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Gill Cairns and Bob Low: The view from the other side of the lens

Gill Cairns and Bob Low: The view from the other side of the lens

The whole experience on online piping competitions is something many of us are quickly getting used to. For those who haven’t experienced this, CLASP member Gill Cairns and CLASP alumnus Bob Low recount their recent experiences ‘stewarding’ at two of them. We will follow this with the experiences of competitors. […]

Gill Cairns: Staying connected, part 2

Gill Cairns: Staying connected, part 2

A few months ago, as Covid-19 was making its way around the world, I wrote here about the emergence of online competitions. Most countries were in lockdown and I, and my fellow ‘CLASPies’, had just competed in the world’s first live online competition. It was organised by the National Piping […]

Famous pipers: John A. MacLellan

Simply put, Captain John A. MacLellan MBE (1921-1991) was one of the most important pipers of the 20th century. A military man, he joined the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders as a boy piper in 1936. In 1941, he was appointed Pipe Major of the 9th Battalion, Queen’s Own Highlanders: he […]

CLASP Workshop Weekend

Aims of the workshop weekend are: To create a relaxed learning environment for adult amateur pipers and enthusiastic pipers with an interest in competition solo piping Introduce/refine new Piobaireachd set tunes Deliver Masterclasses on Light Music Improve Tuning Improve Technique Focus on Performance Presentation and Preparation Introduce other interesting and […]

CLASP Workshop Weekend

Aims of the workshop weekend are: To create a relaxed learning environment for adult amateur pipers and enthusiastic pipers with an interest in competition solo piping Introduce/refine new Piobaireachd set tunes Deliver Masterclasses on Light Music Improve Tuning Improve Technique Focus on Performance Presentation and Preparation Introduce other interesting and […]

Results from Inveraray

Results from Inveraray

Updated with CLASP results. – It was a humid and dry day today in Inveraray in glorious Argyll for the annual Inveraray Highland Games. In the Ceòl Mòr competitions, Cameron MacDougall from Nigg took the A Grade trophy, John Dew the B Grade trophy, while young Brodie Watson-Massey Andrew Hutton […]

Gill Cairns competing in a CLASP competition at Inveraray in 2016.

Draw for CLASP contests

The draw has been made for The National Piping Centre’s CLASP competitions at next month’s Scottish highland games. The games are Luss, Balloch, Rosneath and Inveraray: LUSS – Saturday, July 6.Piobaireachd (commences at 10.30am but check with steward on the day)Grade 3 – 1. Hector Thomson; 2. Megan Kenney; 3. […]