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

2014 Junior Competition Results

Saturday 22nd February 2014 The National Piping Centre Junior Competition Results:

Chanter Slow Air: Chanter March 
1. Ian Hamilton 1. Jack Smith
2. Guy Shafer 2. Archie Clark
3. Archie Clark 3. Ian Hamilton
4. Angus McLean 4. Duncan Orr
5. Duncan Orr 5. Angus MacLean
6. Archie MacFadyen 6. Scott MacDonald
U15 Piobaireachd  U15 March  U15 Strathspey & Reel U15 Piobaireachd (Ground)
1. Calum Ian Brown 1. Calum Ian Brown 1. Calum Ian Brown 1. Ben Muir
2. Harry McLachlan 2. Robbie MacIsaac 2. Harry McLachlan 2. Blair Dickenson
3. Robbie McIsaac 3. Harry McLachlan 3. Robbie MacIsaac
4. James Miller 4. Donald Stewart 4. Donald Stewart
5. Lewis Russell 5. James Miller 5. Lewis Russell
6. Donald C Stewart 6. Owen Sweeny 6. Angus Finlay MacPhee
15-17 Jig 15-17 MSR 15-17 Piobaireachd 
1. Seamus O’Baoighill 1. Ciaran Ross 1. Cameron MacDougall
2. Harry Richards 2. Daniel McDermott 2. Brighde Chaimbeul
3. Cameron MacDougall 3. Brighde Chaimbeul 3. Seamus O’Baoighill
4. John Dew 4. Chris Coates 4. Calum Carslaw
5. Alasdair Donaghy 5. Seamus O’Baoighill 5. John Dew
6. Alasdair Hutcheon 6. Lucy Ferguson 6. Ciaren Ross

Overall Chanter Champion Ian Hamilton

Overall Novice Champion  Calum Ian Brown

Overall Junior Champion  Seamus O’Baoighill

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Changes to Canmore Bags

Statement from Canmore:

As you know the CANMORE® pipe bag is a technically advanced fabric pipe bag which is based on a specially developed GORE-TEX® membrane from W.L Gore and Associates (UK) Ltd.

Recently we were advised by W L Gore and Associates that the fabric we currently purchase from them will no longer be manufactured at their facility.  Over the last few months, we have been liaising with them regarding an alternative fabric.

We now have a new fabric which you should start to notice from the end of February 2014.  We would like to reassure you that the new fabric has the same technical specification as our previous fabric.

The only change you should notice is that all our bags will now be in the colour black, we will no longer supply the Canmore pipe bag in the colour green.  I can confirm that this makes no difference to either the technical aspect or indeed quality of the Canmore pipe bag.

We have taken this as an opportunity to move forward and over the next few months you will also notice that all our bags will have a new heat sealed Canmore Logo, this will replace the old original sew in labels.

Nothing else has changed, we give our guarantee that our bags will continue to be manufactured in the same way using the new advanced GORE-TEX® fabric (sold exclusively to Canmore Pipe Bags Ltd), we will continue to manufacture to the same high quality standard.

Metro Cup Livestream

Metro Cup Live StreamThe National Piping Centre are continuing their popular live internet streams of international piping events in 2014, starting with the Metro Cup Piping Competition from Newark, NJ. The event will be broadcast live from 1pm EST on Saturday 15th February. Teaming up with the Metro Cup organisers the video broadcast will be available worldwide via our E-Learning site-elearning.thepipingcentre.co.uk 
This is the most prestigious piping competition in the US as the world’s best solo players contend for the coveted Metro Cup.
This year’s invited players are:
Alex Gandy
Bruce Gandy
Andrew Hayes
Dan Lyden
Derek Midgley
Andrew Carlisle
Gordon Walker
Roderick MacLeod
William McCallum
Angus MacColl
John Patrick
Alastair Dunn
Margaret Dunn
Glenn Brown
Callum Beaumont
Chris Armstrong
Jamie Troy
For only $10 viewers will be able to watch live and also on demand and will also be making a contribution towards Metro Express and The Metro Cup, helping to ensure the future of these events.

Job Offers – Royal Cavalry Band – Sultanate of Oman

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

1: Woodwind Teacher
2: Brass Teacher
3: Percussion Teacher
4: Bagpipe Teacher
5: Bagpipes Percussion Teacher
6: Theory of Music Teacher (Piano Player)

Excellent benefits include a one year renewable (single / married status) contract, an attractive tax free salary, free air-conditioned accommodation and utilities, 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 educational / 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 207 589 1256
Fax: 0044 207 589 1836

NPC Tutor Book App

Download The National Piping Centre Tutor Book App

Buy for £32.99

This innovative product is the result of a collabrative project between Ceol Mor Software & Publishing and the National Piping Centre, Scotland. Building on the success of the Bagpipe Tutor Book produced by the NPC, learners now have the option of purchasing a fully digital version of this publication, now with enhanced functionality.

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Not only is this product a fully digital publication, it is also a tutor for learning the Highland Bagpipe. It contains embedded video clips of the exercises as well as audio hints and tips from the director of music, who is also one of the top players in the world. Video clips of every exercise and tune being played through PiobMasterPro are also included. This really is a quantum leap from a standard publication

 

Publisher: Ceol Mor Software & Publishing Ltd

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