Finlay MacDonald, pictured, a member of staff at the National Piping Centre (NPC) for almost 20 years, has been appointed Artistic Director of this year’s Piping Live! Glasgow International Festival of Piping, the world’s largest bagpipe festival. MacDonald has been involved with the festival’s programming since its inception in 2003. […]
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By Iain MacInnes (From the February 2020 Piping Times) Scotland’s musical roots run deep, and on the evidence of this new CD, have spread far. Recorded in Arlington in Washington State on the west coast of the USA, Westering Home features two distinctive musical strands: the Highland pipe tradition as […]
The National Piping Centre today begins the process to fill two leading roles within its business, that of Director of Piping and Director of the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland. The positions became vacant after the recent resignations of Roddy MacLeod and Alisdair MacLaren in the respective roles. The […]
The 2019 Piping Live! Glasgow International Piping Festival generated over £2million (approximately US$2.67million for the city of Glasgow’s local economy, figures reveal. The figures indicate a modest increase from last year’s event, which generated £1.9 million (approximately US$2.5million) An economic impact report found that the 2019 event welcomed over 33,000 […]
By Stuart Letford I stood on the railway platform waiting for the train. My belly rumbled like a lion’s den. It was the postman’s fault for making me miss breakfast. He was early this morning. Despite this we had our usual intense and inspirational chat. We laughed, we argued. We […]
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.
By Roddy MacLeod MBE Welcome to Bagpipe.News! This is The National Piping Centre’s new information service for the world of piping. We hope that this service will be engaging, entertaining, educational and supportive. Our aspiration is to connect with individuals, bands, innovators, organisers, educators and all those who work towards […]