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PPBSO announces the Drumming Summit is a go for March 30, 2024

PPBSO announces the Drumming Summit is a go for March 30, 2024

The Toronto Indoor Games has agreed to host the PPBSO Drumming Summit and build it into their schedule for the event on March 30, 2024.  The Toronto Indoor Games was a stalwart of the Ontario games circuit back in the early formation of the PPBSO and subsequent Toronto Branch.  The […]

Balmoral announces instructors for summer camps in 2024

Balmoral announces instructors for summer camps in 2024

Piping in Kutztown, PA – Piping & Drumming in Edinboro, PA Balmoral School of Piping & Drumming will hold two, weeklong Summer Camps, one in eastern Pennsylvania, one in the west. The first session, July 7-12, will be a piping camp at Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA. The following week, July […]

Results from the CLASP in-person March competition

Results from the CLASP in-person March competition

The second CLASP in-person competition of 2024 was held today, Saturday, March 2 at the National Piping Centre. The judges were Emmet Conway (Light music) and Jonathan Greenlees (Piobaireachd). Overall winner Grade 1 – John Frater Overall winner Grade 2 – John Nevans Overall winner Grade 3 – Kathryn McEwan Grade 1 […]

12,000 Miles: a Kiwi Piping Journey on the big screen

12,000 Miles: a Kiwi Piping Journey on the big screen

The Royal New Zealand Pipe Bands’ Association has announced the premier of a documentary being screened on the eve of the 2024 New Zealand Pipe Band Championships, March 14. The film details the journey New Zealanders take to compete at the Worlds in Glasgow every August. The documentary follows the […]

Arran King wins the Archie Kenneth Quaich 2024

Arran King wins the Archie Kenneth Quaich 2024

The Archie Kenneth Quaich 2024 was held in the rooms of the Royal Scottish Pipers’ Society on Saturday February 24, and the winner was Arran King. A large entry of 38 was reduced to 25 by ballot, and 21 played on the day. The judges were Ronald McShannon and Finlay Johnston. […]

Cameron May through to the Guards Club Knockout semis

Cameron May through to the Guards Club Knockout semis

Cameron May beat Luke Kennedy in the fourth heat of the Scots Guards Club Knockout competition yesterday, February 25. He joins the other heat winners, Angus J. MacColl, Brodie Watson Massey and Sandy Cameron, in the semi-finals. The draw for the semis sees Brodie Watson Massey and Cameron May go head […]

Results from the Ardmore Cup Invitational Competition 2024

Results from the Ardmore Cup Invitational Competition 2024

Connor Sinclair retained the Ardmore Cup yesterday, February 24, in Ardmore, Waterford, Ireland. This years competition featured ten top pipers: Alister Donaghy, Chris Earls, James Frazer, Bruce Gandy, Angus MacColl, Willie McCallum, Connor Sinclair, James Stone, Alen Tully and Scott Wallace.  Judges were David Caldwell, Tim Farrelly and John Wilson.  […]

A CLASP piper profile with Con Houlihan

A CLASP piper profile with Con Houlihan

Today’s member of the Competition League for Amateur Solo Pipers to be featured is Con Houlihan from North Cork in the famous Sliabh Luachra area of Ireland. CLASP is the National Piping Centre’s circuit of graded solo piping competitions for adult amateur pipers. More information can be found on the […]

Results from CLASP ‘Live Online’ Competition – February 2024

Results from CLASP ‘Live Online’ Competition – February 2024

By MARGARET HOULIHAN. This was the first CLASP ‘Live Online’ event for 2024. There was a particular interest for Grade 1 competitors as an invite to compete at the invitational CLASP Champion of Champions competition was up for grabs for the overall winner – more details here.  Thank you to […]