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Trad session tuition in the Pipers’ Tryst during Celtic Connections

Trad session tuition in the Pipers’ Tryst during Celtic Connections

Traditional music sessions are enticing, and the interplay of the musicians and instruments may seem random to an onlooker. However, there is often an unseen session etiquette that needs to observed sensitively by a beginner. And many sessions will have a repertoire of tunes that are particular to a venue […]

Semi-finals of the KO at the Scots Guards Club

Semi-finals of the KO at the Scots Guards Club

John Dew and Calum Brown will compete in the first semi-final of the Scots Guards Club Knockout competition on Sunday, January 29, with a 4pm start. The second semi-final will be held on Sunday, February 19, 4pm, and will be contested by Brìghde Chaimbeul and Angus McColl Jnr. All competitor […]

Help the Caledonian Piping Club buy new pipes for youngsters

Help the Caledonian Piping Club buy new pipes for youngsters

The Caledonian Piping Club started in Saltcoats, Ayrshire, at the turn of the millennium with the aim of offering people of all ages in the local community a chance to learn to play the pipes. It was founded by the current leader, Gerard McClumpha, and his friend Colin McCallum. The […]

Photos and piping results from Waipu Highland Games 2023

Photos and piping results from Waipu Highland Games 2023

The Waipu Highland Games in New Zealand held their 150th Anniversary Games on January 1, 2023. Organised by the Waipu Caledonian Society, the Games offers solo piping and drumming competitions for all levels, and is proceeded on Hogmanay by a freestyle open solo competition for the Helen McGregor Memorial Trophy. […]