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Solo results: Ardrossan and Strathmore

Solo results: Ardrossan and Strathmore

Ardrossan Highland Games took place today (9th) at Ardrossan Memorial Playing Fields in the Ayrshire town. In the Junior solo piping it was another good day for Bobby Allen with two first and a second in the 18 Years & Under category. The teenager from Chryston in North Lanarkshire has […]

Beaumont goes through in SPA’s Knockout, heat 2

Beaumont goes through in SPA’s Knockout, heat 2

Callum Beaumont goes through to the next round of the Scottish Pipers’ Association’s Knockout series. In what was another narrow result in this current series, the Bo’ness piper prevailed over Cameron MacDougall last night at The National Piping Centre Otago Street. Beaumont showed no signs of tiredness after journeying down […]

CLASP results from Army School contest

CLASP results from Army School contest

The results from today’s CLASP competition held at the Army School of Bagpipe Music and Highland Drumming in Edinburgh is as follows: Full results: Grade 3 Piobaireachd – 1. Dorothy Moodie; 2. Stephen McCusker; 3. Hector Thomson.Full Piobaireachd – 1. Joe Moore; 2. Dorothy Moodie; 3. Hector Thomson.2/4 March –1. […]

Glenn Brown wins 2019 Donald MacDonald Cuach

Glenn Brown wins 2019 Donald MacDonald Cuach

Glenn Brown from Glasgow won the annual Donald MacDonald Cuach competition. His rendition of the piobaireachd Sean Chumha a Chlaidheimh (The Old Lament for the Sword) was declared the best of the evening by judge, Colin MacLellan. Fear an Tighe, Dr. Angus MacDonald introduced the pipers and their tunes to […]

Callum Beaumont and Cameron MacDougall will be battling it out on Saturday night at Heat 2 of the SPA's Knockout series.

Diary: CLASP, Lochaber date change … and more

A few items in the bagpipe.news diary for this weekend: • The organisers of the Lochaber Gathering have had to change the date of their competition to Saturday, August 24. Unfortunately, this means that it clashes with that wonderful Aberdeenshire event, the Lonach Highland Gathering. For any piper considering whether […]

Australia introduces Grade 4B

Australia introduces Grade 4B

Australia’s pipe band governing body has introduced Grade 4B to competitions down under. Pipe Bands Australia (PBA) spent a three-year reviewing its grading structures so as to align with those in Scotland and other major pipe band associations. Chris Earl, President of the PBA, said: “The adoption of Grade 4B […]

NPC needs part-time events staff

NPC needs part-time events staff

This in from The National Piping Centre: “The National Piping Centre is looking for part-time events staff. We are a busy venue in Glasgow’s city centre with a fantastic reputation for great customer service and fresh Scottish food. “With a hotel, function venue and restaurant, we are now seeking multi-skilled […]

Wilson’s charity march

Wilson’s charity march

One of Scotland’s leading pipers is undertaking a fundraising charity walk on Sunday, June 16. The National Piping Centre’s Wilson Brown, a Gold Medallist and former member of the Strathclyde Police Pipe Band, is taking part in the March for Men, organised by Prostate Cancer UK. The event is being […]

Virginia piper’s funeral to be private

Virginia piper’s funeral to be private

The family of the American piper who was one of 12 victims in the recent mass shooting in Virginia, USA, wish to have a private funeral. Chris Rapp had moved to Virginia Beach recently with his wife, Bessie, and worked for the council for almost a year. He was a […]

Roddy MacLeod honoured by Glasgow

Roddy MacLeod honoured by Glasgow

Roddy MacLeod MBE has received an honour from the City of Glasgow. At a ceremony held in Glasgow’s City Chambers last Friday (May 31), the Principal of The National Piping Centre and five-time Glenfiddich Champion, received the Lord Provost’s Award “for Services to Performing Arts and Music in the City”. […]