National Piping Centre 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 | 2018-04-21T12:42:12+00:00 April 19th, 2018|General, Latest News|Comments Off on National Piping Centre 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

Hector MacLean’s winning tune rediscovered

Hector MacLean's winning tune rediscovered It is the tune that beat Donald MacLeod's Knightswood Ceilidh and John MacLellan's Allan Rowan of Port Appin in a post-war composing competition … then disappeared. This month's Piping Times carries the story of  Pipe Major Hector MacLean's winning tune, The Knightswood Highlanders. MacLean, who died in 1974, submitted [...]

By | 2018-03-18T18:40:29+00:00 March 18th, 2018|General, Latest News|Comments Off on Hector MacLean’s winning tune rediscovered

National Piping Centre and College to join forces

National Piping Centre and College of Piping to join forces The Boards of The College of Piping and The National Piping Cente are pleased to announce that they have agreed, in principle, that The College of Piping will transfer its charitable and commercial activities to The National Piping Centre.  This will create one single [...]

By | 2018-03-18T10:54:41+00:00 March 6th, 2018|General, Latest News|Comments Off on National Piping Centre and College to join forces

Skye Games – date and entry details

Skye Games 2018 This year's Skye Games solo piping competitions will take place on August 7 and 8. Entry forms for the Dunvegan Medal and light music competitions will be accepted in the two months between the beginning of April and the end of May. Entries are restricted to 25 competitors. A list of [...]

By | 2018-03-03T16:39:11+00:00 March 3rd, 2018|Entry Forms, General, Latest News|Comments Off on Skye Games – date and entry details

Uist & Barra cancelled due to severe weather

Uist & Barra cancelled due to the severe weather The severe weather conditions in Scotland have claimed their first major piping scalp with the cancellation of this Saturday's invitational Uist & Barra competition. Fifteen of the world's top pipers were set to compete at the College of Piping. The Glasgow Uist and Barra Association [...]

By | 2018-03-01T21:31:25+00:00 March 1st, 2018|General, Latest News|Comments Off on Uist & Barra cancelled due to severe weather
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