Tag: Wilson Brown

Italian spring piping school on the Adriatic coast

Italian spring piping school on the Adriatic coast

By Wilson Brown • May 25-28, 2023. Despite cancelled flights, delayed flight arrivals, severe floods, lost baggage (Bologna), lost baggage again (Glasgow), the 2023 Italian Spring School proved to be a huge success. This year’s school was held in Misano Adriatico, a small seaside town near to Rimini on the […]

Information for the Masters Solo Piping competition 2023

Information for the Masters Solo Piping competition 2023

This year’s Masters Competition will take place at The National Piping Centre, McPhater Street, Glasgow on August 14. The Piping Convener for the competition has for many years been James Beaton who has decided to step down from this role. It has been widely regarded as a very well organised […]

History of the Argyllshire Gathering part 47

History of the Argyllshire Gathering part 47

• 1982 • BY JEANNIE CAMPBELL MBE. There were no set tunes in 1982. Competitors for the Senior event were to submit twelve tunes, for the Gold Medal eight tunes and the Silver six tunes. The list of tunes submitted was published and showed a total of 101 different pieces. […]

The Uist and Barra competition in Glasgow’s Year of Culture

The Uist and Barra competition in Glasgow’s Year of Culture

On the eve of the Glasgow Uist and Barra Invitational 2023, we look back through the Piping Times archive to the report on the 1990 competition by Jeannie Campbell, and find this was the year that it became an ‘invitational’. It was a year that Glasgow presented it’s cleaned-up, modern, […]

Top quality YouTube content from The Piping Show and the Glenfiddich

Top quality YouTube content from The Piping Show and the Glenfiddich

The most recent episode from The Piping Show features two-time Glenfiddich winner Finlay Johnstone being interviewed by National Piping Centre tutor, and Gold Medal winner, Wilson Brown. Wilson’s questions about Finlay’s humility and self-criticism give an interesting insight into the mind of a top prize-winning piper, and perhaps highlights some […]

CLASP October workshops online and in-person, registrations open now

CLASP October workshops online and in-person, registrations open now

The CLASP workshop weekend will take place both in-person and remotely using the Zoom platform on Friday 7 and Saturday 8, October.  Instructors confirmed to date are John Wilson, John Mulhearn, Wilson Brown, Ailis Sutherland, Connor Sinclair, Margaret Dunn and Andrew Bova. Registrations Open until Wednesday 28th September 2022 (Midnight UK […]

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 […]