Tag: CPA

Stuart Letford: The new piping normal

Stuart Letford: The new piping normal

“We will not succeed in navigating the complex environment of the future by peering relentlessly into a rear view mirror. To do so, we would be out of our minds.” – Ken Robinson, Out of Our Minds (Capstone, 2001). Like most of you, I have now spent eight weeks self-isolating. […]

Gill Cairns: Staying connected

Gill Cairns: Staying connected

On the last Saturday in February I played in the Archie Kenneth Quaich in Edinburgh, Scotland. Had I known this would be the last ‘traditional’ competition in Scotland for the foreseeable future I might have hugged my friends a little longer. I would certainly have tried to spend just a […]

Murray Henderson: ceòl mòr journey and destination

Murray Henderson: ceòl mòr journey and destination

I’d like to explore the different approaches to learning ‘appropriate’ material when starting out on the road to achieving a better understanding of Piobaireachd, our classical music. Of course, it applies to light music as well. In any endeavour, anyone wishing to reach the heights (whatever level that may be […]

Deadline for CPA grading applications approaching

Deadline for CPA grading applications approaching

Pipers wishing to be graded for the 2020 competition season must have their applications sent to the Competing Pipers’ Association (CPA) by this Saturday (November 30). The CPA’s grading committee meets on Sunday to review all applications. A spokesman said: “If members/players are late in applying this could result in […]