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pipes|drums is a non-profit online magazine dedicated to bringing you the highest quality reporting of news and information from the piping and drumming world. We are the world's only independent news source for pipers and drummers, and all proceeds are plowed back in to the maintenance and development of the magazine.

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UPCOMING EVENTS October 28, 2017Glenfiddich Solo Piping ChampionshipBlair Castle, Blair Atholl, Scotland

November 4, 2017London CompetitionsKensington Conference & Events Centre, The Town Hall, Hornton Street London

November 5, 2017Bloomington Pipers’ Society November GatheringSt Thomas Lutheran Church, Bloomington, IN

November 10, 2017Silicon Valley Pipe & Drum WorkshopSaratoga, CA

December 3, 2017Bloomington Pipers’ Society December GatheringSt Thomas Lutheran Church, Bloomington, IN

TIP OF THE DAY
Don’t wear white socks/band paraphernalia in solo piping competitions.
Anon.