Scott Wood Band LIVE @ The National Piping Centre

Having burst onto the folk scene at the Celtic Connections Festival Club, the Scott Wood Band are set to fire into their first ever full length show on the 25th April at The National Piping Centre, Glasgow. They will be showcasing sets from their forthcoming album, including new, original compositions, so you better bring your dancing shoes along!

» Tickets available online or at the door.

Support – Chris Gray & Craig Irving

Where: The National Piping Centre, 30-34 McPhater Street, Glasgow. G4 0HW.
When: Friday 25th April
Price: £10/£8
Doors: 7:30pm

Check out the brand new video of their track ‘Sheep Running About’

Scott Wood – Bagpipes/Whistles
Mhairi Mackinnon – Fiddle
Ron Jappy – Guitar
Angus Tikka – Bass
Mark Scobbie – Drums

“The most exciting new traditional act in Scotland.” – Tiree Music Festival.

Website: www.thescottwoodband.com
Facebook: Scott Wood Band
Twitter: @ScottWoodBand

Evening and Saturday Classes – Enrol Now!

Term 3 of Evening and Saturday Classes at The National Piping Centre will commence from the 26th of April 2014.

Complete Beginners are welcomed.
A range of days and times are offered for students at all levels.
Fees are £80 for Under 16′s and £90 for Adults.
The term lasts for 10 weeks.

For online enrolment, more information, and to download the brochure visit: https://www.thepipingcentre.co.uk/bagpipe-education/evening-classes/

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

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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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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.

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

Copyright: The National Piping Centre

Spring Recital Series

Spring Piping Recitals 2014

A new recital series is coming to The National Piping Centre this spring, featuring some of the world’s best, newest and most exciting pipers.
21st February
Ladies Night
The all female line up on this special ladies night are Margaret Dunn, Clare Lynas, Caitlin McDonald and Sarah Muir.
Sponsoring this evening’s event is the Royal Scottish Pipers’ Society where Dr Martin Lowe served as Honorary Secretary for 14 years from 1997-2011.

 

25th April
The Scott Wood Trio & Guests
The Scott Wood Trio and guests get the Piping Centre rockin’ at this month’s recital.

 

16th May

Gold Medalists

A Gold medal is something which most solo pipers strive towards and may only dream of. Tonight’s players, Glenn Brown and Finlay Johnston, have both succeeded in this premier piping accolade.

20th June
Clasp Winners
One of the leading pipers of this generation Callum Beaumont is joined by multi-title winning Angus MacColl at this solo piping recital
**Note this event has move from 21st March to 20th June**

 

 

We invite you to come and experience excellence in piping, whether you have just started learning or have been involved in piping for many years.
Tickets £10 adults / £8 conc
For tickets please visit www.thebagpipeshop.co.uk

Metro Express 2014 Now Open for Enrolments!

The National Piping Centre and The Metro Cup announce a weekend of world class piping including workshops, competitions, social events and more. The Metro Express workshops will take place on Friday 14th, Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th February at The Ramada Plaza Hotel, Newark, NJ, USA and are scheduled to coincide with the Metro Cup and Metro Express competitions.

For More Information Click Here

REGISTER NOW!

Competition Entry Closing Date: 1st February 2014.
Only 20 spaces available per workshop.