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Lorne MacDougall and Iain MacInnes discuss the CC23 pipe band concert

Lorne MacDougall and Iain MacInnes discuss the CC23 pipe band concert

The preparations for the annual piping concert on February 4 are really cranking up with the various strands of musicians coming together in rehearsals. In the two youtube videos below, Lorne MacDougall and Iain MacInnes discuss the tribute to Pipe Major Ian Duncan, the significance of the Names and Places […]

Winter Storm concert free to view on Facebook

Winter Storm concert free to view on Facebook

The Winter Storm weekend came to a conclusion on Saturday, January 14, with a spectacular concert line-up of top class piping and drumming performers. The concert programme lists them as: Alastair Lee; Roddy MacLeod; Callum Beaumont; Dollar Academy Pipe Band; Craig Muirhead; Matt MacIsaac; Stephen Creighton; Jake Jørgensen; Reid Maxwell; […]

See Treacherous Orchestra at CC23 on Saturday, January 21

See Treacherous Orchestra at CC23 on Saturday, January 21

The piping and music of Ross Ainslie and Ali Hutton needs no introduction as they have been around the Scottish music scene in multiple musical collaborations for well over a decade. Their Highland pipes and whistles are a big part of the Treacherous Orchestra powerhouse – a supergroup of musicians […]

See Project Smok at CC23 on Friday, January 20

See Project Smok at CC23 on Friday, January 20

Project Smok are a trio who push the boundaries of traditional music, and are led by the pipes and whistles of the 2020 BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year, Ali Levack. The other two members are Ewan Baird on bodhran and Pablo Lafuente on guitars. Since their formation in […]

Results from the first in-person CLASP for 2023

Results from the first in-person CLASP for 2023

The first CLASP in-person competition of the year took place today, January 14, at The National Piping Centre’s Otago Street venue in Glasgow’s west end. The full results were as follows: Overall Winners Grade 1 – Eddie BolandGrade 2 – Jamie GallagherGrade 3 – Grant Walker Grade 1  Piobaireachd  March […]

Solo piping and drumming results from Winter Storm 2023

Solo piping and drumming results from Winter Storm 2023

The Midwest Highland Arts Fund Winter Storm competitions came to a conclusion yesterday, Friday 13, and the results ceremony was live streamed on Facebook at 2.30am (GMT). The awards ceremony and piping and drumming competitions can watched again on The Piper’s Dojo facebook page here. You can find out more […]

Sign up now to save Pipeline on Radio Scotland!

Sign up now to save Pipeline on Radio Scotland!

Simon McKerrell and Finlay MacDonald today enlisted well-known pipers, and asked the wider piping community, to put their names to a petition in a bid to save BBC Radio Scotland’s Pipeline programme. The petition has been posted this evening, Friday 13, on change.org, and has been shared on various media […]

Trad session tuition in the Pipers’ Tryst during Celtic Connections

Trad session tuition in the Pipers’ Tryst during Celtic Connections

Traditional music sessions are enticing, and the interplay of the musicians and instruments may seem random to an onlooker. However, there is often an unseen session etiquette that needs to observed sensitively by a beginner. And many sessions will have a repertoire of tunes that are particular to a venue […]

Semi-finals of the KO at the Scots Guards Club

Semi-finals of the KO at the Scots Guards Club

John Dew and Calum Brown will compete in the first semi-final of the Scots Guards Club Knockout competition on Sunday, January 29, with a 4pm start. The second semi-final will be held on Sunday, February 19, 4pm, and will be contested by Brìghde Chaimbeul and Angus McColl Jnr. All competitor […]