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The National Piping Centre exists to promote the study of the music and history of the Highland Bagpipe.
Patron HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay, KG, KT, GCB.
Founders: Sir Brian Ivory, CBE, FRSE - Lady Ivory, DL - Sandy Grant Gordon, CBE.    Read More

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Pre-Worlds Concert Announcement - Tickets on Sale Now!

The Glasgow Skye Association Pipe Band is delighted to confirm that St Laurence O’Toole Pipe Band will headline the 2018 ‘Pre-Worlds’ concert at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on Wednesday, 15th August 2017. 

“We are once again thrilled to host yet another of the world’s greatest pipe bands for the pre-Worlds concert,” said Kurt Mackintosh of the Glasgow Skye Association Pipe Band. “In addition to being one of the most entertaining and successful competing bands in recent times, St Laurence O’Toole Pipe Band are renowned for their concerts. It has been eight years since the band last took to the stage at our pre-Worlds concert and we have no doubt they will put on another fantastic show.”

Pipe Major Alen Tully commented " In 2010 we marked our 100 year anniversary by performing our much anticipated “Evolution” concert to a sell-out crowd. We are delighted to have been asked back by the Glasgow Skye Association Pipe Band for the 2018 showcase. “Turas Ceoil – Resume” will take our audience on a journey through the ages, paying homage to where we have come from a musical perspective right through to where we are today. We have a rich musical gene which runs both within the bands own history and through our Irish roots and we believe our show will really bring that to life. We can’t wait to take to the GRCH stage once again.
 
For updates on the show and all the latest band news, go to http://www.slotpb.com or on Facebook @stlaurenceotoolepipeband.

The Glasgow Skye Association Pipe Band has been proudly producing the ‘Pre-Worlds’ concert since 1994. It aims to showcase the best pipe bands in the world to a local and international audience. The event is made even more special this year as it marks the Skye’s 50th anniversary. 

Tickets are on sale from the Royal Concert Hall box office online at www.glasgowconcerthalls.com or on  (+44) 0141 353 8000 (Monday - Saturday 10am - 6pm). Tickets are £20.
 

Scots Guards Knockout - Results and Next Events

In an afternoon of top class piping  at the Scots Guards Club, 28 January, Calum Watson won through to the semi finals against Ross Miller.
Both pipers produced a very fine and entertaining afternoon of piping to an audience of 60+.

The next events are: 

Sunday February 25th - Calum Watson. V. Jonathon Simpson
Sunday March 25th -  Ben Duncan. V. Dan Nevans

The final will take place on Sunday 22 April

The event commences at 4pm each day at the Scots Guards Club, Haymarket, Edinburgh. Tickets are £5 and available on the door. 

Each player must play a 30 minute set, to include an MSR and the Ground of a Piobaireachd

Falkirk Council - Piping Instructor PT Vacancy

Falkrik Council are looking to employ a new part time Piping Instructor, 3 days per week. Applicants should also be able to teach another traditional music instrument. 

Applications close on Sunday 14th January, so find out more and apply now! 

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Pipers Trail 2018 - Do you have what it takes?

Pipers Trail is seeking pipers and drummers to take part in its 2018 performances at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. 

With its aim of connecting the pipers of the world, Pipers Trail was developed by The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo as a way of bringing pipers and drummers from across the globe together, to form a house band and this year it needs you! 

If you would like more information, please email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

The National Piping Centre exists to promote the study of the music and history of the Highland Bagpipe.
Patron HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay, KG, KT, GCB.
Founders: Sir Brian Ivory, CBE, FRSE - Lady Ivory, DL - Sandy Grant Gordon, CBE

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HRH The Prince Charles,
Duke of Rothesay, Patron

with Founders, Sir Brian and Lady Ivory and the Lord Provost Bob Winter on the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the Opening of The National Piping Centre.

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