Tag: CLASP

ADHD in an adult piper: a tale of two competitions

ADHD in an adult piper: a tale of two competitions

by VICKIE GRAY. February 2022: CLASP Live Online, Grade 4 I’d better face the wall so I’m not distracted by movement through the window. Oh crap, my sleeve is unbuttoned. I know I’m going to screw up the 3rd part of Lady Lever Park. I always do. I just don’t […]

Results from CLASP at TNPC June 2022

Results from CLASP at TNPC June 2022

The in-person CLASP competition was held at The National Piping Centre on Saturday, June 19. The competition was for adult amateur pipers in Grade 1, 2 and 3 with the option for Grade 4 members to play up in Grade 3 events. Judges were Alastair Dunn and Simon McKerrell. The […]

CLASP Live Online results May 2022

CLASP Live Online results May 2022

Another successful ‘Live Online’ ran on May 7, 2022. The event was run online using Zoom as the platform, and competitors joined from all round the world as the event facilitates all time zones. The competition was sponsored by R.G. Hardie & Co. Following the pandemic, CLASP has introduced a yearly […]

CLASP in-person competition March results

CLASP in-person competition March results

Today, March 26, marked the first CLASP in-person event since January 2020. It took place at The National Piping Centre, Otago Street, Glasgow, March 26. There was a good number of entries across Grades 1, 2 and 3. Thanks to the stewards who kindly volunteered their time, Janette Greenwood & […]

CLASP ‘Live Online’ February results

CLASP ‘Live Online’ February results

The CLASP ‘Live Online’ competition took place over the Zoom platform. Amateur pipers from all over the world joined to compete ‘live’ on Saturday, February 5 and captured their ‘live’ performance using a video recording device which was later sent to the judges. A special mention to the volunteer online […]

CLASP profile: Anna Binder

CLASP profile: Anna Binder

Where are you from and how did you get into piping?I live in Austria, in a village called Zurndorf. Before I started on the pipes, my brother already played the snare drum and one of his friends was playing the pipes. When I was 19 years old, they just decided […]

Lou Lanaro – the last and the first

Lou Lanaro – the last and the first

By Wilson Brown (NPC Piping Instructor and Tuition Co-ordinator) On March 20, 2020, the National Piping Centre (NPC) closed its doors to students and, like most of the world, went into lockdown. The last student to be taught in person was Lou Lanaro, a 72-year-old piper from Collingwood, Ontario. Lou […]

Just one more day …

Just one more day …

Vickie Gray from Nova Scotia is a student of Margaret Dunn at the National Piping Centre (NPC). Last year, feeling ready to compete for the first time, the pottery maker who lives near the town of Lunenburg in the province’s south-west, joined the NPC’s Competition League for Amateur Solo Pipers […]