The Newton Stewart and Minnigaff junior solo piping competition took place at Penninghame Primary School, Newton Stewart on Saturday July 8, 2023. The competition was part of the local traditional music and dance festival.
12 and Under – 2 parted March
12 and Under – 2 parted Slow Air
14 and Under – 2 parted March
18 and Under MSR
18 and Under Hornpipe and Jig
SOLO PIPING COMPETITION
This year’s junior solo piping competition will take place at Minnigaff Primary School on Saturday 8th July 2023.
SPECIAL AWARD 2023
The winner of this year’s 14 & Under 4-Parted March (any time signature) / 2 x 2-Parted March (any time signature) will win, courtesy of the National Piping Centre, a free place at one of the Autumn Junior Gathering Weekends (Sat/Sun 7th/8th or 14th/15th Oct) held at the National Piping Centre (Glasgow).
Raffle tickets will be available at The Vault Arts Centre and at the piping competion and will be drawn at Minnigaff Primary School at the conclusion of the piping competition. We have a special raffle prize this year, kindly donated by the National Piping Centre; two tickets for an evening concert at Piping Live 2023 (Glasgow). We also have additional raffle prizes – donated by the excellent McCallum Bagpipes – of various piping goods.
Click the “Open/Print” link/icon below to open the registration/application form (PDF format).
Minnigaff Primary School is located just north of the B7079 New Galloway Road which runs from the A712 and A75, to the West, over the Creebridge to meet the A714 which runs directly, north/south, through Newton Stewart.
Minnigaff Primary School 15 Bruce Place Minnigaff Wigtownshire Scotland DG8 6PE
If you’re travelling from the West, take a left turn off the A75 onto the A712 and then an immediate left onto the B7079 heading towards Minnigaff & Newton Stewart. Take the second right off the B7079 into McGregor Drive. Minnigaff Primary School is the second left, once you’ve turned onto McGregor Drive.
If you’re travelling from the South, through Newton Stewart on the A714, take a right, or a left if you’re travelling from the North, directly over the Cree bridge, which becomes the B7079. Take what is effectively the 4th left once you’ve crossed the Cree bridge, onto McGregor Drive.
ACCESS & PARKING
Vehicle access to the school will be via an anti-clockwise one-way system around McGregor Drive, Kirroughtree Avenue and Bruce Place. This will be in place to reduce traffic congestion and will be in operation from 9am – 5:30pm. The event will be well signposted and there is plenty of parking at the site or within a short walking distance should the available parking reach capacity.