Piping Live! is fast approaching and it’s great to see the festival returning to the Old Fruitmarket for the Friday night concert on August 12. Located in Candleriggs and starting at 8.30pm, this year we have RURA + Ross Ainslie and and Brighde Chaimbeul who are sure to provide an […]
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Emerging Composers is a fantastic professional development opportunity offering paid commissions for emerging composers creating exciting repertoire from new perspectives for Pipe Band. Now in our second year of the programme, Emerging Composers: 20 Years Young is a fantastic paid opportunity to write for Scotland’s only concert Pipe Band. We […]
Now in its second year of the programme, Emerging Composers: 20 Years Young is a fantastic paid opportunity to write for Scotland’s only concert pipe band. The NYPBS is calling for emerging composers aged 18-25 (or up to 30 if you identify as disabled) from both inside and out of the […]
Hamish Hepburn is a young piper playing with Eabhal who were the 2018 winners of Battle of the Folk Bands at Edinburgh Tradfest. The band offer a blend of Gaelic song and Scottish traditional music on Highland pipes, fiddle, accordion, flute, whistle and guitar. As reported on bagpipe.news on March […]
Piping Live! – Glasgow International Piping Festival is excited to announce a new competition for emerging talent. The competition gives new UK-based acts the chance to compete for a slot on the festival’s popular Street Café Stage and Festival Club. To enter, acts must supply a link to one track […]
On day three of the Challenge Steven Blake, Director of The National Youth Pipe Band, spoke about hand changing and note changing cleanly without any crossing noises.
Steven Blake, pictured, has been appointed as the new Director of the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland (NYPBoS). Blake replaces Alisdair MacLaren who stepped down after a decade in the role to return to Australia. MacLaren was recently appointed the new Pipe Major of Western Australia Police Pipe Band. […]