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June 7, 2022

It’s expected to be the biggest non-competition pipe band event of the year by far

June 6, 2022

It’s the invitational solo piping competition that started the trend of exclusive events for the world’s elite players, and the 2022 Silver Chanter – the 56th rendition of the contest – returns to its Isle of Skye home on Wednesday, August 3rd, with six competitors: Callum Beaumont, Dollar, Scotland Glenn […]

June 5, 2022

Dunedin, New Zealand – June 2-3, 2022 – Greg Wilson of Tai Tapu, New Zealand, and Liam Kernaghan of Auckland were the big winners at the 110th annual Queen’s Birthday competition, one of New Zealand’s major solo piping events. More than 70 pipers competed on the weekend across four grades […]

June 4, 2022

The renowned piper and decorated ex-Scots Guardsman Brian Donaldson will take over as Pipe-Major Director at the Virginia Military Institute on July 1st, becoming the second director of the program since its inception in 2000. Donaldson succeeds Burt Mitchell of North Carolina. Mitchell has been the piping instructor at VMI […]

June 3, 2022

Part 1 of our interview with DCI Judge Administrator John Phillips

June 2, 2022

The legendary piper Iain MacFadyen of Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland, has been awarded the British Empire Medal for his lifetime of service to Highland piping in the “Queen’s Birthday Honours” list. At age 86, MacFadyen has committed nearly his entire life to the teaching and performance of the pipes, and […]

June 1, 2022

The National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland welcomed the Ukrainian national football team and their fans to Glasgow with a stirring rendition of the country’s anthem at Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum as part of the team’s World Cup qualifying match against Scotland. The idea for the gesture came from […]

May 31, 2022

Costa Mesa, California – May 28-29, 2022 – The Costa Mesa Scottish Festival marked the debut of Grade 4 City of Angels of Los Angeles, and the band enjoyed a first in the MSR event against five other groups. Kevin R. Blandford Memorial won the five-band Grade 3 medley event. […]

May 30, 2022

Alma, Michigan – May 28-29, 2022 – The long-running Alma Highland Games finally returned to its traditional two-day in-person events, this year at Alma Senior High School while the traditional Alma College venue is uunder renovations. City of Chicago won both days in Grade 2 against their crosstown rivals, Midlothian […]

Blair Atholl, Scotland – May 29, 2022 – The Atholl Gathering returned to the grounds of Blair Castle in overcast and chilly conditions, and Sandy Cameron of Roy Bridge, Scotland, took the aggregate prize sponsored by William Grant & Sons without winning any of the events. More than 40 competed […]

Latest in two-year search to replace 20-year incumbent Ian Embelton

May 29, 2022

12 tracks all composed and arranged by Warren, with all-star lineup of musicians

May 27, 2022

Fourteen-band Grade 1 contest smallest in decades

May 26, 2022

Ben Hall takes Grade 2, Grade 3 to Phillip Burchardt, Monty Messenger Grade 4

May 25, 2022

Dr. Shon Sanson of Louisiana inspired to contribute to event

Silver Chanter returns to Skye, still part of the program

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