Tag: Piping Times

History of the Argyllshire Gathering: the 1990 competition

History of the Argyllshire Gathering: the 1990 competition

• PART 55 • BY JEANNIE CAMPBELL MBE. In 1990 the Argyllshire Gathering was held on August 22 and 23. The first obvious change was to the programme. The cover design of the fiery cross and clan banners for the Games programme had been in use since 1979, with a […]

History of the Argyllshire Gathering: the 1989 competition

History of the Argyllshire Gathering: the 1989 competition

• PART 54 • BY JEANNIE CAMPBELL MBE. In 1989 the Argyllshire Gathering reverted to two days, August 23 and 24. Entry to the Gold Medal had been expanded to include those selected on merit by the Joint Committee of the Argyllshire Gathering and Northern Meeting so the number of […]

Early years of the Glenfiddich: Grant’s Championship 1977

Early years of the Glenfiddich: Grant’s Championship 1977

The 50th Glenfiddich Piping Championship is only two days away on October 29, 2023, and one can only hope it matches or exceeds “the best one yet” accolade that Seumas MacNeill gave to the 1977 Championship in his Piping Times report. However, in Seumas’s report below the reader will find […]

History of the Argyllshire Gathering part 47

History of the Argyllshire Gathering part 47

• 1982 • BY JEANNIE CAMPBELL MBE. There were no set tunes in 1982. Competitors for the Senior event were to submit twelve tunes, for the Gold Medal eight tunes and the Silver six tunes. The list of tunes submitted was published and showed a total of 101 different pieces. […]

The National Piping Centre archives are now online

The National Piping Centre archives are now online

In summer 1997, the The National Piping Centre released its first ever publication, which was called Notes. It was an eight-page, single-colour newsletter which was mainly promoting activities attached to the fledgling Piping Centre, which was only one year old at that time. The Notes publication eventually grew into a […]

18th century heirloom in TNPC museum

18th century heirloom in TNPC museum

Bagpipe.news was recently contacted by Mr Norman Welz of Baden-Baden, Germany, to tell us about the story of his historic pipes and thought it would be of interest to our readers. Norman donated his family heirloom to the College of Piping in 2012 and the instrument has since been transferred […]

Summer school in Tokyo. Dr Masame Yamane is fourth from the left

The first piper in Japan

Dr Masami Yamane, who founded the Tokyo Pipe Band in 1975, and is credited as being the first piper in Japan, died in February 2022 aged 91.

Memories of the Eagle Pipers’ contest

Memories of the Eagle Pipers’ contest

By Jeannie Campbell MBE The recent article about the Eagle Pipers gave only a brief mention to the Open competitions run by the Society. For me, and perhaps for others, my only contact with the Eagle Pipers came from attending the annual competition, which at the time was one of […]