Tag: Wilson Brown

TNPC Spring Adult Gathering April 25-28

TNPC Spring Adult Gathering April 25-28

The National Piping Centre announce the teachers for the Spring Adult Gathering! Join them for one-to-one lessons, workshops, masterclasses, group lessons and more from a world class teaching line up of – Wilson Brown, Connor Sinclair, Ailis Sutherland, Dr Andrew Bova, Dan Nevans and Danny Hutcheson. There are two timezones, […]

D throw techniques with John Mulhearn

D throw techniques with John Mulhearn

John Mulhearn explained the technical aspects of learning the light and the heavy D throw on day six of the February Piping Challenge. The video can be found on The National Piping Centre’s Facebook page here. On day seven Wilson Brown spoke all about 2/4 March playing, and stressed the […]

Memories of Andrew Pitkeathly / MacDougall Trophy found

Memories of Andrew Pitkeathly / MacDougall Trophy found

After last week’s post on Andrew Pitkeathly appeared, we were contacted by quite a number of readers who wrote of their fond memories of this unassuming piping legend. One of them, Graham Adams from Australia, was a pupil of Andrew’s father, Bob for many years and he came to know […]

Improve your piping this summer

Improve your piping this summer

With the summer holidays upon us what is the piper to do with his/her free time? We have two suggestions: visit some of the piping places in Scotland (if you live in the UK, that’s fairly easy) – and improve your technique and musicality. The second suggestion is also easy. […]

Dan Nevans reviews John Dew’s ‘Pipe Tunes’

Dan Nevans reviews John Dew’s ‘Pipe Tunes’

It’s been a hell of a year for new music. This year, plenty of performers have released new records, new collections and performances on live streams and YouTube recitals. Just in time for Christmas, here comes a collection of tunes titled simply, Pipe Tunes. John Dew, one of our most […]

Important changes to PDQB drumming syllabus

Important changes to PDQB drumming syllabus

The Piping and Drumming Qualifications Board (PDQB) has made changes to the drumming syllabus for both snare and bass/tenor examinations. The changes relate mainly to the performance element of the examination and was implemented to align with the performance requirements of the piping examinations. This work was carried out by […]

Members of the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland sitting their PDQB exams last weekend.

Planning for PDQB examinations

The Piping and Drumming Qualifications Board (PDQB) is the certificating body for a range of qualifications offered jointly by The National Piping Centre (NPC), The Army School of Bagpipe Music and Highland Drumming, The Tri Service Cadet Centre, The Piobaireachd Society and The Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association (RSPBA).  The various qualifications require […]

Young Stars’ success at The National Piping Centre

Young Stars’ success at The National Piping Centre

The National Piping Centre (NPC) this week finished its year-long programme of schools for youngsters under the age of 18 with its autumn Young Stars school. This school had 18 young learners on it, including three who were awarded scholarships from the Matt Brown Scholarship from Govan Schools Pipes and […]

Wilson’s charity walk

Wilson’s charity walk

Wilson Brown, an instructor at The National Piping Centre, has raised over £1,700 for Prostate Cancer UK after taking part in a recent charity walk around Glasgow’s Pollok Park. Wilson, an instructor at The National Piping Centre piped all the way around the route. The former Gold Medallist and Strathclyde […]