Tag: The National Piping Centre

Results from the SPA Professional Competition 2024

Results from the SPA Professional Competition 2024

The Scottish Pipers’ Association professional competition was held at the National Piping Centre yesterday, April 6. Logan Tannock, SPA President, said it was the largest number of competitors they have ever had, and the largest audience also. The event was sponsored by the Piobaireachd Society and the Competing Pipers’ Association. […]

NPC seek four tutors for weekend and after-school Piping Clubs

NPC seek four tutors for weekend and after-school Piping Clubs

The National Piping Centre has just announced an open call for four NPC Piping Club Tutors. Successful applicants will be provided with appropriate training for the role, and gain real-world professional development opportunities throughout the project. This role is for piping tutors with an interest in working with children and young people to engage in high-quality […]

Results from the Duncan Johnstone 2024

Results from the Duncan Johnstone 2024

The Duncan Johnstone Memorial Piping Competition was held today, March 23, at the National Piping Centre in Glasgow. The event was open to B and C Grade members of the Competing Pipers’ Association and attracted a large entry. Despite this, all events were completed by 5.30pm and the prize giving […]

Biggest ever entry for the Duncan Johnstone tomorrow at the NPC

Biggest ever entry for the Duncan Johnstone tomorrow at the NPC

The Duncan Johnstone Competition will once again be held at the National Piping Centre in Glasgow tomorrow, Saturday, March 23. Such is the popularity of this competition that both National Piping Centre venues, Otago Street and McPhater Street, will host various events for B and C Grade members of the […]

Date set for Uist and Barra Invitational solo competition 2024

Date set for Uist and Barra Invitational solo competition 2024

The Glasgow Uist and Barra Invitational Annual Piping Competition will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2024. The competition returns to the National Piping Centre at Otago Street, G12 8JH, in Glasgow’s West End. The Glasgow Uist & Barra Association will issue invitations to 14 pipers using the criteria set […]

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Robert Burns and the bagpipe

The national poet and the national instrument By Dr VIVIEN ESTELLE WILLIAMS With Robert Burns as the national poet of Scotland, and the bagpipe as the national instrument, it comes as no surprise that there should be a narrative connecting them. This article examines the presence of the bagpipe in […]

The Balvenie Medal nomination process for 2024 

The Balvenie Medal nomination process for 2024 

The William Grant Foundation and The National Piping Centre invite nominations for the Balvenie Medal for 2024. The Balvenie Medal for services to piping is awarded annually, subject to a suitable candidate being identified, and is presented at the Glenfiddich Piping Championships, which take place at Blair Castle in Perthshire, […]