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NPC seek four tutors for weekend and after-school Piping Clubs

NPC seek four tutors for weekend and after-school Piping Clubs

The National Piping Centre has just announced an open call for four NPC Piping Club Tutors. Successful applicants will be provided with appropriate training for the role, and gain real-world professional development opportunities throughout the project. This role is for piping tutors with an interest in working with children and young people to engage in high-quality […]

New competition format planned for Raasay in September 2024

New competition format planned for Raasay in September 2024

By HAMISH MOORE. I’d like to announce news of a newly devised piping competition with none of the conventional rules or standards applying. The rationale behind establishing this competition is: piping has, over time, consistently been losing connections with its Gaelic roots. This connection was once central to, and at the […]

Piping tutor wanted for school in Edinburgh

Piping tutor wanted for school in Edinburgh

Piping tutor is sought to run an after-school piping club at a central Edinburgh school, and deliver lessons during the day, on a self-employed basis reporting to an organising committee.  The tutor be able to teach to SCQF Level 6 with knowledge of PDQB and Curriculum for Excellence, have experience […]

Piobaireachd Society announce set tunes for 2025

Piobaireachd Society announce set tunes for 2025

By RONALD McSHANNON, PIOBAIREACHD SOCIETY MUSIC COMMITTEE The Piobaireachd Society recommends the following for competitions in 2025: A. SENIOR COMPETITIONS A new approach to setting tunes for the senior competitions was adopted in 2023 for a trial period of five years. The aim is to give competitors a wider choice […]

Draw made for the SPA Professional Competitions 2024 

Draw made for the SPA Professional Competitions 2024 

Scottish Pipers’ Association Professional Solo Piping Competition takes place on Saturday coming, April 6, at the National Piping Centre, McPhater Street in Glasgow city centre. The competitions start at 8.30am and entry for spectators is £5.00. The event list, timetable and the draw for each competition is listed below. Number […]

New bagpipe music and recordings released by Ross Miller

New bagpipe music and recordings released by Ross Miller

Ross Miller has created two upbeat tracks which intertwine top quality tune playing with an exciting rhythm section. The first offering, The Dedication Jigs, was released last month on February 23 and can be heard below in the YouTube video. The second will be available on all digital streaming platforms […]

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Young musicians invited to apply to Eilidh MacLeod Trust Fund

Young musicians across Scotland are invited to apply for funding from the music education charity established in memory of Eilidh MacLeod, the Isle of Barra teenager who was a victim of the 2017 Manchester Arena attack. Musicians of all genres and disciplines have until midnight on April 30, 2024 to […]

Results from the Lochaber Youth Competitions 2024

Results from the Lochaber Youth Competitions 2024

By Ken A. Cameron, Chairman, LPS. Lochaber & District’s Youth Piping & Drumming Competition kicked off at 9.30am in the Gaelic Primary School on Saturday, March 23 in Fort William. Our chanter and piping adjudicators this year were P/M Alistair Duthie, Jon Don MacKenzie, P/M Moira Robertson and P/M D.J. […]