Tag: Ross Ainslie

Review: The Conundrum: International Piping Night

Review: The Conundrum: International Piping Night

By Stuart Letford The Conundrum: International Piping Night, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, New Auditorium, Glasgow (January 25, 2019) The new auditorium of the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, imaginatively called the, er, New Auditorium, was the venue for this multi-national line-up of pipers brought together by composer, flute player, piper, instructor, […]

Low numbers but high spirits as Lorient marks its 50th

Low numbers but high spirits as Lorient marks its 50th

By Tom Johnstone, Scottish Delegate of the Lorient Interceltique Festival The 50th Lorient Interceltique Festival has gone ahead despite COVID-19. Strict measures have been put in place whereby anyone entering the festival area or venues must produce a certificate – a ‘Pass Sanitaire’ – to prove the person is COVID-free. […]

Stuart Letford: Bliadhna na Cobhid

Stuart Letford: Bliadhna na Cobhid

2020, Bliadhna na Cobhid (the Year of Covid to those unfamiliar with Gaelic), the year that almost all piping activity took place in front of a laptop or Smart phone. Where every competition or band practice began like a seance: “Hello? Can you hear me … can you hear me? […]

SPSL online competition /   New album from Ross Ainslie

SPSL online competition / New album from Ross Ainslie

The details for the Scottish Piping Society of London’s online solo piping competition are now available on its website. The competition will include C Grade ((Piobaireachd and MSR) and Open Amateur categories as well as SPSL member events (Piobaireachd, March, Strathspey and Reel, and 6/8 March). There will be a […]

Ross Ainslie & Ali Hutton: musicians joined and hip

Ross Ainslie & Ali Hutton: musicians joined and hip

Ross Ainslie and Ali Hutton are two of the most talented all-round musicians on the planet. To know that it was the bagpipes that brought them together makes what they do even more remarkable. They started their life-long musical journey as kids in the late Gordon Duncan’s Pitlochry-based Vale of […]

Finlay MacDonald: Mastered – the MMus/MA Traditional Music (Piping)

Finlay MacDonald: Mastered – the MMus/MA Traditional Music (Piping)

By Finlay MacDonald Postgraduate study is a great option for those already at a high, professional standard, looking to further their own musical and creative voice within the world of piping and the wider traditional music scene. This course of study is very much centred on the individual, encouraging artistic […]

Just for Gordon

Just for Gordon

Just for Gordon concert at Celtic Connections 2016. On stage from left is Ian Duncan, Allan MacDonald, Lorne MacDougall, Angus MacColl, Stuart Liddell, Gary West, Ross Ainslie, Alex Duncan and Ali Hutton