Metro Express 2014

February 14 – 16, 2014

The Ramada Plaza Hotel, Newark, NJ, USA.

The National Piping Centre and The Metro Cup announce a weekend of world class piping including workshops, competitions, social events and more. The Metro Express workshops will take place on Friday 14th, Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th February at The Ramada Plaza Hotel, Newark, NJ, USA and are scheduled to coincide with the Metro Cup and Metro Express competitions.

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Competition Entry Closing Date: 1st February 2014.
Only 20 spaces available per workshop.

Friday
Workshop 1
Workshop 2
Metro Express Competition
Music Session & Whisky tasting
Saturday
Workshop 3
Metro Cup Competition
Social Evening
Sunday
Workshop 4
Workshop 5
Workshop 6

Metro Express is aimed at pipers of all skills and experience, from beginners to professionals. There really is something for everyone this weekend.

Workshops (sponsored by David Naill and Co. Bagpipes) Over 20 workshops led by World class pipers on Friday 14th, Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th. Note – Friday and Saturday’s workshops take place before piping competitions.

Piping Concert Friday 14th February
The National Piping Centre and Royal Conservatoire of Scotland present
 some of the world’s greatest pipers and traditional Scottish musicians including:

Metro Cup – World class solo invitational piping competition and invitational amateur piping competition on Saturday 15th. Visit www.themetrocup.com for details.

Workshop Instructors: Roddy MacLeod MBE, William McCallum, Angus MacColl, Chris Armstrong, Glenn Brown, Callum Beaumont, Alasdair Dunn, Margaret Dunn, Alen Tully, Finlay MacDonald, Alex Gandy and James Beaton.

Competitions sponsored by R.G. Hardie and Co. Bagpipes, McCallum Bagpipes and Wallace Bagpipes.

Piping Competitions (sponsored by R.G. Hardie & Co.)

All competitions are now sanctioned by EUSPBA.
PH01ACompetitions for Grade 1, 2, 3 and 4 to be held on the afternoon of Friday 14th.
Each overall winner will be entered into a draw to win a set of PH01A Peter Henderson bagpipes ready to play with plastic pipe chanter, donated by R.G. Hardie & Co., the competition’s main sponsor.

Other fantastic prizes include:

Competition Format

Grade 1
MSR Comp.
Piobaireachd Comp.
Grade 2
MSR Comp.
Piobaireachd Comp.
Grade 3
2/4 March Comp.
S&R Comp.
Piobaireachd Comp.
Grade 4
Two contests, 17yrs & Under and 18yrs and Over

2/4 March Comp.
S&R Comp.
Piobaireachd Comp.
Piobaireachd Ground Comp.*

* Placings in the Piobaireachd Ground will not count towards the Grade Championship.

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Competition Entry Closing Date: 1st February 2014.
Only 20 spaces available per workshop.

Special Thanks to our Sponsors

R.G. Hardies & Co.
David Naill & Co.
RJM Chanters
Canning Drone Reeds
Donald McPhee Reeds
Finlay MacDonald
McCallum Bagpipes
Lothian Kilt Rentals & Bagpipe Supplies