August 7, 2022

pipes|drums’ guide to Piping Live! – spoiled for choice, the events that particularly caught our eye

Whether in-person or via online streaming, the Piping Live! Glasgow International Piping Festival is the world’s biggest multi-day event specifically about the bagpipe. For the last few years, the festival has had to be mainly or only online, but the 2022 rendition comes roaring back beginning this Sunday for...
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August 3, 2022

Players band together to pay tribute to Shotts 1970 and the first year of the Medley

Led by former Grade 1 leaders David Caldwell and John Scullion, several available pipers and drummers have come...
August 3, 2022

Opinion: The pipe band MSR doesn’t have to mean misery

The numbers don’t lie. The pipe band march, strathspey & reel as we know it is not popular. It’s not...
August 2, 2022

James Duncan MacKenzie wins Dunvegan Medal at Skye Gathering

Portree, Scotland – August 2, 2022 – James Duncan MacKenzie of the Isle of Lewis was the winner of the Dunvegan...
August 2, 2022

Countdown to Captain John Medal on with allocation of tunes and tickets

The venerable Eagle Pipers’ Society are counting down the days until the Captain John. A MacLellan Memorial...
From the archives
May 31, 2008
Fife Constabulary wins first contest
The newly formed Grade 1 Fife Constabulary Pipe Band won its first competition and the first outdoor event of the UK...
This day in history
August 7, 1991
Colin MacLellan wins 2nd consecutive Silver Chanter, Dunvegan, Skye.

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

78th Highlanders (Halifax Citadel) - Grade 1 set - Maxville 2022

Toronto Police - Grade 2 set - Maxville 2022

78th Highlanders (Halifax Citadel) - Grade 1 medley - Maxville 2022

Upcoming events
Lovat Memorial Field, Morar, Scotland | August 7, 2022

Mallaig & Morar Highland Games

Glasgow area TBD | August 8, 2022
National Piping Centre, Glasgow | August 8, 2022
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall | August 9, 2022
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow | August 10, 2022

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