Inveraray Games Cancelled

One of the biggest Highland Games on the piping calendar, Inveraray, has been cancelled because of uncertainty over the lifting of lockdown. Piping Convenor James Beaton: ‘A quick note to let you know that Inveraray will not take place this year. We are now looking to 19 July 2022 for the restart.’ Inveraray’s decsion follows that of a host of our Games, though most of these are in the May/June…

UK & British Pipe Band Championships 2021 Cancelled

RSPBA: In response to the current Coronavirus outbreak (CoVid-19), we have made the decision to cancel the 2021 United Kingdom Pipe Band Championships in Lurgan originally scheduled for Saturday 12 June. Our decision is based on the latest guidance from the Scottish and Northern Ireland Governments, as well as advice taken from our key partners. Please note this championship will not be rescheduled in 2021. On the British: In line…

Chris Earl Resigns from Pipe Bands Australia

Resignation letter: ‘Pipe Bands Australia, as with any organisation, should and must always be in the collective best interests of all members. To serve those members in the advancement of aspirations and by giving a voice to the many who prefer making music to attending meetings dictates that individual sacrifices are made of a vocational, personal and financial nature – without hesitation – in honouring the principles and tenets of…

CPA Online Competition 2020 Results

The Competing Pipers’ Association have sent this: The results of the C grade round of the CPA Online Competition are as follows: C Grade Piobaireachd – 40 competed1st – Bradley Parker2nd – Scott Armstrong3rd – Chris Gray4th – Luke Kennedy5th – Brodie Watson-MasseyJudges: Patricia Henderson & Bob Worrall C Grade MSR – 47 competed1st – Bradley Parker 2nd – Luke Kennedy 3rd -AlexGehrig 4th – Teddy Krogh 5th – Andrew…

Finlay is Head Teacher at NPC

Helen Urquhart of the National Piping Centre marketing department has sent this: The Board of the National Piping Centre is delighted to announce that Finlay Johnston will step into the new role of Head Piping Teacher at The National Piping Centre from 1st July 2020. Finlay has worked with the Centre since 2015 but has been part of the Centre’s development, attending schools and teaching here throughout his piping career….