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Piping in London – part 11

Piping in London – part 11

1888 – 1891 by JEANNIE CAMPBELL MBE The 1888 gathering was held earlier than in previous years, reverting to its earlier date, Whit Monday, May 21 but the venue at Stamford Bridge was the same and the gathering was favoured with glorious sunshine and a large attendance. Among those present […]

Bob Worrall’s 2020 vision and a postcard from 2022

Bob Worrall’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 […]

£50,000 Eilidh’s Trust fund to support Scotland’s young musicians

£50,000 Eilidh’s Trust fund to support Scotland’s young musicians

Young musicians across Scotland are set to benefit from a special £50,000 funding scheme to commemorate five years since the loss of 14-year-old piper Eilidh MacLeod from Barra in the Manchester Arena attack. The Eilidh MacLeod Memorial Trust has opened its largest ever small grants scheme to support young musicians […]

NYPBS search for new music composers: application deadline May 8

NYPBS search for new music composers: application deadline May 8

Emerging Composers is a fantastic professional development opportunity offering paid commissions for emerging composers creating exciting repertoire from new perspectives for Pipe Band.  Now in our second year of the programme, Emerging Composers: 20 Years Young is a fantastic paid opportunity to write for Scotland’s only concert Pipe Band. We […]

Return of the Italian Spring Piping School

Return of the Italian Spring Piping School

On Sunday May 1, National Piping Centre instructors Wilson Brown and Ailis Sutherland returned from Italy after spending four days teaching at the Italian Spring School. Due to Covid, this was the first time since 2019 that the NPC had been involved with this school. The school was based on […]

Pipe Idol – Entries open for 2022

Pipe Idol – Entries open for 2022

Piping Live!’s prestigious international Under 21 competition is back, in person, for this year, and applications are now open. With four heats through the week of the festival from Monday 8th – Thursday 11th August, and a final later on Thursday, this is a great opportunity for young solo players […]

Sunday trad sessions at The Pipers’ Tryst

Sunday trad sessions at The Pipers’ Tryst

Our Sunday Session is back! Join us today, and each Sunday throughout the summer from 1pm – 4pm at The Pipers’ Tryst for a traditional music session. This week, led by fiddle player Ellie McLaren, piper Ruairidh Buxton and guitarist Gillie O’Flaherty, there will be great tunes, so drop in […]