Tag: NYPBS

Emerging Composers 2023 – apply now! 

Emerging Composers 2023 – apply now! 

Emerging Composers is a fantastic professional development opportunity offering paid commissions for emerging composers creating exciting repertoire from new perspectives for The National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland. Now in our third year of the programme, Emerging Composers offers paid commissions to write for NYPBS – Scotland’s only concert pipe […]

NYPBS trainee tutors – apply now!

NYPBS trainee tutors – apply now!

The National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland is seeking to appoint seven trainees to support the delivery of their outreach programme, as well as their three National Bands this year. Each trainee will gain real world professional development opportunities throughout NYPBS 2023-24 year of activity. These are entry-level positions for […]

See the NYPBS end of year concert at the Usher Hall in April 2023

See the NYPBS end of year concert at the Usher Hall in April 2023

Join the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland on April 2, 2023, at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh to celebrate their 20th anniversary. The concert will feature special guests Ross Ainslie and Ali Hutton. The NYPBS is a charitable project ran by The National Piping Centre, to create unique individual […]

Stuart Liddell tribute to Ian Duncan and his music

Stuart Liddell tribute to Ian Duncan and his music

Pipe Major Stuart Liddell of Inveraray & District Pipe Band paid tribute to Ian Duncan in the build up to the Names and Places annual pipe band concert at Celtic Connections on February 4, 2023. Details of the concert, and other Celtic Connections concerts, and how to buy tickets can […]

Steven Blake discusses the NYPBS on the Piping Show

Steven Blake discusses the NYPBS on the Piping Show

The Director of The National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland, Steven Blake, is interviewed by Dr Andrew Bova in the first Piping Show of 2023. Steven is also a member of trad band Rura, and brings a wealth of piping and performance experience from his time travelling and gigging with […]

Lorne MacDougall and Iain MacInnes discuss the CC23 pipe band concert

Lorne MacDougall and Iain MacInnes discuss the CC23 pipe band concert

The preparations for the annual piping concert on February 4 are really cranking up with the various strands of musicians coming together in rehearsals. In the two youtube videos below, Lorne MacDougall and Iain MacInnes discuss the tribute to Pipe Major Ian Duncan, the significance of the Names and Places […]

Free Pipe Band Workshops in Dumfries & Galloway with the NYPBS

Free Pipe Band Workshops in Dumfries & Galloway with the NYPBS

This autumn, the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland is running a weekend of workshops for young pipers and drummers in Dumfries & Galloway. With so many creative opportunities in Scotland’s central belt, the band wanted to reach beyond that and take their programme to local tutors and make a […]