Scots Guards Club – Upcoming Events

The Scots Guards Club in Edinburgh has a fantastic array of events coming up over the next wee while. Details are:

7th May – Piping Dinner with Angus MacColl. This fantastic evening event will take place at the Scots Guards Club next Saturday night. There are a few tickets still available – call 0131 337 1084 or email: scotsguardsclub@gmail.com

Scots Guards Knockout 2015/2016 – Grand Final! Come along on Sunday 15 May at 4pm to hear Ross Miller vs Callum Moffat in the grand final of this year’s knockout contest! Tickets are £10, available on the door and includes a curry.

Then later this year, there are recitals by James Murray on Sunday 21st August and Bruce Gandy on Tuesday 30 August (TBC) – both are £10 tickets on the door and include a curry, so get the dates in your diary!

 

Scottish Pipers’ Association Knockout Contest Final

The final will be held on Saturday 7th May 2016 featuring two of the World’s finest pipers : Stuart Liddell vs John Patrick

The event will be held in the College of Piping Otago St, with the evening starting at 7.00pm for 7.30pm. Tickets are £7.50.  There is a full bar service available so please come early for a drink and a chat and to get a good seat.

The winner will receive the Piping Times Trophy which will be presented by editor Stuart Letford together with a substantial cash prize. The runner-up will also receive a substantial cash prize.

McCallum Bagpipes have kindly agreed to sponsor the event which will be recorded by the BBC for transmission at a later date on the Pipeline program.

We are also hoping to once again transmit the contest via Livestream for members and friends who are further afield. Donations via the website would be welcome. www.scottishpipersassociation.co.uk

Get set for the Pipe Band Season with 10% off Kit!

There is now 10% off pipe band essentials at The Bagpipe Shop, to help you get set for the season. We have Mister Anthony Band Spec Capes, now with 10% off. There are also our Piper Hose, which are also now 10% off for a variety of colours. Or check out our Brogues and Glengarries, which are ordered specially for you, and will be dispatched as soon as we receive them.

So get your kit ready with 10% off!

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Willie McCallum Snr. Campbeltown

The National Piping Centre was saddened to hear of the passing of Willie McCallum Snr, suddenly after The Donald MacLeod Memorial Competition on Friday 8 March. We would like to extend our condolences to Willie’s family, especially his son Willie McCallum Jnr.

Willie Snr was a fantastic supporter of piping, attending many events here at The National Piping Centre and during Piping Live!. His enthusiasm and love for the instrument and its music and his joy of piping will be sadly missed.

In light of this news, the concert scheduled for Friday 15 April – Tradition Bearers – has been cancelled. Ticket holders will be refunded, and we will update further on any rearrangement in the coming weeks.

Meet The Piper – Family Open Day, Monday 4 April

This Monday, 4th April, bring along the family to meet the bagpiper, for free!

Just drop in for our fantastic open day from 11am – 2pm on Monday, and the whole family can hear the bagpipes played, and you can try them out for yourselves.  You can colour in your own piper, and if you try the pipes, you will receive a special certificate of achievement, signed by Amy our piper.

Its for everyone ages 2 and up and for one day only, so come along!

Scots Guards Knockout – The Final is decided!

In the latest Scots Guards Knockout, Ross Miller won the second semi-final against Scott Barrie on Sunday 27 March. He will now meet Callum Beaumont on 15 May in the final, 4 pm as usual in the Scots Guards Club, Haymarket, Edinburgh. Tickets are £10.00, available on the door and include a curry served after.

Recitals
Head along to the Scots Guards Club to see Callum Beaumont play in recital on Sunday 17 April at 4 pm. Tickets are £10.00, available on the door and include a curry served after. 

SPA Knockout – Semi-final 2

The 2nd semi-final will be held on Saturday 2nd April at the College of Piping, Otago St, Glasgow. The pipers in this round are: Stuart Liddell vs Steven Leask.

Join us from 7.00pm for 7.30pm, there is a full bar service available so please come early for a drink and a chat and to get a good seat.

The winner of this will face John Patrick in the final on Saturday 7th May. The SPA are also hoping to transmit the contest via Livestream for our members and friends who are further afield. Donations via our website would be welcome. www.scottishpipersassociation.co.uk

SPA Adult Amateur and Veterans Contest – 2016 Results

The annual SPA Adult Amateur and Veterans Contest was held on 26th March 2016 at The College of Piping. The results were:

Piobaireachd
1 Stewart Gaudin
2 Andrew Park
3 Dagmar Pesta

March
1 Iain MacIntyre
2 Andrew Park
3 Anne Lore

S&R
1 Andrew Park
2 Iain MacIntyre
3 Stewart Gaudin

Veterans (slow air & march)
1 Brian Mulhearn
2 Graham Alexander
3 Iain Darroch

Overall (SPA Shield): Andrew Park

Best Slow Air (James Graham Shield): Graham Alexander

Adjudicator : Ronnie MacShannon