Tag: Roddy MacLeod

(L. to R.) Mr. Alastair B. Murray (Production Director, William Grant & Sons); Sally Grant Gordon (daughter of William Grant's Chairman, Mr. A. Grant Gordon); Pipe Major Gavin Stoddart and His Grace the Duke of Atholl who presented the prize.

The playing at Blair – a look back at the 1988 Glenfiddich

The late 1980s was a period of transition in piping. In 1987 the 78th Fraser Highlanders became the first overseas pipe band to win the World Pipe Band Championships and in 1988 Ottawa-born Amy Garson would be the first female invited to compete at the Glenfiddich. The 1988 Glenfiddich was […]

Stellar lineup for 2020  Glenfiddich

Stellar lineup for 2020 Glenfiddich

The 10 invitees to compete at the 2020 Glenfiddich Solo Piping Championships have been confirmed. The pipers who will take to the stage – and, in brackets, the number of times they have won the overall title – are: • Finlay Johnston (2)• Callum Beaumont • Jack Lee (2)• Roddy […]

Stuart Letford: a sense of déjà vu

Stuart Letford: a sense of déjà vu

While clearing out my garage last month I stumbled across two boxes. Each was packed with VHS video cassettes – remember them? – of various films and comedies over the years. Mostly from the 1970s and 80s, of course. There were three piping tapes in the box: MacKinnon Productions’ West […]

Finlay MacDonald appointed Artistic Director for Piping Live! 2020

Finlay MacDonald appointed Artistic Director for Piping Live! 2020

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. […]

A fundraising evening for the Eilidh MacLeod Memorial Trust will take place on friday at The National Piping Centre in McPhater Street, Glasgow.

NPC invites applications for Director of Piping and Director of NYPBoS posts

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 […]

Piping Live! 2019 generates £2million to economy of Glasgow

Piping Live! 2019 generates £2million to economy of Glasgow

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 […]

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.

Roddy MacLeod: The sum of all our parts

Roddy MacLeod: The sum of all our parts

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 […]