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Paddy’s Milestone Pipers

Paddy’s Milestone Pipers

In the summer of 2016, Glenn Brown took a boat trip from Girvan harbour in Ayrshire with two of his piping students, Jimmy Wyllie and Dorothy Moodie. They sailed to Ailsa Craig and formed the Paddy’s Milestone Pipers – for one day only. Ailsa Craig has long been known for […]

Tutor Vol. 1 rebranded

Tutor Vol. 1 rebranded

The bagpipe tutor book that started thousands of pipers off on their quest to learn how to play the pipes has been rebranded ahead of another print run. The new-look for what was previously titled the College of Piping Tutor Vol. 1 – the ‘Green Book’ – brings it into […]

Bagpipes in Brazil

Bagpipes in Brazil

Cristiano Bicudo has spent more than three decades pioneering the instrument in his home country BRAZIL conjures up images of sambas and carnivals rather than strathspeys and crunluaths – but the piping scene there is growing thanks to the dedication and hard work of Cristiano Bicudo. However, it has not […]

SPA Professional contest changes

SPA Professional contest changes

This year’s Scottish Pipers’ Association marks its 100th year by introducing a new format for its annual Professional solo piping contest which takes place on Saturday, April 13. The Open category has been dispensed with and instead the competition will be graded. SPA President Tom Johnstone, said: “We felt that […]