Uist and Barra Piping Competition 2016

The Uist and Barra Piping Competition is back for 2016. It will take place on Saturday 5th March at The College of Piping on Otago Street, Glasgow.

The line up includes our very own Principal, Roddy MacLeod MBE, as well as Callum Beaumont, Willie McCallum, P/M Gordon Walker, Stuart Liddell and more. Tickets are £12 and available on the door.

Uist and Barra 2016

 

The CLASP – Edinburgh Competition Results

Here are the results from The CLASP competition in Edinburgh on Saturday 16th January. It took place across 2 venues – the Royal Scottish Pipers Society, and the Scots Guards Club in Haymarket. Thanks to both the venues.

Grade 1 Overall Winner – Gregor McCulloch
Grade 2 Overall Winner – Gill Cairns
Grade 3 Overall Winner – Andrew Robertson

Grade 1 – Piobaireachd
1st Stewart Gaudin
2nd Gordon Hislop
3rd Ian Graham

Grade 1 – 2/4 March
1st Gregor McCulloch
2nd Ian Graham
3rd Stewart Gaudin

Grade 1 – Strathspey and Reel
1st Gregor McCulloch
2nd Ian Graham
3rd Stewart Gaudin

Grade 1 – Jig
1st Gregor McCulloch
2nd Gordon Hislop
3rd Stewart Gaudin

Grade 2 Piobaireachd
1st Gregor McCulloch
2nd Gill Cairns
3rd George Gordon

Grade 2 – 2/4 March
1st Jack Lockhart
2nd Gill Cairns
3rd Colin Brown

Grade 2 – Strathspey and Reel
1st Gill Cairns
2nd Jack Lockhart
3rd George Gordon

Grade 2 – Jig
1st Gill Cairns
2nd Colin Brown
3rd Jack Lockhart

Grade 3 – Piobaireachd
1st Colin Brown
2nd Colin Taylor
3rd Stewart Allan

Grade 3 – Piobaireachd Ground
1st Colin Taylor
2nd Robert Thomson
3rd Joris Panis

Grade 3 – 2/4 March
1st Andrew Richardson
2nd Colin Taylor
3rd Alfred Graf

Grade 3 – Strathspey and Reel
1st Andrew Richardson
2nd Joris Panis
3rd Colin Taylor

Grade 3 – Jig
1st Andrew Richardson
2nd Robert Thomson
3rd Joris Panis

Grade 3 Jig
1st Andrew Richardson
2nd Robert Thomson
3rd Joris Panis

Scots Guards Club 2016 CLASP Draw

Please look below at both Draws (Royal Scottish Pipers and Scots Guards Club).
These venues are quite close to each other so we are using both buildings for our competition on 16th January. (15 minute walk/9 minute drive). We will of course move things about for anyone that might be between grades to insure no one is rushing from one venue to another. Good luck to all!

Venue – Royal Scottish Pipers, 127 Rose Street, Edinburgh EH2 3DT
Starting Time – 10am

Grade 1 Piobaireachd

  1. Stewart Gaudin
  2. Douglas Maxwell
  3. Andrew Park
  4. Ian Graham
  5. Gordon Hislop
  6. Sandie Greenwood
  7. David McLauchlan

Lunch Break

Grade 1 – 2/4 March, Stathspey & Reel, and Jig

  1. Stewart Gaudin
  2. Ian Graham
  3. Andrew Park
  4. Janette Greenwood
  5. Liam McCann (2/4 March only)
  6. Gordon Hislop
  7. Sandie Greenwood
  8. Gregor McCulloch
  9. Stephen Whitton
  10. David McLauchlan

Grade 1 Competitors should make their way to the Scots Guards Club for the Prize Giving.

Venue – Scots Guards Club, 2 Clifton Terrace, Edinburgh EH12 5DR
Starting Time 10am

Grade 3 Piobaireachd

  1. Andrew Richardson
  2. Stephen Whitton (Full only)
  3. Joris Panis (F & G)
  4. George McCall (Full only)
  5. Robert Thomson (F & G)
  6. Stewart Allan (Full Only)
  7. Colin Brown (Full Only)
  8. Alfred Graf (F & G)
  9. Colin Taylor (F & G)

Grade 2 Piobaireachd

  1. Andrea Zingg
  2. Helen Thomson
  3. George Gordon
  4. Janette Greenwood
  5. Gregor McCulloch
  6. Gill Cairns
  7. Dagmar Pesta

Lunch Break

Grade 2 – 2/4 March, Stathspey & Reel, and Jig

  1. Douglas Maxwell
  2. Dagmar Pesta
  3. Stewart Allan
  4. Gill Cairns
  5. Jack Lockhart
  6. Colin Brown
  7. George Gordon
  8. Helen Thomson
  9. Andrea Zingg

Grade 3 – 2/4 March, Stathspey & Reel, and Jig

  1. Andrew Richardson
  2. Robert Thomson
  3. Alfred Graf
  4. Joris Panis
  5. Ryo Hasuda
  6. George McCall (M/SR)

Results and Prize Giving in the Scots Guards Club

SPA Knockout – Chris Armstrong vs Stuart Liddell – 5th December 2015

The 2nd event in the SPA series of Knockout Contests featuring:

Chris Armstrong vs Stuart Liddell – A veritable “Clash of the Titans!”

7.00 for 7.30pm, Saturday 5th December 2015 at the College of Piping – Otago Street, Glasgow.
Tickets £7.50. Full bar service available.
Come early for a drink, a chat and a good seat.

The event will be live streamed on the College website.

The ultimate winner will receive “The Piping Times Trophy” and a cash prize sponsored by McCallum Bagpipes.
Final is on 7th May 2016.

Scots Guards Junior Piping Competition 2015

Under 18 Piobaireachd

  1. Harry MacLachlan
  2. Lewis Russell
  3. Bridge Chaimbeul
  4. Callum Brown

Under 18 MSR

  1. Bridghe Chambeul
  2. Callum Brown
  3. Ewan Murray
  4. Harry MacLachlan

Under 15 Piobaireachd

  1. Angus MacPhee
  2. Christopher Apps
  3. Luke Kennedy
  4. Finlay Cameron

Under 15 March

  1. Finlay Cameron
  2. May Cranmer
  3. Brodie Watson Massey
  4. Paul Christie

Under 15 S&R

  1. Finlay Cameron
  2. Andrew Ferguson
  3. Brodie Watson Massey
  4. Luke Kennedy

Glenfiddich 2015 Results

Glenfiddich 2015

The Glenfiddich Solo Piping Championships was held on Saturday 24th October in Blair Castle, Perthshire. Congruatlations to Angus MacColl who won his fourth overall title, as well as our staff members – our Principal, Roddy MacLeod who took a 3rd in the Piobaireachd and 2nd in MSR, and Finlay Johnston who was 5th in the Piobaireachd.

Angus MacColl - Glenfiddich 2015Piobaireachd

  1. Stuart Liddell
    » “Lament for the Laird of Anapool”
  2. Angus MacColl
    » “The Red-Speckled Bull”
  3. Roddy MacLeod
    » “The Old Men of the Shells”
  4. Willie McCallum
    » “The Earl of Ross’s March”
  5. Finlay Johnston
    » “Lament for the Union”

Judges: Iain Morrison, John Wilson, Bill Wotherspoon

March, Strathspey & Reel

  1. Angus MacColl
    » “MacLean of Pennycross”, “The Caledonian Society of London”, “Pretty Marion”
  2. Roddy MacLeod
    » “Hugh Kennedy, BSc.”, “The Caledonian Society of London”, “Cecily Ross”
  3. Stuart Liddell
    » “P-M John Stewart”, “Lady Loudon”, “The Little Cascade”
  4. Callum Beaumont
    » “Miss Elspeth Campbell”, “Bob of Fettercairn”, “Fiona MacLeod”
  5. Bruce Gandy
    » “Leaving Lunga”, “Tulloch Castle”, “The Cockerel in the Creel”

Judges: Iain MacLellan, Colin MacLellan, Andrew Wright

Also competing but not in the prize list: Jack Lee, John-Angus Smith and Iain Speirs.

The full performances of each competitor are now available to watch over on our vimeo channel.