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Salute to the old-school time shifters

Salute to the old-school time shifters

GREY’S NOTES by Michael Grey Piping Today #55, 2011. I’ve always thought John D. Burgess came as close as anyone to the title of ‘maestro’. Burgess was surely a true artist of consummate skill and not without a hint of charm and eccentric personal colour thrown in for good measure. […]

Coventry Pipe Band.

Corby results

The results from the recent pipe band and solo piping competition held at Corby in Northamptonshire, England are as follows: BANDS:Grade 2, Medley – 1. City of London.Grade 3, MSR – 1. Knox Grammar School; 2. Scunthorpe & District.Grade 3, Medley – 1. Knox Grammar School; 2. Nottinghamshire Police; 3. […]

St Andrews results; Airth

St Andrews results; Airth

The results from the solo piping contests held today at St Andrews in Fife, Scotland are: March – 1. Pipe Major Ben Duncan (in action today, right); 2. Brian Lamond; 3. Greig Canning; 4. Robbie MacIsaac. Strathspey & Reel – 1. Brian Lamond; 2. Pipe Major Ben Duncan; 3. Robbie […]

Inveraray: 2019 Scottish champions

Inveraray: 2019 Scottish champions

Inveraray & District won the Grade 1 title at today’s Scottish Pipe Band Championships held at Levengrove Park in Dumbarton, Scotland. Twelve bands competed. Weather conditions were atrocious and the RSPBA made the decision at 4.30pm to cancel the March Past. The Pipe Majors and Leading Drummers assembled at the […]

Grey wins Sollas composing competition

Grey wins Sollas composing competition

Michael Grey of Ontario, Canada (pictured, right) is the winner of the composing contest held to mark the 170th anniversary of the Battle of Sollas. The contest carried a cash prize of £250. The battle (‘Blar Shollash’ in Gaelic) took place in August 1849 in the Sollas district of North […]

Nicol-Brown invitational date

Nicol-Brown invitational date

The 37th Nicol-Brown invitational solo piping competition for amateurs will be held on Saturday, October 12. The venue is , as usual, the First Reformed Church of Scotia in Scotia, New York. On the night before, a fundraising-concert will take place in Troy Music Hall with proceeds going towards funding […]

New Donald MacLeod book to be published

New Donald MacLeod book to be published

A new publication containing all of Pipe Major Donald MacLeod’s piobaireachd compositions is to be published in time for this year’s Piping Live! festival. In the late 1970s, the legendary piper from the Isle of Lewis published Book 1 of his compositions. Sadly, there was to be no follow up […]

Piping Live! Trade Fair returns for 2019

Piping Live! Trade Fair returns for 2019

The popular Trade Fair that has been a feature of Piping Live! for the last few years is to return for this year. The Trade Fair takes place on Thursday, August 15 from 11:00-19:30 in the Exhibition Hall at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. The traders confirmed as taking part this […]