Piping Live! Thursdays are always very busy around the The National Piping Centre and Street Cafe. Heat four of Pipe Idol, and the final, take place on Thursday and no doubt the Street Cafe and NPC auditorium will be packed for both. Get your tickets for the final early, or […]
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Pipe Idol is a flagship event of the Piping Live! festival and has been very popular with the Street Cafe audience for many years. The photos below show it started life as a busking event on the streets of Glasgow for young pipers in 2004, but it has become one […]
As we reported on Tuesday, this year’s Pipe Major Donald MacLeod MBE Memorial Piping Competition will take place behind closed doors at the National Piping Centre (NPC) and broadcast online at a later date. Last month’s Silver Chanter competition was the first major solo event to take place in a […]
The current Grade 2 Champion of Champions, Closkelt Pipe Band is hosting a concert this spring in Armagh, Northern Ireland. The band was promoted to Grade 1 last September. The concert, entitled ‘2020 Vision’, will take place at the Market Place Theatre in Armagh in County Armagh. Field Marshal Montgomery […]
We kick off today with an appeal for a unique practice chanter. June Ross, a relation of Pipe Major George MacKenzie, Seaforth Highlanders, wishes for the return of the instrument. Unfortunately, we do not have a photograph of it. June says: “It was presented to my great uncle by the […]
The Scottish Pipers’ Association’s (SPA) annual competition for professional pipers took place today. A good entry competed in the various grades across The National Piping Centre’s two campuses in Glasgow. The A Grade competitions took place at Otago Street while the B and C Grade competitions took place at McPhater […]
Heat 3 sees of the Scottish Pipers’ Association’s prestigious knockout series for the Piping Times Trophy sees Steven Leask take on Sarah Muir. The series was began in 1964 by Seumas MacNeill and the trophy was given by the Piping Times. Duncan Johnstone was the first winner.