PP Video Archive

This is where readers will find interesting piping and pipe band footage from both times past and the modern era. We will do our best to ensure the quality is what you expect from Piping Press. If you have any film or movie shots you’d like included please forward to the usual address. For tuition videos please click here. This free video facility is made possible by your support for our advertisers and the Piping Press Shop.

This footage from the 1995 Northern Meeting is courtesy the late Owen Nash, Manchester:

Journalist and musician Erik Spence filmed this excerpt of a BBC programme on the 1982 National Mod held in Portree, Skye. It shows PP Editor Robert Wallace playing part of a march, strathspey and reel. Erik made the film using a handheld video camera:

P/M Richard Parkes leads his Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band from Glasgow Green after he secured his record-equalling 12th Worlds….

This video features Dr Roddy Ross (1921-2016) giving a talk to the Piobaireachd Society Conference at Fisher’s Hotel, Pitlochry, in 2009. Dr Ross looks at the origins of ceòl mòr and what drove the MacCrimmons to compose their masterpieces…..

A slideshow depicting the life and times of P/M Donald MacLeod. The music is MacCrimmon’s Sweetheart played on the clarsach by Simon Chadwick and recorded at the Piobaireachd Society Conference in 2016:

Some shots from the 2016 Uist & Barra:

Sound of the Waves Against the Castle of Duntroon played by Donald McBride:

Duncan MacGillivray at the 2015 Iain Dall MacKay Memorial playing part of the Unjust Incarceration…..

This is video is from a programme made by Scottish Television in 1991 of the Uist & Barra Professional Piobaireachd. It features many of today’s piping personalities in their younger day including the winner Robert Wallace, Andrew Wright, Roderick MacLeod, William McCallum, Ronald MacShannon and Allan MacDonald:

The Highland village of Ullapool comes to a halt for the funeral of Pipe Major Alasdair Gillies:

Argyllshire Gathering Through the Ages – a slideshow featuring many of the great names in piping:

Robert Wallace plays the ground of the piobaireachd Too Long in this Condition which was part of the Piobaireachd Society’s ‘Lockdown Challenge’ in 2020:

Dave Mason plays his winning tune in a competition for a 6/8 march for Aberdeen war hero John Cruikshank VC:

Patrick Molard plays the ground of Lament for the Children from Donald MacDonald’s MS:

Iain Speirs performing at the 2015 Piobaireachd Society Conference in a tribute to Donald MacPherson his teacher:

The mach to the games at Oban…an annual ritual at the Argyllshire Gathering, the parade led by the previous day’s Gold Medallist; years covered 2019, 2011:

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