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Stuart Letford: To the Lords of Convention

Stuart Letford: To the Lords of Convention

By Stuart Letford It was Jack Campin who years ago quipped that the only place you’ll ever see a well-dressed Border piper is on an undertaker’s slab. Since its inception in the early 1980s, the Lowland & Border Pipers’ Society (LBPS) has been the organisation responsible for the revival of […]

Ulster Solos – piping draw

The piping draw for the Ulster Solos, which will be held on April 20 in Lisburn, is as follows: Ceòl Mòr A1 Beth Preston2 Kris Coyle3 Peter Donnan4 John McElmurry5 Ryan Cupples-Menendez6 Con Houlihan7 Scott McKay8 James Frazer9 Scott Wallace10 Alan Ferguson11 Ashley McMichael12 Ben Greeves Ceòl Mòr B1 Andrew […]

Photo courtesy of Cullybackey Pipe Band.

Culleybackey solos – results

Cullybackey Pipe Band held its 32nd annual solo piping and drumming competition on Saturday, April 6 at Cullybackey College, Ballymena. The results are as follows: Novice Practice Chanter – 1. Samuel Rooney, McDonald Academy; 2. Josh Anderson, Cleland Memorial; 3. Jacob Tate, Syerla; 4. Emma Boyce, McDonald Academy; 5. Billie […]

All the piping winners from the recent Lochaber Juniors competition.

Results from Lochaber Piping Society’s juniors

Lochaber Piping Society held its annual youth piping and drumming competition on Saturday, March 30, writes Ken A. Cameron (Chairman). We had a big entry of 53 this year, welcoming competitors from a large geographical spread including Ullapool, Inverness, Kyle of Lochalsh, Skye, Knoydart, Mull, Oban and down as far […]

SPA Professional contest – draw made

SPA Professional contest – draw made

The Scottish Pipers’ Association’s (SPA) annual solo piping competition for professional pipers takes place this Saturday, April 13. For the first time the contest will be split across The National Piping Centre’s two venues: the P and A grade events take place at Otago Street in Glasgow’s West End (near […]

North Lanarkshire Schools Pipe Band playing in Grand Central Station.

Schools bands play at NYC’s Tartan Day parade

Two pipe bands from Scottish schools took part in the annual Tartan Day parade in Manhattan, New York City at the weekend. North Lanarkshire Schools Pipe Band and Oban High School Pipe Band travelled to the city last week after months of fundraising for the trip. The bands were among […]

The age 15-17 winners. L-R: Bobby Allen, Catriona Norman, Calum McKillop, Matthew McKerral and Euan Lindsay.

Bobby Allen sweeps Kintyre Juniors

Kintyre Piping Society’s annual competition for juniors was held on Saturday, April 6 in Campbeltown. It was a particularly good day for Lanarkshire youngster, Bobby Allen who continued his fine form with a clean sweep. The full results are: Chanter10 Years and Under – 1. Freya Borthwick, Campbeltown; 2. Rio […]