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Lee, MacHattie and Knichel win top solo awards at BCPA 89th Annual Gathering

Lee, MacHattie and Knichel win top solo awards at BCPA 89th Annual Gathering

By MIKE CHISHOLM Director, Communications Chair, BC Pipers’ Association Coquitlam piper Alastair Lee has clinched the BC Pipers’ Association MacCrimmon Memorial Cairn and Medal as the winner of the Open Piobaireachd and the Mary MacLeod Collins Memorial Trophy for the Open piping aggregate at the 2022 Annual Gathering, held online […]

Scottish Pipers’ Association professional contest results 2022

Scottish Pipers’ Association professional contest results 2022

The Scottish Pipers’ Association professional contest took place today, April 30, in The National Piping Centre. The results were: P/A/Open Piobaireachd William Geddes, Old Men of the Shells Steven Leask, Big Spree Ben Duncan, Lord Lovat’s LamentJudges: A Forbes, D Fraser Open Marches John Dew Steven Gray Greig Canning Callum […]

Donald MacPhee’s 2020 vision and a postcard from 2022

Donald MacPhee’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 […]

Solo piping entries for Inveraray Highland Games now open

Solo piping entries for Inveraray Highland Games now open

The Inveraray Highland Games takes place in the grounds of Inveraray Castle on Tuesday, July 19, 2022. Solo piping entries for the Games are now being accepted and must arrive with the Piping Secretaries no later than June 24. The Senior entry form can be found here. The Junior entry […]

Alastair Campbell and Finlay MacDonald on the BBC Scotland 9pm news

Alastair Campbell and Finlay MacDonald on the BBC Scotland 9pm news

Alastair Campbell, the former Downing Street Press Secretary and Official Spokesperson to Prime Minister Tony Blair, has made a plea for the Ukrainian national anthem to be played on the Highland pipes when Scotland’s national football team meets Ukraine. The game will take place at Hampden Park on June 1 […]

Theory Top-Up: compressing tunes with high-Bs

Theory Top-Up: compressing tunes with high-Bs

By TIM CUMMINGS Piping Today #81, 2016. In the previous round of this Theory Top-Up series, we began to look at familiar tunes whose original melodies spanned beyond the nine-note range of the standard Scottish pipe chanter.  The word ‘compression’ was introduced as a way of describing the process of […]