Highlands & Islands Festival 2024 Senior & Junior Results

Another successful competition was held in the Oban High School today, Saturday, May 4, with healthy entries in most competitions. Sponsors included the Piobaireachd Society, RG Hardie & Co, McCallum Bagpipes and the Competing Pipers’ Association. P/A Ceol Mor for Cooper Salver (1st) and Dugald MacColl Memorial Trophy (2nd).1 Angus J MacColl, I Got a Kiss of the King’s Hand 2 Angus MacPhee, Lament for MacSwan of Roaig3 Calum Watson,…

Draws Announced for British Pipe Band Championship

The second Major Championship of 2024, the British, will be held at Forres, Moray, on June 8. This will be the first British for two years. There was no contest last year due to the sponsor’s financial difficulties. The winners in 2022 were Inveraray under P/M Stuart Liddell. They were placed second by both piping judges but won drumming and ensemble. Second placed Field Marshall won first from both piping…

Highlands & Islands Festival Draws and Judges Announced

Piping Convenor Iain Hurst has announced details of the important Highlands & islands Festival senior piping competitions to be held in Oban High School this Saturday, May 4. Sponsors included the Piobaireachd Society, RG Hardie & Co, McCallum Bagpipes and the Competing Pipers’ Association. There have been several withdrawals; the lists below are accurate as of today, May 2. Organisers are the Netherlorn Piping Society. P/A Ceol Mor (9am, four…

Society Announce Line Up for Showpiece Annual Recital

The Piobaireachd Society has announced the following pipers for its annual gala concert held each summer in Edinburgh. The pipers are Iain Speirs, Edinburgh, Dr Jack Taylor, Aboyne, Matt Pantaleoni, St Louis , Missouri, and Cameron May, Dillarburn, Lanarkshire. The venue is Edinburgh University’s beautiful St Cecilia’s Hall just off the Royal Mile. The date is August 11. Iain is one of the outstanding players of piobaireachd in world piping….

Set of Silver Naill Pipes for Sale/ Victoria Piping Results

Seller Katrina Harris: I am selling a high quality set of pipes by David Naill and Co. They are the DN4A model, African Blackwood, fully combed and beaded with imitation ivory projecting mounts and hallmarked Sterling silver ferrules, slides and ring caps. The set also has closed end ferrules on the centre and top joints, and a full plain solid silver mouthpiece. They were my brother’s but he can now no longer play after…