Piping Instructor Vacancies – Two Teachers Wanted!

The National Piping Centre is now recruiting for x2 full time piping teachers.

The successful applicants will be required to teach students of all ages and abilities and to take a full part in the varied activities and developmental work of The National Piping Centre. Occasional travel abroad in order to teach in workshops and summer schools will also be a requisite part of this job. The ability to perform in public to a high standard is a desirable attribute for this post.

Appointments at The National Piping Centre will be subject to satisfactory clearance through the Disclosure Scotland Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme. The National Piping Centre will arrange and pay for an application to be made.

A job description can be found below or can be requested from Hayley McInnes, Email: hmcinnes@thepipingcentre.co.uk – Tel: 0141 353 0220.

To apply, please submit a Curriculum Vitae to hmcinnes@thepipingcentre.co.uk or send it by mail to The Principal, The National Piping Centre, 30-34 McPhater St, Cowcaddens, Glasgow, G4 0HW.

The closing date for applications is Monday 25th July 2016 at 5.00pm, with interviews to be carried out later that week.

Job Description – Piping Teachers July 2016

Festival of Juvenile Solo Piping – Saltcoats

The Festival of Juvenile Solo Piping in Saltcoats incorporating The Colin McCallum Memorial Competition will be held in Auchenharvie Academy on Saturday, 15th October 2016.

Doors open 8.45 am
Event 8, Event 10, Event 11a, Event 11b, Event 13, Event 15b, will start at 9.30am prompt>

Event 15a, b & c – Piobaireachd – please note the playing requirements.

Should Event 16 – The Open Jig – reach 20 entries – it will be played in two heats and a final

Chanter Competitions : 6 Events
Piping Competitions : 14 Events including Open Jig
Trophies for all places – 67 in total
Plaques and Medals for minor places
There will also be trophies for Best Branch Pipers not in the Prizes

Entry Form

CLASP at Rosneath Highland Games – Sunday 17th July 2016

The Competition League for Amateur Solo Pipers (The CLASP) is delighted to be returning to Rosneath Highland Games on Sunday 17th July 2016.

Could all CLASP members register at the Piping Tent by 9.30am for a 10am start. Registration opens at 9am and you will be using one platform for CLASP events.

Here is a note from the Piper convener, Helen Campbell:
‘The field at Rosneath has been drained and gravel put down but should the weather be bad enough to cause flooding and the games are cancelled I have booked Hermitage Academy in Helensburgh as a back up on the same day. As the judges will be already booked we would still do CLASP as if we were doing it on one platform at the field’.

Please keep an eye on the games website for any updates on changes to the venue due to poor weather. http://www.rosneathgames.co.uk/

Directions to the Games Field
http://www.rosneathgames.co.uk/how-to-find-us

Order of play:
Grade 3 Piobaireachd (Own Choice)
William Copland
Stewart Allan

Grade 2 Piobaireachd (submit 2, play 1),
Con Houlihan
Andrea Zingg
Janette Greenwood
Gill Cairns
George Gordon

Grade 1 Piobaireachd (submit 2, play 1),
Stewart Gaudin
Robert Low
Ian Graham
Gordon Hislop
Grade 3 Light Music – 2/4 March Competition (Own Choice), Separate Strathspey & Reel Competition (Own Choice)
William Copland

Grade 2 Light Music – 2/4 March Competition (submit 2, play 1), Separate Strathspey & Reel Competition (own Choice)
Gill Cairns
George Gordon
Con Houlihan
Andrea Zingg
Stewart Allan

Grade 1 Light Music – 2/4 March Competition (submit 2, play 1), Separate Strathspey & Reel Competition (submit 2, play 1),
Stewart Gaudin
Gordon Hislop
Robert Low
Janette Greenwood
Ian Graham

Some events may run concurrently. Please check with your stewards on arrival for further information.

CLASP at Inveraray Highland Games – Tuesday 19th July 2016

The Competition League for Amateur Solo Pipers (The CLASP) is delighted to be returning to Inveraray Highland Games on Tuesday 19th July. The Games is located on the grounds of Inveraray Castle, with competition well-signposted from entry.

If you are competing, the Piping Convener, James Beaton, has asked if all competitors can check in by 1pm at the Piping Secretaries tent. You will then be informed of which boards the CLASP will take place on.

This is the order of play for the day:

Piobaireachd Events

Grade 3 Piobaireachd
Stewart Allan
William Copland

Grade 2 Piobaireachd
Andrea Zingg
George Gordon
Gill Cairns
Con Houlihan

Grade 1 Piobaireachd
Stewart Gaudin
Gordon Hislop
Ian Graham

Light Music Events

Grade 3 Light Music – 2/4 March and Strathspey & Reel
William Copland

Grade 2 Light Music – 2/4 March and Strathspey & Reel
Gill Cairns
Geroge Gordon
Stewart Allan
Con Houlihan
Andrea Zingg

Grade 1 Light Music – 2/4 March, Strathspey & Reel
Ian Graham
Stewart Gaudin
Gordon Hislop

Some of these events may run concurrently, please check with your stewards on arrival. Good luck to all competitors.

Celebrate your Graduation at The Pipers’ Tryst

Are you graduating this June from University or College? Celebrate the culmination of your hard work with a very special meal, here at The Pipers’ Tryst.

With prosecco and three course menu, this fantastic menu will really help you celebrate in style. So join us until the end of July, with lunch from 12-2.30pm or join us for an evening celebration from 5.00 pm -8.30pm, from Monday – Saturdays.

Take a peek at the menu: Graduation Menu

To book your table call us now on 0141 353 5551 or email hotel@thepipingcentre.co.uk quoting “Graduation Menu”.

Father’s Day Experience at The National Piping Centre

Join our bagpiper host and give your Dad a Father’s Day experience he will never forget.

Join us for our special Father’s Day tours at 9.30am or 11am on Saturday 18th June, and you can tour the museum of piping learning more about the history of Scotland’s national instrument. Then your Dad will get to try out the bagpipes – a once in a lifetime experience!

For only £4.50 for adults and £2.50 for concessions, this is a fantastic tour for all the family, making Father’s Day truly special in 2016.

There’s no need to book, but tours are limited to 20 each, so please arrive early to secure your place.

For more information about our Father’s Day tours, please call 0141 353 5551.

Doors Open Day 2016 – We’re In!

We will be part of the Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival 2016! Come along on Thursday 15th and Friday 16th September at 11am and 2pm or
Sat 17th Sept at 10am, where you can listen to a piper play on the steps of The National Piping Centre before going with our Bagpiper Host on a guided tour of The Museum of Piping. You will learn about the history of this great instrument before having a go yourself! This fantastic experience is free, and no need to book. So get the date in your diary! Find out more about Doors Open Day here

Scots Guards Club – Upcoming Events

The Scots Guards Club in Edinburgh has a fantastic array of events coming up over the next wee while. Details are:

7th May – Piping Dinner with Angus MacColl. This fantastic evening event will take place at the Scots Guards Club next Saturday night. There are a few tickets still available – call 0131 337 1084 or email: scotsguardsclub@gmail.com

Scots Guards Knockout 2015/2016 – Grand Final! Come along on Sunday 15 May at 4pm to hear Ross Miller vs Callum Moffat in the grand final of this year’s knockout contest! Tickets are £10, available on the door and includes a curry.

Then later this year, there are recitals by James Murray on Sunday 21st August and Bruce Gandy on Tuesday 30 August (TBC) – both are £10 tickets on the door and include a curry, so get the dates in your diary!

 

Scottish Pipers’ Association Knockout Contest Final

The final will be held on Saturday 7th May 2016 featuring two of the World’s finest pipers : Stuart Liddell vs John Patrick

The event will be held in the College of Piping Otago St, with the evening starting at 7.00pm for 7.30pm. Tickets are £7.50.  There is a full bar service available so please come early for a drink and a chat and to get a good seat.

The winner will receive the Piping Times Trophy which will be presented by editor Stuart Letford together with a substantial cash prize. The runner-up will also receive a substantial cash prize.

McCallum Bagpipes have kindly agreed to sponsor the event which will be recorded by the BBC for transmission at a later date on the Pipeline program.

We are also hoping to once again transmit the contest via Livestream for members and friends who are further afield. Donations via the website would be welcome. www.scottishpipersassociation.co.uk