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New album review: Kyle Warren – Relentless

New album review: Kyle Warren – Relentless

Review by Chris MacKenzie • Greentrax Recordings, CDTRAX411 The first fifty four seconds of Kyle Warren’s Relentless CD sets down a marker, that what follows will not be a gentle stroll through piping’s gently verdant pastures. Instead, it discombobulates you into thinking you have slipped Megadeath into the CD. Slowly […]

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Royal visit 1822 – the Edinburgh competition

PART TWO by JEANNIE CAMPBELL MBE. Not long before the Royal visit the Edinburgh piping competition was held as usual at the Theatre Royal and was reported in the papers on August 3, 1822.  The competition had been held on the previous Tuesday and was judged by 18 members of […]

Geological formation called Devil's Tower against an empty sky

Bagpipes on the Devil’s Tower

Tak Tang is a CLASP competitor, but has had other passions in his life as well as piping. As you will read below, he combined both to take his pipes to the top of the Devil’s Tower in Wyoming. He is originally from Hong Kong, but now lives in the […]

Solo piping results from Ceres Highland Games

Solo piping results from Ceres Highland Games

The Ceres Highland Games took place in the Kingdom of Fife yesterday, June 25. While most of the piping world would have been focussed on the European Pipe Band Championships in Inverness, solo pipers travelled to Ceres to play in the piping competitions. The weather was sunny all day, apart […]

ADHD in an adult piper: a tale of two competitions

ADHD in an adult piper: a tale of two competitions

by VICKIE GRAY. February 2022: CLASP Live Online, Grade 4 I’d better face the wall so I’m not distracted by movement through the window. Oh crap, my sleeve is unbuttoned. I know I’m going to screw up the 3rd part of Lady Lever Park. I always do. I just don’t […]

Worlds tickets for 2022 on sale now!

Worlds tickets for 2022 on sale now!

It’s back. It’s live. It’s the best pipe bands in the world competing for glory. It doesn’t get bigger than this. Thousands of pipers and drummers are expected to head for Glasgow Green on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th August as the World Pipe Band Championships return after a 2 […]

RURA to play the Old Fruitmarket at Piping Live! 2022

RURA to play the Old Fruitmarket at Piping Live! 2022

Piping Live! is fast approaching and it’s great to see the festival returning to the Old Fruitmarket for the Friday night concert on August 12.  Located in Candleriggs and starting at 8.30pm, this year we have RURA + Ross Ainslie and and Brighde Chaimbeul who are sure to provide an […]