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Roddy MacLeod: The sum of all our parts

Roddy MacLeod: The sum of all our parts

By Roddy MacLeod MBE Welcome to Bagpipe.News! This is The National Piping Centre’s new information service for the world of piping. We hope that this service will be engaging, entertaining, educational and supportive. Our aspiration is to connect with individuals, bands, innovators, organisers, educators and all those who work towards […]

Silver Chanter 2019 line-up announced

Silver Chanter 2019 line-up announced

The 2019 Silver Chanter Piping Competition will be held in The National Piping Centre on the evening of Saturday, August 10th and becomes the first featured event in the Piping Live! Festival, thereby reaching a new and international audience. Roddy MacLeod, Principal of The National Piping Centre said: “Following the […]

Griogair on pipes

Griogair on pipes

Griogair Labhruidh is an award winning Gaelic singer, poet, producer and multi-instrumentalist. He played with the Gaelic Supergroup, Dàimh, at Piping Live! 2014. Also pictured is Gabe McVarish of Dàimh on fiddle

Skye Games entry forms

Skye Games entry forms

The piping competitions at Skye Highland Games take place on August 6-7. Entry forms for the Dunvegan Medal and light music competitions will be accepted in the two months between the beginning of April and the end of May with a list of successful applicants and a reserve list (if […]

Scots Guards Knockout

Scots Guards Knockout

Cameron MacDougall won the first 2019 Knockout semi-final on Sunday, March 31 against Ross Miller. The next semi-final is Sunday, April 28 with Callum Brown V Callum Watson. Each event takes place at Scots Guards Club, Haymarket, Edinburgh with a 4pm start and tickets are available on the door.

2020 Set Tunes

2020 Set Tunes

The Piobaireachd Society has announced the tunes required for the 2020 Argyllshire Gathering and Northern Meeting ceòl mòr competitions. The Senior events (the Clasp at Inverness and Senior Piobaireachd at Oban) comprise some of the most demanding pieces in the repertoire whilst pipers competing for the Gold Medals and Silver […]