February 3, 2023

The Pipemakers: Robert Reid pipes are rare and prized

Two of our greatest experts in the field: Jeannie Campbell MBE, the world’s authority on the history of bagpipe makers, and Jim McGillivray, a specialist in identifying the makers of antique Highland pipes, have collaborated to bring you this series. Campbell has written Highland Bagpipe Makers and More Highland...
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January 21, 2023

The Art of Losing: more insights and advice from three of our biggest winners on how they turn defeat into positives – Part 2

We continue and conclude our conversation with three of the world’s most successful competing pipers about their...
January 19, 2023

Minnesota Piobaireachd Society launches the Skye K. Richendrfer Memorial Challenge Cup

When Skye Richendrfer left us on November 20, 2022, at the age of only 64, the piping and drumming world was...
January 17, 2023

The Art of Losing: a discussion on dealing with not winning with three big winners – Part 1

Nobody likes to lose. Whether it’s an exam at school, the job you applied for, or that crossword puzzle you like...
January 14, 2023

Iain Robertson, 1976-2023

Iain Robertson, the former pipe-major of the Grade 1 New Zealand Police Pipe Band, died in Palmerston North, New...
From the archives
May 31, 2010
Torphichen out of gate quickly with victory at Dunbar
The "new" Torphichen & Bathgate got its 2010 season off to a fast start by winning the Grade 1 event at the Dunbar...
This day in history
February 4
We have nothing significant for today. If you know of a historic or noteworthy event for this date, please let us know.

A set of Robert Reid pipes played by Anthony Kelly

Richard Parkes on the Vale and Ian Duncan's influence

The Art of Losing - Part 2

The Art of Losing - Part 1

Upcoming events
Glasgow Roal Concert Hall, Glasgow | February 4, 2023

Names and Places 2023 concert

Ardmore, County Waterford, Eire | February 25, 2023
45 Washington Street, Glasgow, and online | March 11, 2023

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