Get set for the Pipe Band Season with 10% off Kit!

There is now 10% off pipe band essentials at The Bagpipe Shop, to help you get set for the season. We have Mister Anthony Band Spec Capes, now with 10% off. There are also our Piper Hose, which are also now 10% off for a variety of colours. Or check out our Brogues and Glengarries, which are ordered specially for you, and will be dispatched as soon as we receive them.

So get your kit ready with 10% off!

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Willie McCallum Snr. Campbeltown

The National Piping Centre was saddened to hear of the passing of Willie McCallum Snr, suddenly after The Donald MacLeod Memorial Competition on Friday 8 March. We would like to extend our condolences to Willie’s family, especially his son Willie McCallum Jnr.

Willie Snr was a fantastic supporter of piping, attending many events here at The National Piping Centre and during Piping Live!. His enthusiasm and love for the instrument and its music and his joy of piping will be sadly missed.

In light of this news, the concert scheduled for Friday 15 April – Tradition Bearers – has been cancelled. Ticket holders will be refunded, and we will update further on any rearrangement in the coming weeks.

Scots Guards Knockout – The Final is decided!

In the latest Scots Guards Knockout, Ross Miller won the second semi-final against Scott Barrie on Sunday 27 March. He will now meet Callum Beaumont on 15 May in the final, 4 pm as usual in the Scots Guards Club, Haymarket, Edinburgh. Tickets are £10.00, available on the door and include a curry served after.

Recitals
Head along to the Scots Guards Club to see Callum Beaumont play in recital on Sunday 17 April at 4 pm. Tickets are £10.00, available on the door and include a curry served after. 

Scots Guards Knockout- Semi Final 2 – This Sunday, 27 March

This Easter Sunday, 27th March, head along to the Scots Guards Club for the second semi-final of the 2016 Knockout Competition, where Ross Miller will play against Scott Barrie, to see who will play against Callum Moffat in the final.  It starts at 4pm, tickets are £10 available on the door with a curry included.

Recital News
Callum Beaumont will perform a recital at the Scots Guards Club on Sunday  17 April, at 4 pm. Tickets are £10.00, available on the door with a curry after.

Meet The Bagpiper – Summer Museum Tours Start 1st April

Meet The Bagpiper!
This summer, come to The National Piping Centre for a very special Scottish experience. Meet our Bagpiper who will take you on a journey through the rich history of the Scotland’s National Instrument in the Museum of Piping, perform live for you, then let you try them for yourself!

So, join us each Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday, from 1st April – 30th September for tours at 11am and 2pm. 11am tour only on Saturdays. Please purchase your tickets on arrival at The National Piping Centre. Tickets are:  £4.50 adult / £2.50 child

Kintyre Piping Society Annual Junior Competition – Entries Now Open

The Kintyre Piping Society Annual Junior Piping Championship Competition will take place on Saturday 23 April 2016 in the Seafield Hotel, Campbeltown, commencing at 0930am.

Entries must be received no later than 15th April 2016
Return to: Mr W McCallum,
Kintyre Piping Society,
78, Longrow,
Campbeltown,
Argyll, PA28 6DD.
Tel: 01586 552508.
Society e-mail – kintyrepiping@btinternet.com
Draw must be strictly adhered to. Any late entries received will play first.

Entry Info – 2016

Event Entry Form 2016

Bagpipe and Drumming Instructor posts – Banff, Aberdeenshire

Aberdeenshire Council are recruiting the first piping and drumming instructors to be employed by the Council. The Scottish Schools Pipes and Drums Trust is co-funding the posts and are delighted that young people at Banff Academy and its cluster primary schools, plus pupils at some of the surrounding schools will have opportunities to learn in school.

To find out more and apply go to: https://www.myjobscotland.gov.uk/councils/aberdeenshire-council

SPA Knockout – Semi Final 1

The Scottish Pipers Association is pleased to announce that the players for the first semi-final of our Knockout contest series are John Patrick versus Angus MacColl. These two are both former winners of the contest so it should be a fantastic evening of piping.
It will take place on Saturday 12th March at College of Piping Otago Street Glasgow 7.00pm for 7.30pm. There will be a full bar service available. Please come early for a dram, a chat and to ensure a good seat.
Admission is £7.50, and tickets are available on the door.

Junior Competition 2016 – Results

Here are the full results from The National Piping Centre Junior Competition 2016, which took place on Saturday 20 February.

Event 1 – 15-17 Piobaireachd 
1. Lewis Russell
2. Harry McLachlan
3. John Campbell
4. Kyle Shead
5. Holly Fredlander
6. Calum Craib

Event 2 -15-17 MSR
1. Robbie MacIsaac
2. Harry McLachlan
3. Holly Fredlander
4. Finlay Frame
5. Calum Craib
6. Calum Davidson

Event 3 – 15-17 Jig
1. Harry McLachlan
2. John Campbell
3. Robbie MacIsaac
4. Finlay Frame
5. Kyle Shead
6. Jordan Ednie

Overall 15-17 Junior Champion
Harry McLachlan

Event 4 – U15 Piobaireachd 
1. Luke Shearer
2. Finlay Cameron
3. Christopher Happs
4. John A McLaren
5. Andrew Ferguson
6. Jamie Niall Campbell

Event 5 – U15 Piobaireachd (Ground)
1. Ross Strain
2. Saul Sweeney
3. Finn Murray

Event 6 – U15 March 
1. Finlay Cameron
2. Jamie Niall Campbell
3. Andrew Ferguson
4. Niall Beattie
5. Ruairidh Brown
6. Eosaph Caimbeul

Event 7 – U15 Strathspey & Reel
1. Ross Strain
2. Luke Kennedy
3. Hazel Whyte
4. Luke Shearer
5. Christopher Happs
6. James Forrest

Overall U15 Novice Champion
Finlay Cameron

Event 8 – Chanter Slow Air
1. Lewis Maxwell
2. Archie MacFadyen
3. Josh Esson
4. Fraser Smith
5. Patrick Connor
6. Luca MacKenna

Event 9 – Chanter March 
1.Lewis Maxwell
2. Ruaraidh Drennan
3. Fraser Smith
4. Archie MacFadyen
5. Josh Esson
6. Harrison Bishop

Overall Chanter Champion
Lewis Maxwell