the Spring Adult Gathering

Book now for the Emmett Conway workshop at the Spring Adult Gathering

Pipe Major Emmett Conway of Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia Pipe Band, is presenting a special guest workshop at The National Piping Centre’s Spring Adult Gathering, April 25-28. Emmett’s workshop is in addition to the world class teaching line up of Wilson Brown, Connor Sinclair, Ailis Sutherland, Dr Andrew Bova, Dan […]

Play on Buchanan Street at Piping Live! 2022

Play on Buchanan Street at Piping Live! 2022

Pipe Bands on Buchanan Street are back for 2022, and Piping Live! is now taking applications. Until 2019, Piping Live! had a packed schedule of pipe bands from across the world performing on Buchanan Street as part of the festival programme, and for 2022 they are bringing it back. Bands […]

The Piobaireachd Society set tunes for 2023

The Piobaireachd Society set tunes for 2023

The Piobaireachd Society recommends the following for competitions in 2023: A. SENIOR COMPETITIONS A new approach to setting tunes for the senior competitions is recommended for a trial period of five years.   The aim is to give competitors a wider choice of tunes while still ensuring exposure for the appropriate […]

Lowland & Border Pipers’ Society results

Lowland & Border Pipers’ Society results

The annual competition organised by the Lowland & Border Pipers’ Society (LBPS) took place yesterday, April 9 2022, in the historic Burgh Halls in the West Lothian town of Linlithgow. It was the first full in-person contest the LBPS had held since 2019 and it was open to members and […]

Virginia Military Institute opportunity for Pipe Band Director

Virginia Military Institute opportunity for Pipe Band Director

The Virginia Military Institute Music Department invites applications for a full-time Pipe Band Director and instructor beginning August 2022. The successful candidate will lead the VMI Pipes and Drums, an element of the VMI Regimental Band. Established in 1997, the VMI Pipes and Drums has grown to be the largest […]

National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland launches composing project

National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland launches composing project

Now in its second year of the programme, Emerging Composers: 20 Years Young is a fantastic paid opportunity to write for Scotland’s only concert pipe band. The NYPBS is calling for emerging composers aged 18-25 (or up to 30 if you identify as disabled) from both inside and out of the […]