Tag: Finlay Johnston

Finlay Johnston wins the Silver Chanter in Skye

Finlay Johnston wins the Silver Chanter in Skye

Finlay Johnston was awarded the 2022 Silver Chanter last night, August 3, 2022. This was the 56th year of the competition as it returned home to the Isle of Skye after a four year sojourn at The National Piping Centre in Glasgow. The venue was Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, the Gaelic […]

The Silver Chanter returns to Skye 

The Silver Chanter returns to Skye 

The prestigious Silver Chanter competition will make a welcome return to the Isle of Skye as part of this year’s Piping Live! festival.  The pioneering piping event, now in its 56th year, is the annual invitational Piobaireachd competition that was established by Dame Flora MacLeod, the 28th Chief of MacLeod, alongside John MacFadyen […]

Donald MacLeod Memorial Competition cancelled

Donald MacLeod Memorial Competition cancelled

This year’s Pipe Major Donald MacLeod MBE Memorial Piping Competition has been cancelled, Bagpipe.news has learned. Organisers, The Lewis & Harris Piping Society, cite the uncertainty of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The competition had been due to take place at the Caladh Inn, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis on Friday, April […]

Callum Beaumont competing at the online 2020 Silver Chanter.

Callum Beaumont wins 2021 Donald MacDonald Cuach

Callum Beaumont from Bo’ness, Scotland was the winner tonight at the 2021 Donald MacDonald Cuach. Callum, pictured, played Donald MacDonald’s setting of Cumha Mhic a h-Arasaig (MacKintosh’s Lament). The competition was held online for the first time in the event’s 35 years with the five pipers playing from their respective […]

Stellar lineup for 2020  Glenfiddich

Stellar lineup for 2020 Glenfiddich

The 10 invitees to compete at the 2020 Glenfiddich Solo Piping Championships have been confirmed. The pipers who will take to the stage – and, in brackets, the number of times they have won the overall title – are: • Finlay Johnston (2)• Callum Beaumont • Jack Lee (2)• Roddy […]

Tommy Johnston, 1955-2020

Tommy Johnston, 1955-2020

Tommy Johnston died in hospital on Tuesday night after a short illness. He was 65. Tommy was an immensely popular figure in piping and piping band circles. In the mid-1990s he set up Pipe Dreams with fellow ScottishPower Pipe Band member, Ronnie McShannon. The two launched their popular Ezeedrone drone […]

Glenfiddich going pay-per-view for 2020

Glenfiddich going pay-per-view for 2020

The Glenfiddich, considered to be the most prestigious event in the solo piping calendar, will go ahead this year as planned. The event itself, however, will take place at Blair Castle behind closed doors, with the public invited to join through a pay-per-view online stream on the day. The date […]