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New innovations in pipe chanters

New innovations in pipe chanters

Donald WG Lindsay will be a familiar name to many readers of bagpipe.news from his blogs written from Ascension Island, to previous readers of Piping Today magazine, and to members of the Lowland and Borders’ Piping Society where Donald was Convenor and an active member before leaving on his travels […]

The art and mystery of composition for the bagpipe: part 1

The art and mystery of composition for the bagpipe: part 1

by BILL LIVINGSTONE. Piping Today #100, 2020. The ability to compose music, any music, for the bagpipe or otherwise is a peculiar talent and very difficult to describe or define. We know what the results of the effort are, but not much is known about the process itself. Everyone has […]

Results from the North of Scotland Championships at Banchory

Results from the North of Scotland Championships at Banchory

Drum Majors Adult – Banchory Business Association Salver Michael Leitch1. Portlethen Dist2. Graham Wilson – Penicuik & Dist3. Tracy Deans – Grampian District Grade 4B – NOS RSPBA Cup1. Bucksburn & District NJ2. North of Scotland Branch Cup Fraserburgh RBL3. Lathallan Challenge Trophy (Cup) Oldmeldrum RBL4. Robert Gordon’s College NJ […]

How to run a pipe band

How to run a pipe band

by DAN NEVANS • Piping Today #92, 2018 Being in a pipe band can be a real labour of love. You’ll know of people who seem to live for the band. They are at every practice, they are on the committee and take an interest in the running of the […]

Piping in London – part 11

Piping in London – part 11

1888 – 1891 by JEANNIE CAMPBELL MBE The 1888 gathering was held earlier than in previous years, reverting to its earlier date, Whit Monday, May 21 but the venue at Stamford Bridge was the same and the gathering was favoured with glorious sunshine and a large attendance. Among those present […]

Bob Worrall’s 2020 vision and a postcard from 2022

Bob Worrall’s 2020 vision and a postcard from 2022

In the final ever edition of the Piping Today magazine published in May 2020, a wide range of people were asked to give their 2020 vision for piping going forward. They were all sent a list of questions and asked to choose one to answer in no more than 200 […]

£50,000 Eilidh’s Trust fund to support Scotland’s young musicians

£50,000 Eilidh’s Trust fund to support Scotland’s young musicians

Young musicians across Scotland are set to benefit from a special £50,000 funding scheme to commemorate five years since the loss of 14-year-old piper Eilidh MacLeod from Barra in the Manchester Arena attack. The Eilidh MacLeod Memorial Trust has opened its largest ever small grants scheme to support young musicians […]