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Piobaireachd Society Annual Conference 2023

March 24th, 2023 - March 26th, 2023

£40 – £240

£40.00 – £240.00

The Annual Conference will be held in the Royal George Hotel, Perth, over the weekend of March 24 – 26, 2023. Rooms are £85 per night B&B, or £120 per night B&B for a double/twin. Rooms must be booked directly through the Piobaireachd Society website here.

This will be the first Annual Conference for four years. The Society will subsidise the conference; dinner on the Saturday is free to overnight attendees, and lunch to all. Day visitors wishing lunch must contact the Secretary Derek Fraser by March 12 so that catering can be arranged. There is no conference fee.

Those travelling, will meet in the hotel on the Friday evening from around 7.30pm for a relaxed get together, a few drinks and tunes. The following day breakfast will be circa 8am and the conference proper will begin at 9.30am. There will be a coffee break circa 10.30, then lunch at 12.30pm. Afternoon papers will begin at 1.45pm and run till  3.45pm with a break. An informal members piobaireachd ceilidh will be between 4 – 6pm. Dinner (black tie) at 7pm. At around 9.30 there will an hour of musical entertainment. Depart after breakfast on Sunday.

Planned conference topics are:

  • The Musical Legacy of the MacKays of Raasay – John Frater
  • Composing Modern Piobaireachd – Peter McCalister and John Dew
  • Tune Analysis – Roddy Livingstone and Darach Urquhart
  • Tribute to Andrew Wright – Robert Wallace

There will be no AGM at the conference. This will be held online at a date to be confirmed.  The conference is open to non-members and welcomes day visitors.


March 24th, 2023
March 26th, 2023
£40 – £240


Royal George Hotel. Perth
George Street + Google Map