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Royal Burgh of Annan Pipe Band.

Royal Burgh wins Annan

A pleasant day at Annan Games on Saturday saw its local band lift the Grade 2 trophy. RESULTS: Grade 2 – 1. Royal Burgh of Annan; 2. City of Newcastle; 3. Milngavie; 4. Ayr Pipe Band Society; 5. Manchester Phoenix. Grade 3 – 1. Ramage City of Newcastle; 2. Milngavie […]

Luss results

Luss results

CLASP – Competition League for Solo Amateur PipersCeòl MòrGrade 1 – Bianca Kail; 2. James Murray; 3. Stewart Gaudin; 4. Robert Wilson; 5. Janette Greenwood.Grade 2 – 1. Stewart Allan; 2. Dagmar Pesta; 3. Ian Kirkwood.Grade 3 – 1. Hector Thomson; 2. Dorothy Moodie; 3. Megan Kenny. March; Strathspey & […]

FMM today at the All Ireland.

SLoT wins the 2019 All Ireland

St Laurence O’Toole Pipe Band (SLoT) won the All Ireland Pipe Band Championships at Ballymena Academy Playing Fields in the County Antrim town. The Dublin-based band won both the MSR and Medley categories. The contest took place in sunny and warm conditions. The venue for the competition alternates each year […]

Urquhart overall at Thornton

Urquhart overall at Thornton

A pleasant day today at Thornton Highland Games in Fife saw Darach Urquhart, Glasgow place first in the ceòl mòr and MSR events. RESULTS: Ceòl Mòr – 1. Darach Urquahrt (Old Men of the Shells); 2. Andrew Hall (Earl of Ross’s March); 3. Jordan Ednie; 4. Peter McCallister (End of […]

NPC museum reopens

NPC museum reopens

The National Piping Centre’s museum has reopened after months of refurbishment. The museum, located in the MacPhater Street building, holds 300 years of piping heritage with items laid out in a logical, themed way. Many new items have been added, including some personal items that were previously housed in the […]

Bobby Allen competing at Kenmore Games last night

Kenmore results

Kenmore Games took place yesterday evening amid good weather. As ever, the games take place in village on the eastern shores of Loch Tay, close to the grounds of Taymouth Castle. The piping results were: 14 & Under (2 part March) – 1. Annabel Charlton; 2. Brodie Barrie; 3. Wallace […]

Iain Speirs, last year's winner of the Silver Chanter. Photo: Derek Maxwell/Wm Grant Foundation.

Silver Chanter 2019 line up

The line up for this year’s Silver Chanter competition has been announced. The competition, now under the Piping Live! umbrella will be the 53rd competition and will take place at the National Piping Centre in MacPhater Street on the evening of Saturday, August 10. The invited players, and how they […]

Finlay MacDonald and Roddy MacLeod.

Pipe Up with piping stories for Piping Live!

Piping Live! festival organisers are asking festival-goers to submit their fondest piping memories for a brand new initiative for 2019. From all the memories submitted, a limited edition t-shirt featuring these names and stories of Piping Live!’s past are being produced for this year’s festival. Piping fans can submit their […]

Richard Parkes MBE receiving his honorary doctorate today at Queen's College, Belfast.

Richard Parkes picks up PhD

Richard Parkes MBE received an honourary PhD today at a graduation ceremony at Queen’s University, Belfast. After the ceremony five pipers from Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band surprised him on the lawn outside the building. Parkes, the legendary Pipe Major of Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band since 1981, is the […]

Colin Ross, an appreciation

Colin Ross, an appreciation

By Hamish Moore I first encountered Colin Ross at a concert in Edinburgh where he was playing fiddle with The High Level Ranters; what an inspirational evening for me. I was hearing, for the first time, Northumbrian pipes, fiddle, accordion and guitar as an ensemble. Colin’s enormous legacy to the […]