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Nicol-Brown invitational date

Nicol-Brown invitational date

The 37th Nicol-Brown invitational solo piping competition for amateurs will be held on Saturday, October 12. The venue is , as usual, the First Reformed Church of Scotia in Scotia, New York. On the night before, a fundraising-concert will take place in Troy Music Hall with proceeds going towards funding […]

New Donald MacLeod book to be published

New Donald MacLeod book to be published

A new publication containing all of Pipe Major Donald MacLeod’s piobaireachd compositions is to be published in time for this year’s Piping Live! festival. In the late 1970s, the legendary piper from the Isle of Lewis published Book 1 of his compositions. Sadly, there was to be no follow up […]

Piping Live! Trade Fair returns for 2019

Piping Live! Trade Fair returns for 2019

The popular Trade Fair that has been a feature of Piping Live! for the last few years is to return for this year. The Trade Fair takes place on Thursday, August 15 from 11:00-19:30 in the Exhibition Hall at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. The traders confirmed as taking part this […]

Danny Hutcheson in the jukebox.

Piping Live’s interactive ‘jukebox’

Glaswegians can today enjoy an interactive ‘Piping Jukebox’, complete with live piper inside. The jukebox sets up stall today from 11:30am until 1:30pm at the corner of Gordon Street and Buchanan Street, the city centre’s busy shopping area. The jukebox will give the public a taste of what to expect […]

Pipe Major Ben Duncan.

Tomintoul; Stonehaven results

TOMINTOUL:Ceòl Mòr – 1. Greig Canning (MacKay’s Banner); 2. Pipe Major Ben Duncan (Lament for MacSwan of Roaig); 3. George Taylor; 4. Callum Brown;Judges: Ian Duncan, Norman Matheson MBE and Duncan Watson. March – 1. Pipe Major Ben Duncan; 2. Callum Brown; 3. Greig Canning; 4. Jeffrey Lawson.Strathspey & Reel – 1. Callum […]

Lochearnhead a real tug-of-war

Lochearnhead a real tug-of-war

There was a good turnout today for the annual Balquhidder, Lochearnhead and Strathyre Highland Games which took place in the Stirlingshire clachan of Lochearnhead. In the light music events 20 pipers competed. Weather conditions were cloudy but dry although the field was soggy underfoot. The results are as follows: RESULTS: […]

Inverness Games results

Inverness Games results

The results from Inverness Highland Games, which took place today at Bught Park in the Scotland’s highland ‘capital’, are as follows. Ceòl Mòr – 1. Sandy Cameron (pictured, right); 2. Archie Drennan; 3. Ursa Beckford; 4. Gordon Barclay; 5. Connor Kellett.Judges: Iain MacFadyen and Archie MacLean. MSR – 1. Archie […]

Bobby Allen’s Uists hat trick

Bobby Allen’s Uists hat trick

Teenager, Bobby Allen from Chryston in North Lanarkshire, Scotland completed a hat trick today by becoming the overall winner at this week’s South Uist Games, the Highlands & Islands Young Piper of the Year (under 18s) on Benbecula and the overall winner at North Uist Games yesterday. The 15-year-old won […]

2019 Young Piper of the Year results

2019 Young Piper of the Year results

The 2019 Highlands and Islands Young Piper of the Year contest took place yesterday at Sgoil Lionacleit on the Isle of Benbecula, Scotland. The event is organised annually by the Uist and Barra Piping Association. It was a good day for Bobby Allen of Chryston in North Lanarkshire – and […]

Scolpaig Tower near Sollas.

Deadline for Sollas composing competition

The deadline is approaching for submissions to be sent in for the composing competition organised by Taigh Sgire Sholais, in association with The National Piping Centre. As reported last month, the competition is for a new March to mark this year’s 170th anniversary of The Battle of Sollas. The deadline […]