October 2, 2022

Johnston, Liddell big winners at Capt. John Memorial

Edinburgh – September 30, 2022 – The annual Captain John A. MacLellan Memorial Solo Piping Competition returned and saw Finlay Johnston of Glasgow win the Premier Grade Piobaireachd Medal and, along with it, an invitation to the separately run Captain John MacLellan Medal Competition-Recital. Sarah Muir of Irvine,...
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September 21, 2022

“Pretty cool!” – Inverness Gold Medal finally gets to Nick Hudson at surprise presentation

While Nick Hudson was performing “Lament for the the Laird of Anapool” on the Eden Court Theatre stage at...
September 20, 2022

RSPBA attempts to level the Grade 1 playing field . . . with MSRs

The Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association’s Music Board & Standards and Grading Group has changed the rule for...
September 19, 2022

Piping and drumming excellence on full display as Queen Elizabeth II laid to rest

Millions, if not billions, of people around the world watched as Queen Elizabeth II was laid to rest in a five-hour...
September 18, 2022

Pipe-pipe, pipe and drum high school: Blairgowrie looking to expand with drumming instructor

The success of the piping and drumming teaching programming at Blairgowrie High School and various primary schools in...
From the archives
November 30, 2006
Is the current sale of World’s recordings legal? A pipes|drums investigation
Almost from the time that mobile sound equipment was invented, pipe band competitions have been recorded . . .
This day in history
October 3
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Double Gold Medallists 2022 - Jamie Forrester and Nick Hudson on their historic success

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

Upcoming events
Perth, Scotland | October 15, 2022

Royal National Mod

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
Palmerston North, New Zealand | December 10, 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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