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Piping Tutor post available in Larkhall

Piping Tutor post available in Larkhall

An exciting opportunity for a piping tutor to join a progressive, energetic, evolving team working with Larkhall Youth Pipes and Drums in South Lanarkshire. We are seeking a Piping Tutor to deliver lessons to pupils of Larkhall and the surrounding area throughout term time. This is a role will be […]

See St Laurence O’Toole concert in Aberdeen on April 27th

See St Laurence O’Toole concert in Aberdeen on April 27th

Bucksburn and District Pipe Band are hosting St Laurence O’Toole in concert at Aberdeen Music Hall on Saturday, April 27. Tickets are available from: https://www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/whats-on/pipe-band-concerts-slot-inspired-2024/ SLOT Pipe Major Alen Tully spoke about the importance of the concert in their preparation for the 2024 season: “The energy within the band is […]

American Pipe Band Championship this Saturday in Virginia

American Pipe Band Championship this Saturday in Virginia

The Virginia International Tattoo American Pipe Band Championship will return to Scope Plaza on Saturday, April 20, 2024. So far, eight bands from six states are registered to compete. Grade Two:City of Chicago Pipe Band, Chicago, IllinoisGreat Lakes Pipe Band, Cleveland, OhioMacMillan Pipe Band, Rockville, MarylandUlster Scottish Pipe Band, Warminster, […]

Pitlochry Highland Games entries now open for 2024

Pitlochry Highland Games entries now open for 2024

Pitlochry Highland Games had a very successful Piobaireachd Competition last year, sponsored by the Piobaireachd Society who will be providing sponsorship again this year with a maximum of 20 competitors. The Games take place on Saturday, September 14, 2024 at the Recreation Ground, Ferry Road, PH16 5DZ. Gates open 0930 […]

Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, GBR - 10 March:  The Scottish Schools Pipe Band Championships 2024 took place on Sunday 10 March 2024 in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire.
Photo: David Gordon for EAC

Entries open for Scottish Schools Pipes and Trad Music Fest! 2024

If you’re a pipe band, ceilidh group or trad music band looking for more opportunities to perform in public, then this is an opportunity for you. The Scottish Schools Pipes and Drums Trust have announced the brand new Scottish Schools Pipes and Trad Music Fest. It is taking place outdoors […]

The Castle Pipers achieve top marks in Scottish Bagpipe Qualifications

The Castle Pipers achieve top marks in Scottish Bagpipe Qualifications

Germany’s Castle Pipers have reached a significant milestone in their piping journey, with ten members of their pipe band recently achieving top marks in their SCQF Grade 2 and 4 Scottish Bagpipes examinations thanks to an innovative collaboration with Strathallan School. Under the expert tutelage of Strathallan School Pipe Major […]

Draw released for the UK Pipe Band Championship in Bangor

Draw released for the UK Pipe Band Championship in Bangor

The UK Pipe Band Championship takes place at Ward Park Arras on May 18, 2024 in Bangor, Northern Ireland.  The announcement of this major on February 12, alongside the British Championships in Forres, was very welcome news and re-established five major pipe band championships in the 2024 calendar. The RSPBA […]

PPBSO announce the creation of the Ontario Youth Pipe Band

PPBSO announce the creation of the Ontario Youth Pipe Band

The Pipers and Pipe Band Society of Ontario have announced the creation of The Ontario Youth Pipe Band. The OYPB is a celebration of young players, and will connect pipers and drummers (ages 25 years or younger) who live, perform and/or compete in the province of Ontario.   The inaugural […]