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    Learning the Bagpipes

    With many different ways you can learn, whatever your level, you can take your piping forward with our World Class instructors.

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

Virginia School

Welcome to the Virginia Piping and Drumming School 2017

Dates: 18th - 23rd June 2017 

Venue: Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA

This year, we have Piping, Snare, Tenor and Bass Drumming all available, with world-class instructors lined up for you, and we welcome all levels of player. 

So enrol today for this fantastic course.

Sponsors for 2017 

The 2017 Virginia Piping and Drumming School is kindly sponsored by R.G. Hardie & Co. who have donated a set of PH01 Bagpipes and a brand new Deluxe Piper Case, with a total value of over £1100. They will be awarded to a deserving individual who has shown dedication and improvement during the week. Pictured is the 2016 prizewinner, MiSun Harvey. 

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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