Tag: Fred Morrison

Winter Storm concert free to view on Facebook

Winter Storm concert free to view on Facebook

The Winter Storm weekend came to a conclusion on Saturday, January 14, with a spectacular concert line-up of top class piping and drumming performers. The concert programme lists them as: Alastair Lee; Roddy MacLeod; Callum Beaumont; Dollar Academy Pipe Band; Craig Muirhead; Matt MacIsaac; Stephen Creighton; Jake Jørgensen; Reid Maxwell; […]

Solo piping results from London and the Bratach Gorm

Solo piping results from London and the Bratach Gorm

The Scottish Piping Society of London have announced this evening that Bruce Gandy is the 2022 winner of the Bratach Gorm and Fred Morrison is the overall winner. The full results are as follows: An Bratach Gorm Bruce Gandy (The Unjust Incarceration) Iain Speirs (Colin Roy Mackenzie’s Lament) Alan Bevan […]

Tickets available for the Glenfiddich Piping Championship on October 29

Tickets available for the Glenfiddich Piping Championship on October 29

Ten of the world’s greatest solo pipers will compete in this year’s Glenfiddich Piping Championship, as the renowned competition returns to the spectacular Blair Castle on Saturday, October 29. Competing this year are defending champion Jack Lee, Dollar’s Callum Beaumont, Glasgow-based Canadian piper Glenn Brown, Jamie Forrester from London, Canadian […]

The Glenfiddich Championship 2022 pipers and tickets

The Glenfiddich Championship 2022 pipers and tickets

The 49th Glenfiddich Piping Championship will take place on Saturday, October 29, 2022. The event is held annually at Blair Castle in Blair Atholl, Perthshire, and is organised by The National Piping Centre and funded through the William Grant Foundation. The 2022 competitors have been chosen from the list of […]

CLASP profile: Mariko Arimoto

CLASP profile: Mariko Arimoto

Our third member of the Competition League for Amateur Solo Pipers (CLASP) to be profiled is Mariko Arimoto. Where are you from and how did you get into piping?I am from Japan and I started learning the pipes when I was 20 while I was studying at the University of Stirling […]

Alistair’s tune for the Forgotten Men / Fred’s book

Alistair’s tune for the Forgotten Men / Fred’s book

Pipe Major Alistair Duthie, formerly of The Black Watch, has composed a tune in memory of the 14th Army, the multi-national force that comprised units from the Commonwealth countries of Great Britain during the Second World War. The 14th Army – dubbed the Forgotten Army because its operations in the […]

The online Silver Chanter: “Just a different kind of pressure”

The online Silver Chanter: “Just a different kind of pressure”

As we reported on Tuesday, this year’s Pipe Major Donald MacLeod MBE Memorial Piping Competition will take place behind closed doors at the National Piping Centre (NPC) and broadcast online at a later date. Last month’s Silver Chanter competition was the first major solo event to take place in a […]

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 […]