On Saturday 26th October 2013 The Glenfiddich Piping Championship will once again be live streamed via the internet. The championship is the most prestigious solo piping competition on the annual piping calendar and sees the world’s top solo pipers perform in Piobaireachd and March, Strathspey & Reel events.
The organisers have once again teamed up with Glasgow based digital media company Yellow Brick House to bring you the music live from Blair Castle to your living room!
The pipers who have qualified to take part in the competition for 2013 are:
- Callum Beaumont
- Alan Bevan
- Cameron Drummond
- Alastair Dunn
- Bruce Gandy
- Jack Lee
- Stuart Liddell
- Willie McCallum
- Angus MacColl
- Iain Speirs
In addition to full coverage of all of the performances, the Balvenie Medal presentation and the prize giving, the live stream will also be talking to some of the regular attendees and organisers of the event to find out what the competition means to the piping community.
The live stream will be hosted on The National Piping Centre’s new E-Learning website from 10am GMT+1 (British Summer Time)
Get involved in the conversation
Off the back of recording their new album The Cauld Wind at the studio in Mareel, Chris Stout and Finlay MacDonald, joined by master guitarist Ross Martin, will be returning to the venue for a thrilling live performance on Thursday 7 November, presented by Shetland Arts.
Read the full story on ShetlandArts.org
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.
Brechin solo piping entry form
Brechin solo drumming entry form
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.
Classes are available for all skill levels and all ages, whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned piper The National Piping Centre evening classes are the perfect way to learn and improve.
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.
Download the Timetable Here
Evening Classes Price
Autumn 2013- 10 week course
For further information about any of our tuition options, please visit our website:
Thursday 12th September from 6-8pm
Everyone welcome, if you are a regular student or completely new. Come down to The National Piping Centre to talk to our staff and have a one on one level evaluation. Tea and Coffee will be available.
The Results for the 2013 Masters Solo Piping Competition are as follows.
1. Callum Beaumont
2. Jack Lee
3. Andrew Hayes
4. Angus MacColl
1. Jack Lee
2. William McCallum
3. Roddy MacLeod
4. PM Gordon Walker
Callum Beaumont won the Silver Chanter yesterday on his first attempt, playing “Lament for the Earl of Antrim”.
Other competitors were:
- Decker Forrest – “Earl of Ross’s March”
- Finlay Johnson – “The MacLeods’ Salute”
- Stuart Liddell – “Lament for the Children”
- Inness Smith – “Lament for Donald Duaghal Mackay”
- Iain Speirs – “Lament for MacLeod of Colbeck”
CLASP are delighted to announce the continued support from Eric and Maureen Stein who are sponsoring the grade 1 overall winner of the World Solo Amateur Piping Competition to an all expenses paid trip to compete at the Metro Cup amateur competition in New York, February 2014.
The World Solo Amateur Competition will be run as part of Piping Live! and this years competitions will be held in the Teachers Building on St. Enoch Square. Grade 3 will run on Wednesday 14th of August, Grade 2 on Thursday 15th and Grade 1 Friday 16th.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or visit www.theclasp.co.uk