Tag: Ailis Sutherland

Ailis Sutherland chats to Finlay MacDonald on The Piping Show

Ailis Sutherland chats to Finlay MacDonald on The Piping Show

This week’s episode of The Piping Show sees Ailis Sutherland chat to Finlay MacDonald about her young piping tuition, playing in solo and band competition, winning the Worlds with Shotts and Dykehead Pipe Band and her musical pathway through higher education. Ailis now is an employee with The National Piping […]

CLASP October workshops online and in-person, registrations open now

CLASP October workshops online and in-person, registrations open now

The CLASP workshop weekend will take place both in-person and remotely using the Zoom platform on Friday 7 and Saturday 8, October.  Instructors confirmed to date are John Wilson, John Mulhearn, Wilson Brown, Ailis Sutherland, Connor Sinclair, Margaret Dunn and Andrew Bova. Registrations Open until Wednesday 28th September 2022 (Midnight UK […]

Weekend Piping Club for U17s at TNPC

Weekend Piping Club for U17s at TNPC

The National Piping Centre launched their Weekend Piping Club on Saturday, September 3, and this first block will run over the next 11 weeks. The Club is aimed at young people aged-17 & under, with classes being taught in small groups at The National Piping Centre in McPhater Street. The […]

TNPC YouTube channel adding new Piping Shows every week

TNPC YouTube channel adding new Piping Shows every week

The National Piping Centre launched a YouTube channel earlier this year and for the past month has been very busy recording and editing The Piping Show and adding a new episode every week. There are currently five episodes online and the format is fast-paced, informative and entertaining. The episodes so […]

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 […]

TNPC Spring Adult Gathering April 25-28

TNPC Spring Adult Gathering April 25-28

The National Piping Centre announce the teachers for the Spring Adult Gathering! Join them for one-to-one lessons, workshops, masterclasses, group lessons and more from a world class teaching line up of – Wilson Brown, Connor Sinclair, Ailis Sutherland, Dr Andrew Bova, Dan Nevans and Danny Hutcheson. There are two timezones, […]

Making real progress with online tuition

Making real progress with online tuition

Learning to play the pipes at any age is a challenge, and there is accepted wisdom that the older you start, the harder it becomes with fingers that are not as nimble and quick to move. But what if you lived in Leatherhead, Surrey, were retired, had lots of time […]

Ailis Sutherland: Highland piper, trad musician, tutor and composer

Ailis Sutherland: Highland piper, trad musician, tutor and composer

Ailis Sutherland is a very busy instructor at The National Piping Centre. She teaches all levels of player on Highland pipes, bellows pipes and whistle. This includes students on the University of Glasgow Study Abroad programme, the bellows pipes as part of the Specialist Evening Class programme, and First Study Piping […]