CLASP Winners 2013/2014 Season

Congratulations to David McLauchlan,(Grade 1) Sandie Greenwood (Grade 2), and Tom Broderick (Grade 3) on winner the CLASP for 2013/2014 season.
The CLASP’s will be presented outside The National Piping Centre, in the Street Café, at 5.30pm on Thursday the 14th of August.

Inveraray CLASP 2014 – Results

Grade 1 – Piobaireachd
1st John MacLeod
2nd Michael Graham

Grade 3 – Piobaireachd
1st George Gordon
2nd Helge Jeppesen

Grade 1 – MSR
1st Robert Low
2nd John MacLeod
3rd Michael Graham

Grade 2 – MSR
1st George Gordon

Grade 3 – MSR
1st Helge Jeppesen

Piping Live! – We’re recruiting

With just under 2 weeks to go until Piping Live! opens its doors to thousands of visitors from across the globe we are looking for a team of fun, enthusiastic events volunteers to help run the show!

Piping Live! is famed for its diverse concerts, which over the last 10 years, have featured some of the most innovative collaborations in traditional music. The 2014 festival will celebrate the best in the piping tradition and well as the most ground- breaking acts in various spaces around the city. Pop-up performances are also planned on Buchanan Street and our new outdoor site at Candleriggs in Merchant City.

We’re looking for a whole range of people from passionate pipers to music lovers, events teams and marketing staff.

  • Are you passionate about piping?
  • Do you enjoy fast paced events and festivals?
  • Do you love music and gigs?
  • Want to work with world class musicians?
  • Can you work well in a team?

If you want to be involved in the BIGGEST and BEST week of piping then contact us today!
email: gcannon@thepipingcentre.co.uk or phone: 0141 353 0220

The Martyn Bennett Prize for Traditional Music Composition

Martyn Bennett Prize
Named in honour of the acclaimed composer/multi instrumentalist Martyn Bennett, this competition is open to all Scottish-based musicians to create a new 5-10 minute long composition that shows its roots in traditional music. The winner will receive £2000, the runner up £1000 and all the finalists’ work will be performed at The Queen’s Hall on Tuesday 14th October. Full information and application forms are available on the website.
Closing date: Monday 1st September 2014.

CLASP World Solo Amateur Piping Competition 2014 Venue

Trades Hall of Glasgow
The Trades Hall of Glasgow is the CLASP venue for this years ‘World Solo Amateur Piping Competition’. It is approximately a ten minute walk from the National Piping Centre. Grade 3 will be held on Tuesday (12th August). Grade 2 will be held on Wednesday (13th) and Grade 1 will be held on Thursday (14th).
The overall winner of the Grade 1 event will win an all expenses paid trip to compete at the Metro Cup Amateur events, February 2015.
Many thanks to Eric and Maureen Stein for sponsoring this fantastic prize.

To enter please visit http://www.theclasp.co.uk/competitions/entry/33/

Inveraray 2014 CLASP Draw

1.30pm Start (This is an approximate timing and will depend on the conclusion of the Junior Piobaireachd)

Grade 3 Piobaireachd
Helge Jeppesen (Ground only)
George Gordon

Grade 2 Piobaireachd
Douglas Maxwell

Grade 1 Piobaireachd
John MacLeod
Michael Graham
Bob Low

Directly followed by:
Grade 3 M/SR
Helge Jeppesen
Douglas Maxwell

Grade 2 M/SR
George Gordon

Grade 1 – MSR
Michael Graham
John MacLeod
Bob Low

Generous Sponsorship from R.G. Hardie & Co

A huge thank you to R.G.Hardie & Co who sponsored the recent NPC summer school in Winchester, Virginia, by donating a beautiful set of PH01 Peter Henderson thistle engraved bagpipes.

Ross-Evans

The pipes were awarded to Ross Evans (pictured) whom the instructors deemed the most deserving student after a successful week of piping. These are Ross’s first set of pipes and we wish him all the best in his future piping endeavours!