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October 29, 2022

Blair Atholl, Scotland – October 29, 2022 – After the aggregate points were calculated from the Piobaireachd and MSR events, Willie McCallum of Bearsden, Scotland, emerged the winner of the 2022 Glenfiddich Invitational Solo Piping Championship, the forty-ninth time that the event was held, once again at Blair Castle in […]

October 26, 2022

Grade 2 Bucksburn & District of Aberdeen, Scotland, is on the hunt once again for new leadership incumbent Pipe-Major Jamie Tough and Lead-Drummer Scott Black stepped down. Tough had been in the role since 2019 and Black since 2021 but, like most bands, 2022 was the first season that Bucksburn […]

October 25, 2022

The great piper and even greater teacher, Andrew Wright, died at the age of 86 on October 23, 2022. When most people think of Andrew Wright, the word piobaireachd immediately comes to mind. He devoted almost his entire piping life to the study, playing and teaching of ceol mor, and […]

October 24, 2022

Benderloch, Scotland – October 22, 2022 – Ruairidh Brown of Dunblane, Scotland, was the overall winner and recipient of the 2022 Lochnell Championship Cup, the Royal Scottish Pipers Society’s Bronze Star, and an additional £200 at the Lochnell Intermediate Youth Solo Piping Championship, an event put on by the Argyllshire […]

October 23, 2022

Christchurch – October 23, 2022 – At the 46th Silver Chanter Solo Piping Championships and Open New Zealand Solo Piping Championship, Greg Wilson took the overall, winning all of the A-Grade events, Liam Kernaghan of Wellington won the MMSSRR for previous winners of the Silver Chanter MSR, which was won […]

October 22, 2022

Glasgow, October 22, 2022 – After three grueling rounds, Steven McWhirter of Glasgow was named 2022 World Solo Drumming Champion, winning the Adult / 18 and Older category following three rounds of qualifying, culminating in a Final competition comprising MSR and Hornpipe & Jig events held at Glasgow Caledonian University. […]

October 21, 2022

The new Sun Belt Invitational Solo Piping Competition (“An Crios Gréine”) on November 12th at the Orlando Sheraton North in Maitland, Florida, is shaping up to be one of the most star-studded contests ever held in North America, with 10 of the world’s top pipers from Scotland, Canada and the […]

October 20, 2022

It was October 19, 2019, at Glasgow Caledonian University when Steven McWhirter brought down his ninth straight World Solo Drumming Championship and his tenth overall. Now, after an interminable three-year wait due to the global pandemic, McWhirter and the world’s greatest pipe band snare and tenor drummers will compete for […]

October 19, 2022

The Eastern United States Pipe Band Association is the world’s largest piping and drumming organization by the vast geography it covers and the total number of band and individual memberships it lists, and the association will elect a new leader at its online annual general meeting on December 3rd. Running […]

October 18, 2022

After only two years in the role, Alisdair McLaren has decided to leave as pipe-major of the Grade 1 Western Australia Police Pipe Band in favour of a new role as the Head of Pipe Band and Piping instruction at Presbyterian Ladies College in Perth, Australia. Applications for the full-time […]

At the Solo Piping Judges Association’s online annual general meeting on October 16th the UK-based group reappointed Chair Colin MacLellan, Treasurer Euan Anderson, and Secretary Roddy Livingstone by acclamation. Jim McGillivray and Logan Tannock were elected to replace Bruce Hitchings and Dr. Angus MacDonald as committee representatives, each serving a […]

October 17, 2022

While virtually every band on earth is recruiting for more members and drummers in particular, Grade 4A Coupar Angus of Scotland has actually seen major success by landing Scott Campbell as lead-drummer, along with additional new players to enable the band to compete in 2022-’23 for the first time since […]

October 15, 2022

Perth, Scotland – October 15, 2022 – Hometown piper Craig Sutherland won both of the Premier/A-Grade events to take the overall trophy at the Royal National Mòd’s annual solo piping competition, held this year at the Perth Theatre. Brodie Watson-Massey of Edinburgh was the aggregate winner of the B-Grade events. […]

October 13, 2022

The Chicago Highland Games has rapidly become the largest pipe band competition in North America based on the number of entrants, and the 2023 edition will see the addition of a Grade 1 competition. The Midwest Pipe Band Association said that the games organizers have found more funding with the […]

October 12, 2022

Explaining that “the Association will need to cover the costs it will incur as it undertakes administration and financial tasks as well as preparing the various schedules and allocations for next seasons Competitions (both Major and Minor),” the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association has increased registration fees for bands by […]

After two years of cancellations due to the pandemic, the Winter Storm series of long-weekend piping and drumming events will return again January 11-15, 2023, to the Kansas City Marriott – Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri, for twentieth anniversary competitions, workshops, performances and parties. The success and popularity […]

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