Tag: Chris Armstrong

Simon McKerrell: Why we should abolish the Set Tunes

Simon McKerrell: Why we should abolish the Set Tunes

In his far-reaching blog posted on this site last week, Stuart Letford questioned whether the Set Tunes should continue to be set solely by the Piobaireachd Society’s Music Committee. I suggest it is time to actually abolish the Set Tunes altogether. I have spoken on this topic before. Indeed, this […]

The real life of Chris Armstrong

The real life of Chris Armstrong

Chris Armstrong has played bagpipes for all but six years of his life. His piping was first nurtured in the Torphichen and Bathgate Novice Juvenile Pipe Band and from those early beginnings, his piping career has been one of sharp, upward trajectory.  He’s a complete all-rounder in the piping world: […]

The Grouch

The Grouch

T his photo of Chris Armstrong was taken for a Q&A in issue 73 of Piping Today magazine in 2014. In the article Chris said of himself: “Generally, my friends would describe me a crabbit individual – the clean version – (laughs) who is very intolerant of stupidity. A real […]

Grade 1 queue

Grade 1 queue

Grade 1 pipe majors wait in turn to receive their prizes at the British Pipe Band Championships in Paisley 2016. Inveraray won first prize that day, with Richard Parkes shown going to collect second prize, followed by Allen Tully, Chris Armstrong, Roddy MacLeod and Ryan Canning respectively.

ScottishPower Pipe Band after winning the 2018 British Pipe Championships held in Paisley.

ScottishPower pre-Worlds concert

ScottishPower Pipe Band will headline this year’s pre-Worlds pipe band concert at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. The band, now in its 30th year of sponsorship by the utility company, last headlined this show in 2011. Kurt Mackintosh of promoters, Glasgow Skye Association Pipe Band, said: “Scottish Power is known for […]