Tag: CLASP

A CLASP piper profile with Con Houlihan

A CLASP piper profile with Con Houlihan

Today’s member of the Competition League for Amateur Solo Pipers to be featured is Con Houlihan from North Cork in the famous Sliabh Luachra area of Ireland. CLASP is the National Piping Centre’s circuit of graded solo piping competitions for adult amateur pipers. More information can be found on the […]

Congratulations to the 2023 CLASP ‘Live Online’ winners

Congratulations to the 2023 CLASP ‘Live Online’ winners

The Competition for Amateur Solo Pipers offered three ‘Live Online’ competitions in February, May and November of 2023. These competitions are organised by Margaret Houlihan at The National Piping Centre in order to give amateur pipers across the world a chance to compete in the CLASP. The CLASP ‘Live Online’ […]

Results from the first CLASP in-person competition of 2024

Results from the first CLASP in-person competition of 2024

There was a good turn out for the first CLASP in-person competition of 2024 which was held today, Saturday, January 13. The judges were Sandy Cameron (Light Music) and Eireann Iannetta-MacKay. Overall winner Grade 1 – John Frater Overall winner Grade 2 – Donald Morrison Overall winner Grade 3 – Adam Aitchison […]

Results from The CLASP ‘Live Online’ – November 2023

Results from The CLASP ‘Live Online’ – November 2023

By MARGARET HOULIHAN. The most recent CLASP ‘Live Online’ competition took place on November 11, 2023, and Brady Webb was the Grade 1 Overall winner. Brady receives an invitation to compete in a new CLASP online competition called ‘The World Amateur Solo Piping Champion of Champions’, 2024. The new online […]

CLASP Live Online entries close on Sunday

CLASP Live Online entries close on Sunday

This CLASP competition will run on Saturday, November 11, 2023 via the Zoom platform. The closing date for this competition is Sunday, October 22 at midnight (UK Time). Events will be offered to adult amateur pipers graded 1, 2, 3, 4/5 and both Light Music and Piobaireachd events will be […]

What’s on at Piping Live! Wednesday, August 16

What’s on at Piping Live! Wednesday, August 16

Next Wednesday at Piping Live! is another day of wall to wall pipe music with something to suit every taste. There are five pipe band performances on Buchanan Street, including the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Pipes & Drums visiting Glasgow for the day, and a Grade 1 pipe band practice […]

Solo piping results from summer CLASP competitions 2023

Solo piping results from summer CLASP competitions 2023

The Competition League for Amateur Solo Pipers have had three competitions in July at Luss Highland Gathering, Rosneath in Victoria Halls, and most recently at Inveraray Highland Games on Tuesday July 18. Luss Highland Games Grade 1 – Piobaireachd Grade 2 – Piobaireachd Grade 3 – Piobaireachd Grade 1 – […]

Results from the CLASP competition, June 2023

Results from the CLASP competition, June 2023

The Competition League for Amateur Solo Pipers took place on Saturday, June 3, in The National Piping Centre at McPhater Street. The overall winner in Grade 1 was Theo Pratt; Grade 2, Donald Morrison; and Grade 3, James Acheson. The full results were as follows: Grade 1 – Piobaireachd Grade […]

New CLASP worldwide Champion of Champions competition for 2024

New CLASP worldwide Champion of Champions competition for 2024

The World Amateur Champion of Champions Solo Piping Competition will be held on 27th April 2024 The Competition League for Amateur Solo Pipers (The CLASP) was set up by The National Piping Centre in 2003 to give adult amateur pipers a competition platform to compete on, through a series of […]