‘A competition to find Scotland’s next superstar young composer and an iconic new tune for our national instrument has launched today ‘Piping Hit 2018′. Youngsters across Scotland are being asked whether they think they have the x factor and to compose a hit tune suitable for the great Highland bagpipe.
‘The competition is open to every school pupil in Scotland. Music charity organisers, the Scottish Schools Pipes and Drums Trust (SSPDT), want to showcase some of Scotland’s young musical talent whilst also helping to create some great new Scottish tunes.
‘ “The winner of Piping Hit 2018 will receive £250 as well as £1000 for their school’s music department. The winning tune will also be performed at the Scottish Schools Pipe Band Championships in March 2018 – the world’s largest competition of its type.”