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April 2018 Piping Times

April 2018 Piping Times Subscribe Here Bridges have been in the news a lot recently. Firstly, there was an idea of building one across the English Channel to link the UK with France … Some have greeted the news of the College’s incorporation into the National Piping Centre (NPC) as the inevitable result [...]

By | 2018-04-01T00:02:18+00:00 April 1st, 2018|Latest News, Piping Times|Comments Off on April 2018 Piping Times

March 2018 Piping Times – out now

March 2018 Piping Times Subscribe Here Pipe Major Keith Bowes of Johnstone Pipe Band With the last haggis of the season devoured we reflect on the Burns Suppers we attended over the last few weeks and in particular the one held by the Army School of Bagpipe Music and Highland Drumming. [...]

By | 2018-03-01T21:32:37+00:00 March 1st, 2018|General, Latest News, Piping Times|Comments Off on March 2018 Piping Times – out now

February 2018 Piping Times

February 2018 Piping Times Subscribe Here Late last year, Ireland’s uilleann pipes were recognised by UNESCO. The instrument and its music are now on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, a list made up of those elements that help demonstrate the diversity of cultural heritage and raise awareness [...]

By | 2018-01-31T22:33:22+00:00 January 31st, 2018|Latest News, Piping Times|Comments Off on February 2018 Piping Times

December 2017 Piping Times

The quality threshold of master composers such as Duncan Johnstone or Pipe Major Donald MacLeod was very high. We remember hearing the story of how Duncan visited Donald one day in his shop to find him throwing balls of scrunched up paper into a wastebasket full to the brim. Enquiring as to what he was [...]

By | 2017-12-08T13:25:14+00:00 December 8th, 2017|General, Piping Times|Comments Off on December 2017 Piping Times

November 2017 Piping Times

The phrase usually disapprovingly aimed at those who don’t display a poppy on their lapels is the simplistic, “These people died for your freedom; they died so that you can enjoy freedom.” That’s precisely the point. That’s what freedom is. Choosing not to wear a poppy is not pouring scorn on the sacrifice of those [...]

By | 2017-12-08T13:19:25+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|General, Latest News, Piping Times|Comments Off on November 2017 Piping Times

October 2017 Piping Times

October 2017 Piping Times Online advertising is less engaging and , in fact, is more likely to annoy readers. Ads on mobile devices, for exThe streathspeyample, can be so small that readers can’t see them or click on them. There are also further threats in the shape of software that blocks ads … [...]

By | 2017-11-07T10:53:33+00:00 October 5th, 2017|General, Latest News, Piping Times|Comments Off on October 2017 Piping Times

Glenn Brown Joins the College of Piping

Glenn Brown joins the College of Piping In addition to teaching at our Autumn Seasonal School, Glenn Brown is now available for one-to-one and Skype lessons for new students. Glenn, pictured right, has won the Gold Medal at the Northern Meeting, the Marches at the Argyllshire Gathering, and the Dunvegan Medal in Skye. In addition, [...]

By | 2017-11-07T10:53:41+00:00 September 27th, 2017|General, Latest News|Comments Off on Glenn Brown Joins the College of Piping

Pitlochry Games Results

Pitlochry Games, Recreation Ground, Pitlochry – 9th September Ian Duncan leads the Vale on to the Recreation Ground in what was his last official engagement with the Highland Perthshire-based organisation. Ian was joined by his wife Chris, son Alex and daughter Sian at a sunny Pitlochry on Saturday. Pipe bands Grade 2 – [...]

By | 2017-11-07T10:54:16+00:00 September 9th, 2017|General, Latest News, Results|Comments Off on Pitlochry Games Results

September 2017 Piping Times

September 2017 Piping Times .....on reading afresh the Book 1 Tutor book, which he [Seumas MacNeill] wrote with Thomas Pearston in 1952, the logic of the classical physicist is educed, which, when combined with clear and strictly grammatical English, reinforces the principles of how one learns. We can understand why Seumas was an [...]

By | 2017-11-07T10:54:21+00:00 September 3rd, 2017|General, Latest News, Piping Times|Comments Off on September 2017 Piping Times

The College of Piping Tutor 1 New Edition

The College of Piping Tutor 1 New Edition First produced in 1952, this book by the College of Piping's then Joint Principals Seumas MacNeill and Thomas Pearston, is by far the biggest selling book on learning to play the bagpipe ever issued, selling to date around 500,000 copies. This is the book that has guided the progression [...]

By | 2017-11-07T10:54:36+00:00 August 31st, 2017|General, Latest News, Shop|Comments Off on The College of Piping Tutor 1 New Edition
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