Tag: Glenn Brown

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 […]

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 […]

Glenn Brown crossing the Minch in January

Glenn Brown crossing the Minch in January

The Lewis and Harris Piping Society has announced details of its second recitalist in its winter recital programme. Callum Beaumont, the 2019 Bratach Gorm winner, gave a memorable first recital for the society on November 9. Glenn Brown, the Canadian now domiciled in Glasgow and who who won the Piobaireachd […]

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 […]

Glenn Brown

Glenn Brown

These photos of Glenn Brown were taken for a Q&A and cover of Piping Today #74 in 2015. In the Q&A Glenn was asked: What would you do differently if you knew you wouldn’t be judged? And he answered: “Honestly, probably nothing. I would still approach a performance the same […]

Paddy’s Milestone Pipers

Paddy’s Milestone Pipers

In the summer of 2016, Glenn Brown took a boat trip from Girvan harbour in Ayrshire with two of his piping students, Jimmy Wyllie and Dorothy Moodie. They sailed to Ailsa Craig and formed the Paddy’s Milestone Pipers – for one day only. Ailsa Craig has long been known for […]

Preposterous – Tales to Follow

Preposterous – Tales to Follow

A Memoir by Bill Livingstone. In the introduction to this book, Livingstone quotes David Sedaris saying: “A memoir is the last place you’d expect to find the truth.” This well thought out and classy statement sets up the understatement and humility I have found in these pages. I have a […]