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United Kingdom Championships

Location: Stormont Castle, NI, United Kingdom

Event URL: Link to website

Info:

The second UK major of the year, this one in Lurgan, Northern Ireland.

Date(s):  June 15, 2019

Chicago Scottish Festival and Highland Games

Location: Itasca, IL, USA

Event URL: Link to website

Contact: Link to Email

Info:

The Scottish Festival & Highland Games features an extravaganza of activities and attractions - from the Caber Toss to Highland Dancing to the Dogs of Scotland. This family-friendly event is a chance to explore Scottish culture without buying a plane ticket. Plus, all proceeds benefit the Society, the oldest not-for-profit in Illinois.

Date(s):  June 15, 2019 — June 16, 2019

European Pipe Band Championships

Location: Forres, Scotland, United Kingdom

Info:

RSPBA's European Pipe Band Championships, Inverness, Scotland. All grades.

Date(s):  June 29, 2019

Balmoral Summer School in Pittsburgh, PA

Location: Shady Side Academy, 423 Fox Chapel Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15238, USA

Event URL: Link to website

Contact: Link to Email

Info:

In just one week this summer, the Balmoral School of Piping and Drumming will take your playing to the next level! Students, both individuals and pipe bands, in classes of five or fewer, receive instruction on the Great Highland pipes, Scottish smallpipes, snare, tenor drum and bassdrum, while making friendships that last a lifetime.

Our 2019 guest piping instructors will be Bruce Gandy (Canadian Gold Medal, Gold Medal at the Northern Meeting, Gold Medal at Oban, Bratach Gorm, 3-time winner of the MacCrimmon Memorial Cairn for Piobaireachd) and Andrew Carlisle (Director of Piping at Carnegie Mellon University, A Grade Strathspey and Reel at Oban, A Grade Piobaireachd & Overall at The Cowal Highland Gathering, US Gold Medals for both Light Music & Piobaireachd, and three All-Ireland titles at Senior level.)

Date(s):  July 7, 2019 — July 12, 2019

Balmoral Summer School in East Stroudsburg. PA

Location: East Stroudsburg University, 200 Prospect Street, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301-2999, USA

Event URL: Link to website

Contact: Link to Email

Info:

In just one week this summer, the Balmoral School of Piping and Drumming will take your playing to the next level! Students, both individuals and pipe bands, in classes of five or fewer, receive instruction on the Great Highland pipes, Scottish smallpipes, snare, tenor drum and bassdrum, while making friendships that last a lifetime.

Our 2019 guest instructor will be Andrew Carlisle. Originally from Northern Ireland, now a resident of Pittsburgh, Andrew has won numerous top awards: A Grade Strathspey and Reel at Oban, the A Grade Piobaireachd & Overall at The Cowal Highland Gathering, US Gold Medals for both Light Music & Piobaireachd, and three All-Ireland titles at Senior level. He’s 3-time winner of the Macallan Trophy at Lorient, Brittany, France. Andrew holds the prestigious positions of Professor of Music and Director of Piping at Carnegie Mellon University.

Date(s):  July 14, 2019 — July 19, 2019

Minnesota Scottish Fair and Highland Games

Location: 1501 Central Parkway, USA

Event URL: Link to website

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Date(s):  July 19, 2019 — July 20, 2019

Scottish Pipe Band Championships

Location: Levingrove Park, Dumbarton, Scotland, United Kingdom

Info:

RSPBA Scottish Pipe Band Championships, Levingrove Park, Dumbarton, Scotland. All grades.

Date(s):  July 27, 2019

Redwood Highland Games

Location: Rohner Park, USA

Event URL: Link to website

Info:

Saturday 10th Aug 2019 - Sunday 11th Aug 2019
12:00 am

Date(s):  August 10, 2019 — August 11, 2019

World Pipe Band Championships

Location: Glasgow Green, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Info:

RSPBA World Pipe Band Championships. Glasgow Green, Glasgow. Grade 1 qualifier on Friday; all grades Saturday.

Date(s):  August 16, 2019 — August 17, 2019

154th Scottish Highland Gathering and Games

Location: Alameda County Fairgrounds, USA

Event URL: Link to website

Info:

Friday 30th Aug 2019 - Sunday 1st Sep 2019
All Day

Date(s):  August 30, 2019 — September 1, 2019

The Wisconsin Highland Games

Location: Waukesha Expo Center Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA

Event URL: Link to website

Info:

The skirl of the pipes... the mighty strength of the athletes... the leaping grace of the dancers... the Wisconsin Highland Games are back, Labor Day Weekend in Waukesha!

It's a weekend of affordable Celtic fun for the entire family, with a convenient location right near the interstate, plenty of easy parking, and kids 12 and under get in free.

Date(s):  August 30, 2019 — September 1, 2019

Columbus Scottish Festival

Location: Bartholomew County Fairgrounds 750 W 200 S, Columbus, USA

Event URL: Link to website

Info:

A weekend of Scottish entertainment, competition, history and much more…

Date(s):  September 8, 2019 — September 9, 2019
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