September 26, 2022

New Zealand’s Jenny Mair Highland Square set for return December 10th for 41st running of country’s second-biggest pipe band event

New Zealand was able to weather the pandemic storm better than most piping and drumming-rich countries around the world, even though the annual Jenny Mair Highland Square Day competitions had to be nixed last year, and now the country’s second-largest pipe band contest will be back December 9-10 in Palmerston
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September 16, 2022

Cape Breton piper-historian Barry Shears releases latest collection: “Legacy”

The well-known piper and piping historian Barry Shears of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, has released his latest work:...
September 14, 2022

Bruce Gandy wins Eagle Pipers Piobaireachd composing contest (exclusive video and manuscript for p|d readers)

Renowned piper Bruce Gandy of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, is the author of the winning piobaireachd in the composing...
September 13, 2022

Andrea Boyd accepts pipe-major role with Grade 3 Ottawa Highlanders

The accomplished Ontario-based piper Andrea Boyd is the new pipe-major of the Grade 3 Ottawa Highlanders. She joins...
September 12, 2022

RSPBA upgrades 19 bands; no downgrades

Perhaps as a gesture of good faith that bands will only improve after returning to competition following two seasons of...
From the archives
April 30, 2002
Prince Charles Wins First Contest as ‘Official’ Grade 1 Band
Takes both MSR and Medley events
This day in history
September 27
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Bruce Gandy - "The Eagle Pipers' Society"

Argyllshire Gathering 2022 - pipers march to the games

P-M Richard Parkes, Field Marshal Montgomery, discusses the band's 2022 World's win

St. Andrew's College Association - Grade 2 set - Maxville 2022

Upcoming events
Army School of Piping & Highland Drumming, Inchdrewer House, Redford Barracks, Edinburgh | October 1, 2022

Captain John Maclellan MBE Piping Championships

Perth, Scotland | October 15, 2022
Glasgow Caledonian University | October 22, 2022
London Caledonian Club, Halkin Street, London, SW1 | November 5, 2022
Gettysburg Room, Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum, 4141 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 | November 12, 2022

What do you think about the pipe band MSR as a Grade 1 competition format?

  • It's run its course. Time to expand medleys.
  • Keep MSRs, but open it to creative arrangements and harmonies.
  • Keep the MSR as it is: traditional.
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