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Zephan Knichel wins Silver Medal qualifier

Zephan Knichel wins Silver Medal qualifier

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 […]

Sunshine in Scotland

Sunshine in Scotland

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.

Applications invited for Piobaireachd Society bursary

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 […]

Piping on horseback – the band of the Canadian Mounted Rifles

Piping on horseback – the band of the Canadian Mounted Rifles

• 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 […]

Stockbridge Pipe Band competing at Dunbar.

Draw for Dunbar

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 […]

Bruce Gandy competing at the 2016 Donald MacDonald Quaich.

Donald MacDonald Quaich invitees, tunes and judge

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 […]