Tag: Fred Morrison

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 […]

Piping Live! 2020 promises to be Piping Hot!

Piping Live! 2020 promises to be Piping Hot!

Piping Live! Glasgow International Piping Festival returns from August 8-16. This year’s festival, based as ever at The National Piping Centre and venues across Glasgow city centre, will be the 17th.  Already confirmed for 2020 is the return of the Silver Chanter invitational solo piping competition. The will be the […]

Pipe Idol 2019 contestants announced

Pipe Idol 2019 contestants announced

The 16 pipers aged 21 and younger who will compete at Piping Live! in August for the title of Pipe Idol 2019 have been announced. There are four rounds, each with four pipers, held at 15:30 on Monday-Thursday of the festival. Contestants are required to play an MSR, a Hornpipe […]