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|Second International Bagpipe Conference|
|The National Piping Centre are excited to bring you news of the second International Bagpipe Conference and it’s call for papers.
The International Bagpipe Organisation warmly invites you to participate in the Second International Bagpipe Conference, marking International Bagpipe Day, a celebration of the world’s bagpipes and bagpiping traditions. This one-day conference will be hosted by the Institute of Musical Research and the School of Oriental and African Studies in central London, supported by the IMR, SOAS music department and the Bagpipe Society. We aim to establish a productive and welcoming platform for all people interested in the study of bagpipes: academics, music experts, instrument makers, folk musicians, dancers and music lovers. This is an exciting interdisciplinary opportunity to debate various questions relating to the study of bagpipes in the twenty-first century.
The conference be held in Chancellor’s Hall, Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU, Brunei Building.
Friday 7 March 2014
The conference will be launched by an opening concert hosted by the SOAS Concert Series. International artists will be featured including an all-female band from Galicia to mark International Women’s Day on 8 March.
Programmed artists are:
Goran Farkas (Istria, Croatia)
Habelas Hainas (Galicia, Spain)
Andy May Quartet (Newcastle, UK)
Saturday 8 March 2014
The conference will take place on Saturday 8 March 2014. Bagpipe specialists from all over Europe will exchange knowledge of their instruments, music and culture. The conference be followed by an evening dance organized by the SOAS French Folk Dance society in a location to be confirmed, featuring a local folk band.
CALL FOR PAPERS
We will consider papers that have a direct link to bagpipes:
As the conference coincides with International Women’s Day, women delegates and papers with a gender angle are strongly encouraged. Any other theme directly related to the bagpipes will be considered.
There are limited funds available to help support international travel costs for speakers.
Interested participants should submit a paper title, an abstract of no more than 500 words complete with your institutional affiliation or profession and contact details by 1 December 2013 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Successful applicants will be notified by 31 December 2013.
Highland Society of London Gold Medal
1st Callum Beaumont
2nd Douglas Murray
3rd Faye Henderson
4th Cameron Drummond
5th John Mulhearn
1st Alasdair Henderson
2nd Craig Sutherland
3rd Darach Urquhart
4th Jamie Forrester
5th George Stewart
Silver Star Former Winners MSR
1st Stuart Liddell
2nd Angus MacColl
3rd Willie McCallum
4th Cameron Drummond
5th Jack Lee
1st Alastair Dunn
2nd Alex Gandy
3rd Ben McClamrock
4th Alasdair Henderson
5th Finlay Johnston
CITY OF BRECHIN AND SCOTTISH POWER PIPE BANDS IN CONCERT, FEATURING DELMA WILSON & NICOLA GRANT SCHOOLS OF DANCE.
SATURDAY 21 SEPTEMBER, 7.30PM, REID HALL, FORFAR
City of Brechin Pipe Band presents an evening of piping and dancing. One of Scotland’s premier Grade 1 bands, Scottish Power, will be performing, along with our own Grade 3 and 4 bands. Also featured are dancers from the Delma Wilson & Nicola Grant Dancing Schools, including ‘Strictly Alba’ a group of dancers who narrowly missed out on the live finals of Britain’s got Talent. An evening of top quality entertainment not to be missed! TICKETS ON SALE NOW! See the flyer for details and eticketing link for online pruchase of tickets. Tickets are also available direct from City of Brechin band members.
CITY OF BRECHIN PIPE BAND SOLO PIPING AND DRUMMING COMPETITION.
SATURDAY 5 OCTOBER, 9AM, BRECHIN HIGH SCHOOL
The Brechin Solo’s take place this year on 5 October, commencing at 09.00am. The venue is, once again, Brechin High School. Deadline for entries is 27 September. Entry forms provided below.
The Eden Court Theatre
All Piobaireachd competitions will commence first, followed by light music.
Piobaireachd- Own Choice
March, Strathspey and Reel- Own Choice
Piobaireachd- Submit 2, play 1
MSR- Submit 2 Marches, Own Choice Strathspey and Reel (2 Separate
Piobaireachd- Submit 2 tunes.
MSR- Submit 2 sets of tunes.
Our Autumn evening class term begins on
Saturday 14th September.
Beginner: Complete beginner, never played before
Level 1: Not a beginner, can play scales, g gracenotes, strikes and simple melodies and can read music. (Currently working on Chapters 7 – 9 of The Highland Bagpipe Tutor Book)
Level 2: Able to play D Throws, High A and High G Doublings, G,D,E’s (Currently working on Chapters 10 – 13 of The Highland Bagpipe Tutor Book)
Level 3: Able to play most movements including all doublings, G strikes, grips. Is just about to go onto the pipes (currently working on Chapters 14 – 20 of The Highland Bagpipe Tutor Book).
Level 4: Able to play all movements including birls, taorluath, B strikes. Can play several tunes with reasonable sense of timing on the pipes (currently working on Chapters 21 – 27 of The Highland Bagpipe Tutor Book).
Level 5: Can play tunes of varying time signatures including Marches, Strathspey and Reels. Needs assistance tuning and developing finger technique (currently working on Chapters 28 – 30 of The Highland Bagpipe Tutor Book).
We have a variety of lessons for all levels both for Under 16s and Adults with 3 sessions per hour on Saturdays and Tuesdays and 1 session per hour on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Evening Classes Price
Autumn 2013- 10 week course
Tulloch Castle, Dingwall – Friday 15th November 2013 – 7.30pm for 8pm
Pipe Major Stuart Liddell and supporting young pipers Christopher and Steven Gray
A tribute concert to honour the late Anthony John (Tony) MacDonald (Scots Guards) in aid of Erskine.
Enquiries: Pipe Major Campbell McGougan 01349-864046
Entrance £10 (£5 under 14′s)
Raffle and refreshments
The winners of The National Piping Centre Shop Raffle are as follows:
3rd Prize winning £100 gift voucher for the Shop- Maureen Connor
2nd Prize winning a brand new RJM Chanter- Craig Jobe
1st Prize winning a set of David Naill DN5 Bagpipes- Bradford Hooper.
Winners will be contacted to claim the prizes.
Thank you for everyone who entered the raffle.
Captain Gordon Rowan from Tiree, who is based at The Army School of Bagpipe Music and Highland Drumming (ASBM&HD), recently climbed the Paps of Jura to help raise £1,000 towards a memorial garden costing £40,000, which is being built at Inchdrewer House in Edinburgh, the home of Army piping and drumming. Within the memorial garden will be a cairn with a bronze piper on top along with a bronze statuette of a drummer, which has already been kindly donated to the memorial fund.
The garden will be a place to honour and remember all the pipers and drummers who have given their lives in various conflicts over the years.
The climb was completed despite weather conditions that were less than ideal – unfortunately, the cloud base was very low with dense fog. Captain Rowan was accompanied on the climb by Dr Stephen Bradshaw and also Robert Cameron from Police Scotland Mountain Rescue Team, whose expertise along with his i-pad navigational system came in very handy! Although the climb was very challenging and at times rather scary, Captain Rowan said that it felt fantastic to have accomplished it successfully and with no blisters! He would like to thank the crew on the Jura ferry for their words of encouragement before undertaking the climb.
At the top of Beinn an Oir, the highest peak, Captain Rowan launched the Captain John A MacLellan MBE Piping Championship which is to be held at Inchdrewer House on 5 October 2013. Launch of the competition was difficult due to the weather conditions, however, ASBM&HD are pleased to announce the sponsorship from Wounded in Service Events, McCallum Bagpipes, The Royal British Legion Scotland and a distillery to be announced as soon as their re-brand is complete (announcement will follow once complete).