Piper Hire Private Event

Wedding-Piper“Scotland’s Centre of Excellence for this great instrument”

Come along and meet our world class bagpipers.

Bespoke one-to-one meetings for bride and grooms to discuss your musical needs with our experts.
These popular events are held throughout the year at The National Piping Centre.

Refreshments provided whilst you chat!

EVENT DATES 2014

  • Sunday 14th September 12-4pm
  • Sunday 5th October 12-4pm

Please contact weddings@thepipingcentre.co.uk to make a one-to-one booking.

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.