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The Glenfiddich returns for 2021

The Glenfiddich returns for 2021

This year’s Glenfiddich returns to Blair Castle on October 30. The prestigious 48th annual solo piping event will welcome a full live audience to the Perthshire venue’s Victorian ballroom whilst also being livestreamed. Callum Beaumont, as the overall winner of the 2021 Masters Competition, a qualifying event, receives an invite. […]

The history of the Argyllshire Gathering, part 23

The history of the Argyllshire Gathering, part 23

1951 By Jeannie Campbell MBE In 1951, competitors for the Argyllshire Gathering’s Open Piobaireachd competition had to offer four tunes, MacDougalls’ Gathering, John GarveMacLeod of Raasay’s Lament, The Daughter’s Lament, Lachlan MacNeill Campbell of Kintarbert’s Fancy. The Gold Medal competitors were to submit six tunes of their own choice. John […]

Pipers and drummers needed for tour of Germany / Fin’s sessions

Pipers and drummers needed for tour of Germany / Fin’s sessions

Pipers and drummers are required urgently to participate in this year’s Scottish Music Parade tours of Germany. This will be the tenth year of the popular shows that play to large and appreciative audiences all around the country. Each concert last approximately two hours and features a mixture of modern […]

One foot in front of the other …

One foot in front of the other …

DAN NEVANS relates last week’s in-person competitions at Oban and Lochaber from the perspective of a competing piper I’ve never really been one for vacations. I’m just not good at relaxing. I always feel like the sands of my own personal hourglass increase their irreversible passage as soon as I […]

LD changes at Carnegie Mellon and Closkelt / Cammy Ritchie

LD changes at Carnegie Mellon and Closkelt / Cammy Ritchie

Miles Bennington has been appointed at Carnegie Mellon as its new Drumming Instructor. Miles’ appointment at the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania university comes after an extensive search, launched in June. He will work with Andrew Carlisle [Director of Carnegie Mellon’s Pipes and Drums], to elevate the stature of the university’s award-winning band. […]