PP Editor’s Blog 10/1/15 – Erwan’s funeral added

Erwan Ropars funeral will be held in Quimper Cathedral at 2.30pm this Tuesday, January 13th. Following sales this week, these are the only issues now remaining of paper copies of Pipe Band magazine: July 2003, Oct 2006, Oct 2007, Apr 2010, Jan 2011, Apr 2011, Oct 2011, Jan 2012, Apr 2012, Oct 2012, Jan 2013, April 2013, July 2013, Oct 2013, Jan 2014, Jan 15. Go to the ppresshop. Magazines are free. Charge is for mailing: £1.17 UK, £3.70 Europe, £4.75 RoW. Real journalism is never easy…

Piper of the Year and Hogmanay Parties

Robert Wallace: The winner of our Piper of the Year – chosen by pipingpress.com readers – is P/M Stuart Liddell. Stuart was placed just ahead of P/M Douglas Murray and P/M Richard Parkes. I am sure voters will have been impressed by Stuart’s successes on both the solo and band platforms but more than anything by the brilliance of his playing, and, of course, that of his band, Inveraray & District….

PP Editor’s Blog 19/12/14

Well done to the RSPBA Northern Ireland Branch for supporting the campaign to resist cuts to the arts and culture budget in the Province. As they say, what else can you get for 13p, the estimate of what the budget costs per head of the population. Arts Council Northern Ireland make a big contribution to the pipe band movement in Ulster, and good on them for that. Our arts body,…

New Letters: Trophy Traced/Piobaireachd Comment

The power of pipingpress.com! Within days of mentioning the missing Braemar trophy in the PP Editor’s Blog (12/12/14), it has been traced and will be forwarded to the 2014 recipient. It proves yet again the marketing strength of the internet, and in particular this online magazine. If you are a manufacturer or retailer of piping and pipe band supplies make sure you join our growing band of advertisers who are already reaping the…