Tag: The National Piping Centre

Dan says mind your beeswax to begin the February Piping Challenge

Dan says mind your beeswax to begin the February Piping Challenge

Dan Nevans kickstarted The National Piping Centre’s February Piping Challenge yesterday at 6pm with a 25 minute livestream on the topic of Getting your pipes going. Dan presentation was very entertaining, often with an interesting turn of phrase, and his main point in all the advice he shared was the […]

Join the February Piping Challenge at 6pm tonight

Join the February Piping Challenge at 6pm tonight

The National Piping Centre is asking pipers to take part in the February Piping Challenge in preparation for the 2023 piping season. The month-long Challenge will encourage players of all levels to get the pipes out the box, and tonight Dan Nevans will focus on making your pipes sound great […]

Four days to enter the first CLASP competition of 2023

Four days to enter the first CLASP competition of 2023

The first CLASP competition of 2023 will be an in-person event held at The National Piping Centre’s West End venue at Otago Street, on Saturday January 14. This competition is for adult amateur pipers in Grades 1, 2 and 3 with the option for Grade 4 members to play up […]

The Weekend Piping Club bookings now open for January 7, 2023

The Weekend Piping Club bookings now open for January 7, 2023

The National Piping Centre’s Weekend Piping Club provides small group piping and chanter lessons for under 17 year olds. The classes are offered on a Saturday and a Sunday morning through the school term time in 12 week blocks. The next term starts on Saturday January 7 and runs to […]

Ailis Sutherland chats to Finlay MacDonald on The Piping Show

Ailis Sutherland chats to Finlay MacDonald on The Piping Show

This week’s episode of The Piping Show sees Ailis Sutherland chat to Finlay MacDonald about her young piping tuition, playing in solo and band competition, winning the Worlds with Shotts and Dykehead Pipe Band and her musical pathway through higher education. Ailis now is an employee with The National Piping […]

Traditional music sessions resume tonight in The Pipers’ Tryst

Traditional music sessions resume tonight in The Pipers’ Tryst

Weekly traditional music sessions begin this evening, Tuesday, October 18, from 6-9pm in The Pipers’ Tryst at The National Piping Centre. From next week, on October 24, they move to a regular Monday night session from 6-9pm, and are also planned for Monday, October 31 and November 7. Check on […]

Thunderstruck the play in Glasgow on Thursday and Friday

Thunderstruck the play in Glasgow on Thursday and Friday

By JOHN SLAVIN. David Colvin’s critically acclaimed and award-winning play about Gordon Duncan, Thunderstruck, returns to The National Piping Centre on Thursday and Friday of this week, October 13 and 14 with tickets available here. I was lucky enough to be there when it first came to Glasgow at Piping […]

The Glenfiddich Championship 2022 pipers and tickets

The Glenfiddich Championship 2022 pipers and tickets

The 49th Glenfiddich Piping Championship will take place on Saturday, October 29, 2022. The event is held annually at Blair Castle in Blair Atholl, Perthshire, and is organised by The National Piping Centre and funded through the William Grant Foundation. The 2022 competitors have been chosen from the list of […]

Commercial Director of The National Piping Centre

Commercial Director of The National Piping Centre

The Board of The National Piping Centre (NPC) wishes to appoint a Commercial Director on a full time basis to succeed the current Commercial Director, who wishes to retire. The NPC is a charity established to promote and encourage the study of the music and history of the Highland Bagpipe. […]