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Liddell wins the 2019 Masters

Liddell wins the 2019 Masters

Stuart Liddell from Inveraray, Scotland won the Masters Solo Piping Competition yesterday. The competition is the second major event of the festival, the first being the Silver Chanter which was held on Saturday night and which was won by Jack Lee, Canada. Liddell, was the overall winner with a first […]

Great bellows piping from Enora Morrice of Breton/Swedish duo, Naora.

Piping Live! Day 1 photo feature

Piping Live! 2019 kicked off yesterday with great weather although rain fell by the afternoon. Each day we’ll publish several of our favourite photos from the festival. Here is a select series of exclusive photographs from the first day. The photos were taken by John Slavin (Piping Today) and Stuart […]

CLASP: Grade 3 results

CLASP: Grade 3 results

Arnold Edwards was the overall winner of the Grade 3 Competition League for Amateur Solo Pipers (CLASP) that was held today at The Convent Chapel, which is part of St Aloysius College in Glasgow. RESULTS: Full Piobaireachd – 1. Arnold Edwards; 2. Ali Abdul Salam; 3. Stephen Ross Pack. Piobaireachd […]

Lord Provost Eva Bolander joins the Piping Live! Big Band for a tune on George Square today.

Glasgow’s Lord Provost welcomes piping world

The 16th year of Piping Live! Glasgow International Piping Festival kicked off today with a welcome from Eva Bolander, Glasgow’s Lord Provost (the civic head of the local council) and Chieftain of the festival. The Swedish-born politician welcomed the piping and pipe band world to the city – and joined […]

Anna Kummerlöw. Photo: S. Krieg.

Nethybridge results

The results from the solo piping competitions at yesterday’s highland games at Nethybridge in Scotland’s Cairngorm National Park are: Ceòl Mòr – 1. Anna Kummerlöw (Too Long in this Condition); 2. James Feeney (The Battle of Waternish); 3. Gordon Barclay (Maol Donn); 4. Zephan Knickel, (MacKay’s Banner); 5. Angus MacPhee […]

Jack Lee, winner of the 2019 Silver Chanter.

Jack Lee wins 2019 Silver Chanter

Jack Lee of British Columbia, Canada was the winner of the 2019 Silver Chanter, the annual invitational piobaireachd competition established in 1967 by Seumas MacNeill, John MacFadyen and Dame Flora MacLeod of MacLeod to honour tunes composed by or associated with the MacCrimmon dynasty of pipers. The contest, the 53rd, […]

Boghall takes North Berwick G1

Boghall takes North Berwick G1

Updated with the full results: Scotland’s Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia won the Grade 1 competition at North Berwick today. St. Thomas Alumni of Houston, Texas took the Grade 2 title and placed third in Grade 1 when they played up in the MSR contest. Five Grade 1 bands withdrew. The […]

Wade's Park, Aberfeldy yesterday.

Aberfeldy, North Berwick still on

The Atholl & Breadalbane Gathering (Aberfeldy Show and Games) will go ahead tomorrow. The weather forecast for tomorrow in the area is for more rain. There is no pipe band competition at the agricultural show held in the Perthshire town but it hosts a solo piping competition. At last year’s […]

Russell overall at Ballater

Russell overall at Ballater

Ballater Highland Games took place in Monaltrie Park in the Aberdeenshire village today. RESULTS: Ceòl Mòr – 1. Allan Russell (pictured); 2. Greig Canning; 3. Anna Kummerlow; 4. Jonathon Simpson; 5. Jim Feeney; 6. Calum Brown.Judges: Ron Clark and Duncan Watson. March – 1. Allan Russell; 2. Calum Brown; 3. […]

Perth Games cancelled

Perth Games cancelled

Perth Highland Games, due to take place this Sunday (11th) has been cancelled. Organisers, the RSPBA’s Dundee, Perth and Angus, said the ground conditions are waterlogged at the Scone Palace site. Paul McAndrew, Chairman of the branch said in a statement: “Unfortunately, following a site visit this evening [Wednesday] with […]