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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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The Italian Piper's Association Spring School 2018

The Italian Piper's Association are hosting another school in Calambrone near Pisa in Tuscany. The spring school will take place from the 26th - 29th April 2018. Teachers include our very own Roddy MacLeod and one other National Piping Centre Tutor and Alberto Massi, for an excellent 4 days of teaching. 

At the school there will be the opportunity to sit PDQB examinations

The school will be held at the hotel Il Cenacolo, and for friends or family of pipers, there is a beach, just on the other side of the hotel! 

Find out more about this great school in Tuscany here

Find the Italian Piper's association (BIG & API) on facebook here 

Lowland and Borders Pipers Society Collogue - This weekend

The Lowland and Borders Pipers Society is meeting this Saturday, 4th November in the The Royal Scottish Pipers Society, 127 Rose Street Lane South,Edinburgh for their Collogue.

All are welcome to attend, its £12 for the day, so please head along for the start at 09.30am to join in. 

The programme is attached here

Two New Events At The 2017 Balmoral Classic!

Two new events have been added to the 2017 Balmoral Classic schedule, to be held in Pittsburgh, on the weekend of November 17-19 with a competition for Novice Drummers and free Piobaireachd Workshop for Pipers 

In an effort to attract more young drummers to the pipe band world, the Balmoral Classic will host its first ever Novice Snare Drumming Competition, for entrants 21 years of age or younger. Drummers may apply at the Balmoral School of Piping and Drumming website.
APPLY BY OCTOBER 17 at: 
https://balmoralschoolofpiping.org/classic-2017-novice-drumming-application/
 
On the following day, Sunday, November 19, from 10am to noon, the Balmoral School will offer a free workshop for pipers on the Silver Medal tunes, with Dr. Jack Taylor of St. Andrews, Scotland. Dr. Taylor is a winner of the Braemar Gold Medal, the Gold Medal in Inverness, the Gillies Cup and the Silver Chanter. He is president of the Piobaireachd Society of Scotland and is a senior judge for Piobaireachd.
Highlights of the Balmoral Classic weekend include a Friday night reception, the US Junior Solo Bagpiping and Solo Snare Drumming Championships on Saturday, and a Saturday night concert featuring Alasdair Fraser, long regarded as Scotland's premier fiddle ambassador, and brilliant Californian cellist Natalie Haas.

For additional information about the weekend events, please visit our website at balmoralclassic.org

The Balmoral School of Piping & Drumming is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization founded and maintained in Pittsburgh, PA since 1979. It is our mission “to raise the standard and promote the appreciation of bagpipe music in the USA by providing world class instruction, cultivating excellence in youth, presenting innovative musical events, and fostering tradition.”
Balmoral School of Piping and Drumming, 1414 Pennsylvania Ave., Pittsburgh, PA. 15233

Apply for the 2017 Balmoral Classic, Pittsburgh USA, by October 17

The Balmoral School Invites Young Pipers and Drummers to its 2017 Competition.

On November 18, 2017, the 11th annual Balmoral Classic, the US Junior Solo Bagpiping and Solo Snare Drumming Championships for entrants 21 years of age or younger, will take place in in Pittsburgh, PA.  
 
Pipers will compete in the Piobaireachd, MSR, and Overall categories. Prizes for the winning pipers include a set of David Naill bagpipes and a set of McCallum bagpipes.

Drumming trophies will be awarded for MSR, Hornpipe/Jig, and Overall. The Overall Winner of the Drumming contest will receive the HTS-800 Premier snare drum donated by Henderson Imports of Traverse City, MI.

Medals, scholarships and additional prizes will be awarded to the first five places in each Piping and Drumming event. The Balmoral School of Piping and Drumming will host the competition.

APPLY BY OCTOBER 17 at:
(Pipers) balmoralschoolofpiping.org/balmoral-classic-2017-bagpiping-application/ 
(Drummers) balmoralschoolofpiping.org/balmoral-classic-2017-drumming-application/
 
Highlights of the Balmoral Classic weekend include a Friday night reception and a Saturday night concert featuring Alasdair Fraser, long regarded as Scotland's premier fiddle ambassador, and brilliant Californian cellist Natalie Haas. For additional information about the weekend events, please visit our website at balmoralclassic.org.

The Balmoral School of Piping & Drumming is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization founded and maintained in Pittsburgh, PA since 1979. It is our mission “to raise the standard and promote the appreciation of bagpipe music in the USA by providing world class instruction, cultivating excellence in youth, presenting innovative musical events, and fostering tradition.”
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Balmoral School of Piping and Drumming, 1414 Pennsylvania Ave., Pittsburgh, PA. 15233

 

The Scots Guard Club Knockout Series

The Scots Guard Club's winter piping programme began on Sunday 24 September with the first in a series of knockout events. The contest was won by Jonathon Simpson against Callum Moffat. 

The next event takes place on Sunday 29 October with Ben Duncan and John Dew. Tickets are £5 on the day with pies on sale at half time. More Information

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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