October 5, 2022

Pick The Glenfiddich Five to win the first Celtic Heritage Peter Henderson Blackwood Practice Chanter from R.G. Hardie!

In the piping world, October means one thing: the Glenfiddich Invitational Solo Championships, the world’s most prestigious and refined event. And along with the competition, it means the return of pipes|drums’ Pick The Glenfiddich Five contest! The winner will receive the first-ever example of the...
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September 23, 2022

David Bailiff, 1962-2022

David Bailiff, the accomplished piper, teacher and organizer, passed away in Newark, Delaware, on September 20th after...
September 22, 2022

Ten Glenfiddich Championship competitors confirmed

The 10 invitees for the 2022 Glenfiddich Solo Piping Championships at Blair Atholl, Scotland, October 29th have been...
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...
From the archives
September 30, 2012
Willie McCallum adds a Silver Star; MacCrimmon wins Inverness Gold Medal; Drummond takes A-Grade MSR
Willie McCallum won his fourth Silver Star MSR, and Euan MacCrimmon added the Northern Meeting Highland Society of...
This day in history
October 6,
Pipe-Major Sam Scott born, Glasgow, 1905.

Double Gold Medallists 2022 - Jamie Forrester and Nick Hudson on their historic success - Part 2

Double Gold Medallists 2022 - Jamie Forrester and Nick Hudson on their historic success - Part 1

Bruce Gandy - "The Eagle Pipers' Society"

Argyllshire Gathering 2022 - pipers march to the games

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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