Zephan Knichel of Surrey, British Columbia won the Competing Pipers Association (CPA) B Grade Piobaireachd event at the British Columbia Pipers’ Association Annual Gathering yesterday. The competition is a qualifier for next year’s Silver Medal competition at the Argyllshire Gathering and Northern Meeting. Results: CPA B Grade Piobaireachd Silver Medal […]
Two young pipers from Kintyre Schools Pipe Band squinting through the strong sunshine at the Scottish Pipe Band Championships in Dumbarton in 2010. Warm sunshine at pipe band competitions is such a rare occurrence that those days tend to stay in the memory.
The Piobaireachd Society is once again offering a bursary to young pipers to receive a week of tuition at The National Piping Centre in Glasgow. Candidates should be aged 14 or over and under 18, and preference will be given to those who live outwith Scotland’s Central Belt. The purpose […]
Alan in his workshop, Stirling Bagpipes, which is easily found as you walk up Broad Street towards Stirling Castle.
• From the September 2005 Piping Times By Bruce P. Gleason, Ph.D When medieval European mercenaries showed up to recover the Holy Land during the Crusades, they were met by Muslim warriors on at least one occasion (1291 at Acre) being led into battle by kettledrummers on the backs of […]
Playing the Piping Live! Friday lunchtime recital at The National Piping Centre Auditorium in 2010
The RSPBA has made the draw for Scotland’s first pipe band contest of 2019. The season kicks off at Dunbar on May 11 at the Hallhill Centre in Kellie Road: Grade 1 (starts 15:30)1. Police Scotland Fife;2. Royal Burgh of Stirling;3. Boghall and Bathgate Caledonia. Grade 2 (starts 14:00)1. Royal […]
Pipe major Iain MacDonald of City of Regina Pipe Band with drum sergeant Aaron Crozier at Piping Live! in 2010
The five pipers who will perform in the annual competition/recital named in honour of the revered 19th century piping pioneer are: • Callum Beaumont: A Ghlas-mheur (The Finger Lock).• Iain Speirs: Spaidearachd Bharrach (The Pride of Barra).• Glenn Brown: Sean Chumha a Chlaidheimh (The Old Lament for the Sword)• Peter […]
The front rank of the ScottishPower Pipe Band at the British Pipe Band Championships in Annan in 2012.