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Finlay Johnston wins P.M. Donald MacLeod Memorial

Finlay Johnston wins P.M. Donald MacLeod Memorial

The 26th annual P.M. Donald MacLeod Memorial Invitational Solo Piping Competition was won by Finlay Johnston. The contest, held in tribute to the Lewis-born master piper and composer, took place today in the Caladh Inn, Stornoway in front of a packed house. The contest was, as ever, organised by the […]

Grade 1 queue

Grade 1 queue

Grade 1 pipe majors wait in turn to receive their prizes at the British Pipe Band Championships in Paisley 2016. Inveraray won first prize that day, with Richard Parkes shown going to collect second prize, followed by Allen Tully, Chris Armstrong, Roddy MacLeod and Ryan Canning respectively.

The National Piping Centre launches new website

The National Piping Centre launches new website

The National Piping Centre today launches a new website. The website – www.bagpipe.news is a free news magazine which aims to include daily content for the piping world. The website will be a separate entity to the centre’s current website which exists to promote the organisation’s tuition and hospitality services. […]

Roddy MacLeod: The sum of all our parts

Roddy MacLeod: The sum of all our parts

By Roddy MacLeod MBE Welcome to Bagpipe.News! This is The National Piping Centre’s new information service for the world of piping. We hope that this service will be engaging, entertaining, educational and supportive. Our aspiration is to connect with individuals, bands, innovators, organisers, educators and all those who work towards […]

Silver Chanter 2019 line-up announced

Silver Chanter 2019 line-up announced

The 2019 Silver Chanter Piping Competition will be held in The National Piping Centre on the evening of Saturday, August 10th and becomes the first featured event in the Piping Live! Festival, thereby reaching a new and international audience. Roddy MacLeod, Principal of The National Piping Centre said: “Following the […]

Griogair on pipes

Griogair on pipes

Griogair Labhruidh is an award winning Gaelic singer, poet, producer and multi-instrumentalist. He played with the Gaelic Supergroup, Dàimh, at Piping Live! 2014. Also pictured is Gabe McVarish of Dàimh on fiddle

Skye Games entry forms

Skye Games entry forms

The piping competitions at Skye Highland Games take place on August 6-7. Entry forms for the Dunvegan Medal and light music competitions will be accepted in the two months between the beginning of April and the end of May with a list of successful applicants and a reserve list (if […]