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Speirs wins the Donald MacDonald Quaich

Iain Speirs from Edinburgh won the 32nd Donald MacDonald Quaich tonight. The event was held in front of a packed audience in The Stables Restaurant at Armadale Castle, Sleat, Isle of Skye. Allan MacDonald was the sole judge.. Iain's winning tune was The Groat. Speirs last won the competition in 2016. The other invited [...]

By | 2018-06-16T00:33:41+00:00 June 16th, 2018|General, Latest News, Results|Comments Off on Speirs wins the Donald MacDonald Quaich

Cool win for MacColl at scorching Blair Atholl

A cool win for Angus MacColl at a scorching Atholl Gathering Blair Atholl, Sunday, May 27: Angus MacColl at the 2018 Atholl Gathering. Angus MacColl was the Champion Piper today at the Atholl Gathering, the first of the leading outdoor solo competitions A large entry (seven of whom scratched) saw the Benderloch [...]

By | 2018-05-29T11:59:16+00:00 May 28th, 2018|General, Latest News|Comments Off on Cool win for MacColl at scorching Blair Atholl

Silver Chanter line up revealed

Silver Chanter line-up revealed The pipers who will compete this year for the Silver Chanter, are: Callum Beaumont Cameron Drummond Iain Speirs Alasdair Henderson Glenn Brown Angus MacColl Hugh MacCallum will adjudicate. This will be the first time the prestigious invitational solo piping competition has been held at The National Piping Centre., Glasgow The [...]

By | 2018-05-25T19:15:02+00:00 May 25th, 2018|General, Latest News|Comments Off on Silver Chanter line up revealed

Revised date for Uist & Barra confirmed

Callum Beaumont, last years winner of the 'Uist & Barra'. Revised date for Uist & Barra confirmed This year's Glasgow Uist & Barra Association's invitational solo piping competition has been rescheduled for September 29. The event had been cancelled earlier this year due to severe weather. The venue is, as ever, the [...]

By | 2018-04-30T13:12:41+00:00 April 30th, 2018|Latest News|Comments Off on Revised date for Uist & Barra confirmed

NPC is new home for Silver Chanter

National Piping Centre is new home for the Silver Chanter The prestigious invitational solo piping competition, the Silver Chanter, has a new home in Glasgow. Skye Piping Society and The National Piping Centre are pleased to announce that from this year, the Silver Chanter Competition will continue in Glasgow. It will be held at  The National [...]

By | 2018-04-23T22:04:33+00:00 April 19th, 2018|General, Latest News|Comments Off on NPC is new home for Silver Chanter

Atholl Gathering entries

2018 Atholl Gathering entries open The Atholl Gathering once again kicks off the solo piping season next month. The date is Sunday, May 27. Pipers wishing to compete in the Open, B and C grade competitions – ceòl mòr, Open MSR and Hornpipe & Jig – should email Angus Clarke at atholl.gathering.piping@gmail.com by Sunday, May 20. [...]

By | 2018-04-19T11:34:25+00:00 April 19th, 2018|General, Guide to the Games, Latest News|Comments Off on Atholl Gathering entries

Piping hot – the College’s California Summer School

Go west! – the College of Piping California Summer School 2017 By Craig Farley The College of Piping's 2017 California Summer School completed the 46th year as part of the College's programme. Although the school has had different venues over the years, the school has been at the Army and Navy Academy in Carlsbad [...]

By | 2018-04-16T21:47:09+00:00 April 16th, 2018|General, Latest News|Comments Off on Piping hot – the College’s California Summer School

McCready takes the SPA Professional

McCready takes the SPA Professional Gordon McCready was the overall winner of yesterday's Scottish Pipers' Association Professional solo piping competition. The competition was held at the College of Piping, L-R: John Dew, Gordon McCready and Cameron MacDougall at the 2018 SPA Professional solo piping competition. Results: Ceól Mòr – 1. Cameron MacDougall [...]

By | 2018-04-15T08:33:28+00:00 April 15th, 2018|General, Latest News, Results|Comments Off on McCready takes the SPA Professional

Entry forms for Young Piper of the Year 2018

Highlands and Islands Young Piper of the Year Entry forms are now available for the Highlands and Islands Young Piper of the Year competitions. The event is organised by the Uist & Barra Piping Association and takes place at Sgoil Lionacleit school on Benbecula, Western Isles on Thursday, July 19. A ceilidh and prize-giving [...]

By | 2018-04-14T09:01:30+00:00 April 14th, 2018|Entry Forms, General, Latest News|Comments Off on Entry forms for Young Piper of the Year 2018

Set Tunes for 2019 released

The Piobaireachd Society has today released the Set Tunes for 2019 – Senior Competitions: The Finger Lock The Bells of Perth Donald Gruamach’s March Scarce of Fishing The Daughter’s Lament Lament for the Union Lament for John MacDonald, Inverness The Edinburgh Piobaireachd Competitors will submit four of the above tunes, one of which they [...]

By | 2018-04-06T09:01:12+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|General, Latest News|Comments Off on Set Tunes for 2019 released
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