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 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...
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...
From the archives
March 31, 2007
Agnew-Harrison Solo Drumming goes to Graham Brown
Graham Brown of Milton, Ontario, was the winner of the 2007 Agnew-Harrison Solo Drumming Invitational, held before a...
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September 30
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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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