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Leinster Championships – results

Ireland’s Leinster Pipe Band Championships took place at Swords Castle on Saturday, May 4, writes our Ireland and Northern Ireland correspondent. The competition, run by the Leinster branch of the Irish Pipe Band Association, was a great success and took place amid beautiful weather. Our chieftain for the day was […]

South Coast Highland Gathering, South Africa

South Coast Highland Gathering, South Africa

The South Coast Highland Gathering took place the weekend before last in Hutchison Park, Amanzimtoti (Toti), KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, writes Ken Mustard of the Durban Regiment Pipe Band. There had been a lot of concern about this year’s event because of the the unusually large amount of rain that […]

It’s a Knockout

Last night, Stuart Liddell prevailed over Gordon McCready in the first heat of the Scottish Pipers’ Association’s current Knockout series for the silver Piping Times Trophy, writes Stuart Letford, Piping Times editor. With two of the world’s finest pipers giving their all you’d expect a packed house. However, the theatre […]

Heat 1 of SPA’s Knockout goes to Liddell

Heat 1 of SPA’s Knockout goes to Liddell

Stuart Liddell won the first heat of the Scottish Pipers’ Association’s Knockout series for the Piping Times Trophy. Stuart, from Inveraray, narrowly defeated Gordon McCready of Renfrew tonight at The National Piping Centre Otago Street, formerly the College of Piping. Stuart is the current holder of the trophy which was […]

Duncan and Muir triumph at Oban

Duncan and Muir triumph at Oban

(Updated with full results) It was a good day for Argyll lass Sarah Muir at this year’s Highland & Islands Music & Dance Festival which was held today at Oban High School in sunny Oban, Scotland. Sarah was placed first in the A Grade Piobaireachd and third in the A […]

Eddie brings home the bacon

Eddie brings home the bacon

National Piping Centre Head Chef, Eddie Shaw, says he is delighted to have won a top award at the recent Scottish Hotel Awards. Eddie, Head Chef at the NPC’s Pipers’ Tryst hotel, says it is the first time he has won an award and that it “feels great to have […]

The Ascending piper

The Ascending piper

Bellows piper, Donald Lindsay, is heading to the south Atlantic island of Ascension. The 41-year-old electrician from Glasgow leaves with his family in July to spend the next two years on the island. Donald, pictured, said: “It’s come at a good time. My wife saw an advertisement for a social […]

Alex Connell funeral details

Alex Connell funeral details

The funeral of Alex Connell, who died last Friday aged 85, will take place at 09:45 next Tuesday (May 7) at Daldowie Crematorium near Uddingston. Alex was a legendary figure in the pipe band world. He was part of a generation of young pipers and drummers that learned to play […]

John Channon.

Forres stalwart to be chieftain at games

A piper who was once pitted against Scotland’s high jump champion at the Forres Highland Games and has worked tirelessly to encourage young people into piping and drumming has been chosen as this year’s Forres Highland Games’ chieftain. John Channon, the chairman of the Forres and District Pipe Band said […]

Change of venue for Lewis & Harris junior comp.

Change of venue for Lewis & Harris junior comp.

There will be a change of venue for this year’s annual junior piping competition organised by the Lewis and Harris Piping Society. The competition will move to the Nicolson Institute after outgrowing its previous venue at the Grianan Day Centre. The date for this year’s competition is Saturday, June 8. […]