Tag: Ailis Sutherland

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 […]

Scotland’s youngest Suffragette to be commemorated

Scotland’s youngest Suffragette to be commemorated

A plaque is to be unveiled in Edinburgh tomorrow [Thursday] by Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon to commemorate Elizabeth (Bessie) Watson, the young piper who was Scotland’s youngest Suffragette. The ceremony will take place at The Edinburgh City Youth Cafe at 11-15 Vennel near the city centre. The building is […]