The first day of the Argyllshire Gathering took place yesterday, August 23, in Oban. There were five piobaireachd competitions held across the day with the Senior competition for former Gold Medal winners, the Highland Society of London Gold Medal, the Silver Medal and the MacGregor Memorial competition. For light music […]
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Pipe Idol is a flagship event of the Piping Live! festival and has been very popular with the Street Cafe audience for many years. The photos below show it started life as a busking event on the streets of Glasgow for young pipers in 2004, but it has become one […]
This was the first CLASP ‘Live Online’ event for 2023. There was a particular interest for Grade 1 competitors, as an invite to compete at the inaugural amateur invitational at The Sun Belt in Florida in November 2023 was up for grabs. Eric Stein, who runs the Sun Belt Professional […]
Ten of the world’s greatest solo pipers will compete in this year’s Glenfiddich Piping Championship, as the renowned competition returns to the spectacular Blair Castle on Saturday, October 29. Competing this year are defending champion Jack Lee, Dollar’s Callum Beaumont, Glasgow-based Canadian piper Glenn Brown, Jamie Forrester from London, Canadian […]
The 49th Glenfiddich Piping Championship will take place on Saturday, October 29, 2022. The event is held annually at Blair Castle in Blair Atholl, Perthshire, and is organised by The National Piping Centre and funded through the William Grant Foundation. The 2022 competitors have been chosen from the list of […]
In 2009 Simon Fraser University Pipe Band lifted the Grade 1 trophy for the sixth time. Grade 2 was won by Inveraray & District who won every Grade 2 major that season. Their win was seen as their final step, and almost a formality, before joining the Grade 1 ranks. […]
Pipe major Alex Gandy leads the 78th Highlanders (Halifax Citadel) Pipe Band in the marchpast at the World Pipe Band Championships in 2015.