September 27, 2022

James L. McWilliams, 1938-2022

Western Canadian piping lost one of its great contributors with the passing of Jim McWilliams in Surrey, British Columbia, on September 23, 2022. McWilliams was many things in his life, including a soldier in the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps, a high school history teacher for 30 years, and an amazing
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September 17, 2022

Angus MacColl retains Springbank Invitational title

Campbeltown, Scotland – September 17, 2022 – The usually annual Springbank Invitational Solo Piping Competition...
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...
From the archives
August 31, 2006
World’s travel chaos remembered
Unhappy memories of the Canberra Burns Club Pipe Band's 2004 trip to Scotland
This day in history
September 28, 1947
Cowal Gathering gives up World Pipe Band Championship title to SPBA.

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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