LateRooms.com Best Kept Secret Awards 2014

We’re entering into the LateRooms Best Kept Secret Awards 2014. This is a competition which is judged by YOU the customer! We’d be very grateful if you could nominate The Pipers’ Tryst via the link below for Best Breakfast and Best Service.

LateRooms.com Present The Best Kept Secret Awards 2014 - Nominate Us!

Nominate and you can be entered into a draw to WIN a 2 night stay at Chesford Grange, Warwick including dinner and breakfast at the hotel, a bottle of red wine and 2 passes to Warwick Castle.

Piper Hire Private Event

Wedding-Piper“Scotland’s Centre of Excellence for this great instrument”

Come along and meet our world class bagpipers.

Bespoke one-to-one meetings for bride and grooms to discuss your musical needs with our experts.
These popular events are held throughout the year at The National Piping Centre.

Refreshments provided whilst you chat!

EVENT DATES 2014

  • Sunday 14th September 12-4pm
  • Sunday 5th October 12-4pm

Please contact weddings@thepipingcentre.co.uk to make a one-to-one booking.

Generous Sponsorship from R.G. Hardie & Co

A huge thank you to R.G.Hardie & Co who sponsored the recent NPC summer school in Winchester, Virginia, by donating a beautiful set of PH01 Peter Henderson thistle engraved bagpipes.

Ross-Evans

The pipes were awarded to Ross Evans (pictured) whom the instructors deemed the most deserving student after a successful week of piping. These are Ross’s first set of pipes and we wish him all the best in his future piping endeavours!

Piping Instructor Vacancy Strathallan School

Strathallan School wishes to appoint a Piping Instructor ideally from September 2014 although it will be possible to delay for the right candidate.  The priority will be to develop the School Pipe Band and individual pipers.  There will also be the opportunity for a suitable candidate to play a part in the wider life of the school and an involvement certainly with the boarding aspects would be an advantage.  Technical knowledge, capability with administrative duties, and vitally the ability to enthuse pupils for piping will be required.

Applications, with a full CV and the names and addresses of two referees, are invited before Monday, 9th June 2014.

 

DOWNLOAD FULL JOB DESCRIPTION HERE Piping Instructor Job Description

 

THE HEADMASTER, STRATHALLAN SCHOOL, FORGANDENNY, PERTH, PH2 9EG

Tel: 01738 815000 email: headmaster@strathallan.co.uk www.strathallan.co.uk Fax: 01738 815001

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/

Spring Recital Series 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.

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
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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

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