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Piobaireachd is for Everyone – the audiobook release

Piobaireachd is for Everyone – the audiobook release

Piobaireachd is for Everyone, first published by Dan Nevans in the summer of 2021, will be available as an audiobook from May 1, 2022 from dnpiping.com. The audiobook is over four hours long and comes in two parts. Read by the author, this recording also features excerpts of piobaireachd being performed on […]

Free online piping recital from Carnegie Mellon Graduate this weekend

Free online piping recital from Carnegie Mellon Graduate this weekend

Sean Patrick Regan is performing a Graduate Recital this coming Sunday, April 24, 2022. The concert is the culmination of his Master of Music Performance (Bagpipe) degree, taught by Andrew Carlisle at Carnegie Mellon University. The event is free to attend in-person or online and tickets should be booked here. […]

Bill Livingstone: the music and the land

Bill Livingstone: the music and the land

LISTEN TO WHAT YOU SEE by Bill Livingstone Piping Today #99, 2019. “It is said that unless one can speak Gaelic, one can never understand or hope to play piobaireachd. I would not like to go as far as to say that, but before anyone could describe this ancient form […]

Thunderstruck: the play – on tour in Scotland, May-October 2022

Thunderstruck: the play – on tour in Scotland, May-October 2022

The critically acclaimed and award-winning play about Gordon Duncan, Thunderstruck, by David Colvin is on tour in Scotland in 2022. The play is a must-see for pipers, and with the tour dates spread from May till October, as well as a stint at the Edinburgh Fringe from August 3-29, there […]

Jim McGillivray’s 2020 vision and a postcard from 2022

Jim McGillivray’s 2020 vision and a postcard from 2022

In the final ever edition of the Piping Today magazine published in May 2020, a wide range of people were asked to give their 2020 vision for piping going forward. They were all sent a list of questions and asked to choose one to answer in no more than 200 […]

Piping in London – part 10

Piping in London – part 10

1886/87 BY JEANNIE CAMPBELL MBE The 1886 Scottish Gathering was on June 26 at Stamford Bridge where according to the reports: “the ground basked in the summer sunshine and 3,000 people attended. During the day the band of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, under the direction of bandmaster J. Grant, […]

New tune competition for The Eagle Pipers’ Piobaireachd

New tune competition for The Eagle Pipers’ Piobaireachd

The Eagle Pipers’ Society is running a piobaireachd composition contest. Tunes should be submitted electronically to the convener who will pass them to the judges, who are all members of The Eagle Pipers’ Society. A recording is also required – not necessarily by the composer (could be done by a […]

More power to your elbow – and foot!

More power to your elbow – and foot!

REVIEW by PETER McCALISTER This year, for the first time, the annual competition held by the Lowland & Border Pipers’ Society (LBPS) was held in Linlithgow, at the historic Burgh Halls. This marvellous old building has been re-purposed with meeting rooms and a café – and the acoustics are superb. […]

Atholl Gathering solo piping entries open

Atholl Gathering solo piping entries open

Entries are now open for this year’s Atholl Gathering solo piping competitions. The entry form can be found here. The competitions are open to those graded A/P, B and C for ceòl mòr by the Competing Pipers’ Association. The Light Music is open. The Atholl Gathering will take place in […]

SPA Professional entries close on Sunday, April 17

SPA Professional entries close on Sunday, April 17

Entries for the Scottish Pipers’ Association Professional Contest close this coming Sunday afternoon, April 17. SPA President, Logan Tannock, would like to encourage any Premier/A Grade pipers who are thinking about entering to do so. The competition will be held in person on April 30 at both National Piping Centre […]