Piping Summer Course

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Piping Summer Course

Credit rated course
23 June – 6 September 2014
£3000
30 SCQF credits

Course capacity: 12 students

 

Application Deadline: 26 May 2014

This ten-week summer course is delivered in partnership with the National Piping Centre and offers students one to one and ensemble tuition from some of the best pipers in the world.

Taking place over a summer in Glasgow, students will experience what life is like studying piping at a conservatoire in a vibrant city which, in summer 2014, will host the Piping Live Festival, the World Pipe Band Championships, and the Commonwealth Games.

Course outline
To find out more information about the piping summer school, please see the course outline .

Accommodation
Residential accommodation for summer school students travelling to Glasgow is available at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s student accommodation, Liberty House. Full details can be found here.

 Please remember that this course runs over the weeks that the Commonwealth Games are in Glasgow (23 July – 3 August 2014). If you require accommodation during the course it is important to organise it as soon as possible. It is likely that visitors to Glasgow for the Games will significantly reduce available rooms in the city at this time.

 If you are having trouble finding accommodation, please contact us directly and we will aim to help you find somewhere to stay.

How to apply for the Piping summer school

Apply for this summer school online now by selecting the button below. To apply for this credit-rated course, there is an application fee of £25. We aim to have a decision regarding your application to you within ten working days of receiving your submission.

APPLY HERE

R U Brown Piobaireachd Society of SA Inc. 2014

The R U Brown Piobaireachd Society of SA Inc. ran its 2014 Gold medal competition on the weekend of the 3rd and 4th May 2014.

The competition started with the Clasp event for former winners on Saturday with some excellent performances. That evening Fiona Manson (NZ), Craig Sked (RSA) and Callum Beaumont (Scotland), performed a recital in front of a record size audience.

Sunday saw the main competition conducted at Blackfriars Priory School, Prospect with a record 130+ competitors. Most impressive were the large numbers of entrants in the higher grades with 18 pipers vying for the Gold Medal, 19 for Silver and 24 in A grade. 

This years Gold medal was won by Jason Craig of the ACT.  Judges were Malcolm McRae, Jim Smith and James Murray. 

Full Results

Piobaireachd
Clasp
1st Callum Beaumont
2nd Marion Horsburgh
3rd Brett Tidswell

Gold Medal
1st Jason Craig
2nd Fiona Mason
3rd Jonathon Quay
4th Elizabeth Drury
5th Sandy Dalziel

Silver Medal
1st Katherine Belcher
2nd Laura McMillan
3rd Michael Rodger
4th Jeremiah Doecke
5th Craig McKenzie

Bronze Medal
1st Anna Doecke
2nd Amelia Chandra
3rd Gabrielle Doecke
4th Adam Earl
5th Peter Hurwood

Merv Hall Medal
1st Abby Dalziel
2nd Roger Sinclair
3rd Peter Frethey
4th Andrew Thomson
5th Sharon Jameson

Light Music
A-Grade / Open
MSR 1st Andrew Fuller
2nd Fiona Manson
3rd Alastair McInnes
4th Scott Wallace
5th Laura McMillan

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Jason Craig
2nd Craig Sked
3rd Laura McMillan
4th Scott Wallace
5th Marion Horsburgh

B-Grade / Intermediate
MSR
1st Jeremiah Doecke
2nd Jonathon McIntyre
3rd Martin MacBeth
4th Cameron Ely
5th Michaela Doecke

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Jeremiah Doecke
2nd Martin MacBeth
3rd Andrew Stainthorpe
4th Cameron Elyh
5th Nick Tomkins

C-Grade / Sub-Intermediate
1st Jeremiah Doecke
2nd Gabrielle Doecke
3rd Michaela Doecke
4th Anna Doecke
5th Amelia Chandra

D-Grade / Elementary
1st Andrew Thomson
2nd Melanie Inglis
3rd Roger Sinclair
4th David Graham
5th Dylan Flecker

Glasgow CLASP Results 2014

Overall Winners 
Grade 1 Stephen Whitton
Grade 2 Janette Greenwood
Grade 3 Colin Taylor

Grade 3 Piobaireachd Ground
1st Stephen Whitton
2nd Helen Thomson
3rd Colin Taylor

Grade 3 Full Piobaireachd
1st Colin Taylor
2nd Robert Thomson
3rd Neill Mitchell

Grade 2 Piobaireachd 
1st Douglas Maxwell
2nd Sandie Greenwood
3rd Michael McGowan

Grade 1 Piobaireachd
1st Susy Klinger
2nd Bob Low
3rd John MacLeod

Grade 3 – 2/4 March
1st Douglas Maxwell
2nd Colin Taylor
3rd Robert Thomson

Grade 3 – Strathspey & Reel
1st Douglas Maxwell
2nd Colin Taylor
3rd Helen Thomson

Grade 3 – Jig
1st Douglas Maxwell
2nd Colin Taylor
3rd Robert Thomson

Grade 2 – 2/4 March
1st Janette Greenwood
2nd Ian Graham
3rd Jack Lockhart

Grade 2 – Strathspey & Reel
1st Ian Graham
2nd Janette Greenwood
3rd Sandie Greenwood

Grade 2 – Jig
1st Jack Lockhart
2nd Ian Graham
3rd Janette Greenwood

Grade 1 MSR
1st Stephen Whitton
2nd Michael Graham
3rd Bob Low

Grade 1 – Jig
1st John MacLeod
2nd Stephen Whitton
3rd Bob Low

Royal National Mòd Piping Competitions

The Royal National Mòd takes place in Inverness this year from 10th-18th October 2014, with the piping competitions taking place on Saturday 11th October 2014.

Both senior and juniors entries for any piping competitions must be submitted to An Comunn Gàidhealach by Friday 11th July 2014. Please find attached an entry form; entries can also be made online at www.acgmod.org/nationalmod/entryform. Details about the competitions themselves can be found by downloading the syllabus at: http://www.acgmod.org/nationalmod/rules

This year is the second year of a new open junior Piping competition for under-19 years of age. The competition is the playing of a Piobaireachd and is competitor’s choice.

Mod Piping Competition Entry

For any further information, please visit www.acgmod.org and our facebook page

facebook.com/royalnationalmod.

Skye Highland Games 2014

Senior Piping Competitions

Tuesday 5th & Wednesday 6th August 2014

Please note: Entries for the Dunvegan Medal and light music competitions will be accepted in the two months between the beginning of April and the end of May. A list of successful applicants and a reserve list (if necessary) will be circulated to all entrants by mid-May.

• Entries for the Clasp Competition will be accepted up until the beginning of August.

• Only entries by post will be accepted and an inclusive entry fee of £7.50 should accompany entries.

• If an e-mail address is given the entry will be acknowledged by e-mail, if no e-mail address is given, acknowledgement will not be sent out unless you have included a stamped addressed envelope.

• Please make all cheques payable to Skye Games Committee. Regrettably, no late entries will be accepted.

Piping Entry Form 2014

Piping Information 2014

Thornton Highland Gathering

Thornton Highland Gathering is a traditional highland games event and will be held this year on Saturday, 5 July 2014, in Memorial Park Thornton.

The event hosts both Solo Piping and Pipe Band Competitions

Details of these competitions can be found HERE

2014 Scottish Schools Pipe Band Championships Results

The 2014 Scottish Schools Pipe Band Championships were held at Broughton High School, Edinburgh on Sunday 9 March 2014. Below are the results from the competition:

Quartets

  1. Tobermory High School
  2. St Agatha’s Primary School
  3. Beath High School A Quartet

Debut section

  1. Ross and Cromarty Schools
  2. Renfrewshire Schools
  3. Ampleforth Highlanders

Junior B section

  1. Queen Victoria School, Dunblane
  2. Davidson’s Mains Cluster Schools, Edinburgh
  3. Knox Academy, Haddington

Junior A Section

  1. High School of Dundee
  2. Glenalmond College A Band
  3. Loretto CCF

Novice Juvenile

  1. George Heriot’s School
  2. George Watson’s College
  3. Dollar Academy

Juvenile

  1. Dollar Academy
  2. George Watson’s College
  3. George Heriot’s School

Freestyle section

  1. Gordonstoun School
  2. High School of Glasgow
  3. Preston Lodge High School, Prestonpans

Head of Highland Drumming Vacancy

Royal Cavalry Band
Sultan of Oman

An equestrian establishment in the Sultanate of Oman welcomes applications for the following post:

HEAD OF HIGHLAND DRUMMING

Excellent benefits include a one year renewable (single/married status) contract, an attractive tax free salary, 50 days paid annual home leave, return flights, excellent social and recreational facilities and the opportunity to enjoy a pleasant lifestyle in Oman’s cosmopolitan society.

Please forward full CV together with copies of professional certificates and passport to the following address:

C/O Bernadette Griffin, Charles Kendall & Partners,
7 Albert Court, Prince Consort Road, London, SW7 2BJ

Email: omanrecruitment@charleskendall.com

Tel: 0044 (0)207 589 1256
Fax: 0044 (0)207 589 1836