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NYPBS search for new music composers: application deadline May 8

NYPBS search for new music composers: application deadline May 8

Emerging Composers is a fantastic professional development opportunity offering paid commissions for emerging composers creating exciting repertoire from new perspectives for Pipe Band.  Now in our second year of the programme, Emerging Composers: 20 Years Young is a fantastic paid opportunity to write for Scotland’s only concert Pipe Band. We […]

Return of the Italian Spring Piping School

Return of the Italian Spring Piping School

On Sunday May 1, National Piping Centre instructors Wilson Brown and Ailis Sutherland returned from Italy after spending four days teaching at the Italian Spring School. Due to Covid, this was the first time since 2019 that the NPC had been involved with this school. The school was based on […]

Pipe Idol – Entries open for 2022

Pipe Idol – Entries open for 2022

Piping Live!’s prestigious international Under 21 competition is back, in person, for this year, and applications are now open. With four heats through the week of the festival from Monday 8th – Thursday 11th August, and a final later on Thursday, this is a great opportunity for young solo players […]

Sunday trad sessions at The Pipers’ Tryst

Sunday trad sessions at The Pipers’ Tryst

Our Sunday Session is back! Join us today, and each Sunday throughout the summer from 1pm – 4pm at The Pipers’ Tryst for a traditional music session. This week, led by fiddle player Ellie McLaren, piper Ruairidh Buxton and guitarist Gillie O’Flaherty, there will be great tunes, so drop in […]

Lee, MacHattie and Knichel win top solo awards at BCPA 89th Annual Gathering

Lee, MacHattie and Knichel win top solo awards at BCPA 89th Annual Gathering

By MIKE CHISHOLM Director, Communications Chair, BC Pipers’ Association Coquitlam piper Alastair Lee has clinched the BC Pipers’ Association MacCrimmon Memorial Cairn and Medal as the winner of the Open Piobaireachd and the Mary MacLeod Collins Memorial Trophy for the Open piping aggregate at the 2022 Annual Gathering, held online […]

Scottish Pipers’ Association professional contest results 2022

Scottish Pipers’ Association professional contest results 2022

The Scottish Pipers’ Association professional contest took place today, April 30, in The National Piping Centre. The results were: P/A/Open Piobaireachd William Geddes, Old Men of the Shells Steven Leask, Big Spree Ben Duncan, Lord Lovat’s LamentJudges: A Forbes, D Fraser Open Marches John Dew Steven Gray Greig Canning Callum […]

Donald MacPhee’s 2020 vision and a postcard from 2022

Donald MacPhee’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 […]

Solo piping entries for Inveraray Highland Games now open

Solo piping entries for Inveraray Highland Games now open

The Inveraray Highland Games takes place in the grounds of Inveraray Castle on Tuesday, July 19, 2022. Solo piping entries for the Games are now being accepted and must arrive with the Piping Secretaries no later than June 24. The Senior entry form can be found here. The Junior entry […]