St Laurence O’Toole Ready to Thrill North East Concert Audience/ Jimmy McIntosh Challenge Contest

St Laurence O’Toole Pipe Band, from Dublin, are in concert in Aberdeen on Saturday evening, April 27. Entitled ‘Inspired 2024’, the concert marks the return of this sort of gala occasion to north east Scotland, hosted, as before, by the local Bucksburn & District band. SLOT are one of the World’s top outfits, and are generally recognised as an outstanding concert band noted for their innovative approach and inherent musicality. The…

Wheel of Fortune Contest/ Results from London and South East Mini Bands and Solos

The popular Pipe Major’s Wheel of Fortune competition will be held this Sunday, 21 April, at Danderhall Miners Club, Midlothian, at 12 noon. It is promoted by the City of Edinburgh Pipe Band. Admission is £15 and £7.50 (under 16). Invited pipers are: Cameron Drummond, Ben Duncan, Craig Muirhead, John Mulhearn, Angus Nicolson, Ciaren Ross, Craig Sutherland and Callum Wynd. Judges are Ian Duncan and Robert Barnes and the audience. Band…

Draw for UK PB Championships/ Dollar Go Ahead/ American PB Championship

The RSPBA have announced the draw for the first major pipe band championship of the season, the UKs at Bangor, Northern Ireland. The Grade 1 draw for the UKs is as follows: 1 Inveraray 2 Johnstone 3 Police Scotland 4 Closkelt 5 Scottish Power 6 Boghall 7 FMM 8 SLOT 9 Shotts 10 Fife Police. Check out other grades here. In a boost for bands, Dundee, Perth and Angus Branch of the association have confirmed…

Atholl Gathering Latest/ 100 Guineas Results from South Africa

Piping Convenor Jack Taylor has passed on the following update on entries for the popular Atholl Gathering to be held on May 26 at Blair Atholl. Dr Taylor advises: Players should keep an eye on the entry form for the current position. https://forms.gle/JmXjHKpj9AoB19Fd8 C Piobaireachd is full with 25; 4 reserves, room for one more reserve. B Piobaireachd has 24 entries. Will cap at 25, and take five reserves. Light music is…

Donald MacLeod Memorial Results

The Annual Donald MacLeod Memorial Competition was held today (April 5) in Stornoway, isle of Lewis. The competition is organised by the Lewis and Harris Piping Society. A very high standard was reported. Piobaireachd1. Alasdair Henderson, Lament for John Morrison of Assynt House2. Callum Beaumont, Peter James MacInnes’s Lullaby3. Stuart Liddell, A Son’s Salute to his Parents4. Finlay Johnston, Lament for Angus MacPherson of Invershin March, Strathspey & Reel1. Finlay…