Tag: Grade 1

CLASP winners invited to SunBelt solos in 2023

CLASP winners invited to SunBelt solos in 2023

Eric Stein has announced that a new Grade 1 solo invitational contest that will be added to the premier SunBelt Invitational Solo Piping competition next year. The inaugural SunBelt Invitational, aka An Crios Gréine, took place this year on November 12, 2022. The event was won by Callum Beaumont, who […]

One week to go, get your tickets now!

One week to go, get your tickets now!

The Closkelt 2022 concert takes place on Saturday, March 26 at the 400-seat Market Place Theatre in Armagh City, Northern Ireland. The concert will be Closkelt Pipe Band’s first public performance since promotion to Grade 1 in winter 2019. It’s also the first performance with a new back line lead […]

Grade 1 queue

Grade 1 queue

Grade 1 pipe majors wait in turn to receive their prizes at the British Pipe Band Championships in Paisley 2016. Inveraray won first prize that day, with Richard Parkes shown going to collect second prize, followed by Allen Tully, Chris Armstrong, Roddy MacLeod and Ryan Canning respectively.