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National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland launches composing project

National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland launches composing project

Now in its second year of the programme, Emerging Composers: 20 Years Young is a fantastic paid opportunity to write for Scotland’s only concert pipe band. The NYPBS is calling for emerging composers aged 18-25 (or up to 30 if you identify as disabled) from both inside and out of the […]

US military boarding school seeking a bagpipe instructor

US military boarding school seeking a bagpipe instructor

Missouri Military Academy is looking for a Full Time Bagpipe Instructor. Duties will include teaching both middle and high school cadets to play the bagpipes, develop their musical literacy, aural awareness and interest in music making. Lessons are taught in small groups, from beginner to advanced and there is a […]

Keith Bowes Jnr’s 2020 vision and a postcard from 2022

Keith Bowes Jnr’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 […]

Hamish Hepburn and Eabhal prepare for album launch and tour

Hamish Hepburn and Eabhal prepare for album launch and tour

Hamish Hepburn is a young piper playing with Eabhal who were the 2018 winners of Battle of the Folk Bands at Edinburgh Tradfest. The band offer a blend of Gaelic song and Scottish traditional music on Highland pipes, fiddle, accordion, flute, whistle and guitar. As reported on bagpipe.news on March […]

History of the Argyllshire Gathering part 41

History of the Argyllshire Gathering part 41

1976 BY JEANNIE CAMPBELL MBE The Gathering had remained unchanged for many years but 1976 marked a watershed with the first of several big changes coming in the force. In January 1976 Seumas MacNeill wrote: “1976 is going to be – for piping at least – a great deal different […]

Bill Livingstone’s 2020 vision and a postcard from 2022

Bill Livingstone’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 […]

Kyle Warren launches crowdfunder

Kyle Warren launches crowdfunder

Kyle Warren has an exciting project this year to record an album with Greentrax, produce a music video for a single release and broadcast a live stream concert of the full album. The Crowdfunder page can be found here. As well as his busy solo projects, Kyle is playing with […]

Michael Grey’s Notes: Dear Old Glasgow Town

Michael Grey’s Notes: Dear Old Glasgow Town

GREY’S NOTES by Michael Grey. Piping Today #71, 2014. You know you’re a seriously regular visitor to Glasgow when someone stops you on the street, asks for directions  and you can help – and with mostly reliable info. It’s the last Friday of the Commonwealth Games and thanks to years […]