Tag: Silver Chanter

The online Silver Chanter: “Just a different kind of pressure”

The online Silver Chanter: “Just a different kind of pressure”

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 […]

Iain Speirs, last year's winner of the Silver Chanter. Photo: Derek Maxwell/Wm Grant Foundation.

Tommy Johnston’s funeral / the 54th Silver Chanter

The funeral of Tommy Johnston will take place on Wednesday, August 12 at Dalnottar Crematorium in Clydebank near Glasgow at 11.30am. Due to restrictions placed on gatherings in Scotland as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, numbers are restricted to 20 people. Therefore, only Tommy’s family will be attendance although […]

Piping Live! 2020 promises to be Piping Hot!

Piping Live! 2020 promises to be Piping Hot!

Piping Live! Glasgow International Piping Festival returns from August 8-16. This year’s festival, based as ever at The National Piping Centre and venues across Glasgow city centre, will be the 17th.  Already confirmed for 2020 is the return of the Silver Chanter invitational solo piping competition. The will be the […]

Linda Gordon, 1934-2019

Linda Gordon, 1934-2019

It is with sadness that we report the passing of Hilary Linda Gordon. She was 85 and had been unwell for a month and died in hospital yesterday afternoon. Many people will have known Linda from her attendance at events such as the Glenfiddich and the Silver Chanter over many […]