Callum Beaumont of Dollar won the fourth annual Pipe Major Alasdair Gillies Memorial Recital Challenge. Callum won against three other invited top-tier soloists all of whom are from Scotland: Angus MacColl from Benderloch; Stuart Liddell from Inveraray; and Finlay Johnston from Glasgow. The format of the event is simple: each […]
Brodie Watson-Massey from Edinburgh, Scotland won this year’s Pipe Idol competition. The competition was held over four heats at the 2019 Piping Live! Glasgow International Piping Festival in Glasgow with the Grand Final being held at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall this evening. Brodie who competed in the final against […]
ScottishPower Pipe Band – SP+R – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, August 14. ScottishPower Pipe Band took to the stage at exactly 7.35pm last night and for the subsequent three hours – with a 20 minute interval – showed us exactly why this band is considered by many to be future […]
Charles Morris of Los Angeles, California, USA was the overall winner of the Grade 1 CLASP competition. Charles played a modern composition, The Sound of the Sea, composed by Pipe Major John MacKenzie. The tune can be found in the Piobaireachd Society 20th Century Collection. RESULTS: Ceòl Mòr – 1. […]
A new book featuring all of musical legend Pipe Major Donald MacLeod’s pibroch compositions was launched yesterday during Piping Live! The launch took place at Tuesday’s ‘Piobaireachd of the Day’ recital at The National Piping Centre Otago Street, the former College of Piping. This is the first time all of […]
T he photos by John Slavin and Stuart Letford.
Field Marshal Montgomery’s quartet won the International Quartet contest last night. The contest was held over two rounds (an MSR then a Medley) at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. The bands were judged by eight ‘secret’ judges sitting throughout the 400+ audience The other competing bands were, in alphabetical order: […]
The Grade 2 Competition League for Amateur Solo Pipers (CLASP) took place earlier today during the Piping Live! festival in Glasgow, Scotland. The results were: Piobaireachd – 1. Dugald MacLeod; 2. Sultan Al Rawahi; 3. Anne Gallo. 2/4 March – 1. Dugald MacLeod; 2. Anne Gallow; 3. Douglas Hamilton Strathspey […]