CITY OF BRECHIN AND SCOTTISH POWER PIPE BANDS IN CONCERT, FEATURING DELMA WILSON & NICOLA GRANT SCHOOLS OF DANCE.
SATURDAY 21 SEPTEMBER, 7.30PM, REID HALL, FORFAR
City of Brechin Pipe Band presents an evening of piping and dancing. One of Scotland’s premier Grade 1 bands, Scottish Power, will be performing, along with our own Grade 3 and 4 bands. Also featured are dancers from the Delma Wilson & Nicola Grant Dancing Schools, including ‘Strictly Alba’ a group of dancers who narrowly missed out on the live finals of Britain’s got Talent. An evening of top quality entertainment not to be missed! TICKETS ON SALE NOW! See the flyer for details and eticketing link for online pruchase of tickets. Tickets are also available direct from City of Brechin band members.
CITY OF BRECHIN PIPE BAND SOLO PIPING AND DRUMMING COMPETITION.
SATURDAY 5 OCTOBER, 9AM, BRECHIN HIGH SCHOOL
The Brechin Solo’s take place this year on 5 October, commencing at 09.00am. The venue is, once again, Brechin High School. Deadline for entries is 27 September. Entry forms provided below.
Brechin solo piping entry form
Brechin solo drumming entry form
The Eden Court Theatre
All Piobaireachd competitions will commence first, followed by light music.
Piobaireachd- Own Choice
March, Strathspey and Reel- Own Choice
Piobaireachd- Submit 2, play 1
MSR- Submit 2 Marches, Own Choice Strathspey and Reel (2 Separate
Piobaireachd- Submit 2 tunes.
MSR- Submit 2 sets of tunes.
Our Autumn evening class term begins on
Saturday 14th September.
Classes are available for all skill levels and all ages, whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned piper The National Piping Centre evening classes are the perfect way to learn and improve.
Beginner: Complete beginner, never played before
Level 1: Not a beginner, can play scales, g gracenotes, strikes and simple melodies and can read music. (Currently working on Chapters 7 – 9 of The Highland Bagpipe Tutor Book)
Level 2: Able to play D Throws, High A and High G Doublings, G,D,E’s (Currently working on Chapters 10 – 13 of The Highland Bagpipe Tutor Book)
Level 3: Able to play most movements including all doublings, G strikes, grips. Is just about to go onto the pipes (currently working on Chapters 14 – 20 of The Highland Bagpipe Tutor Book).
Level 4: Able to play all movements including birls, taorluath, B strikes. Can play several tunes with reasonable sense of timing on the pipes (currently working on Chapters 21 – 27 of The Highland Bagpipe Tutor Book).
Level 5: Can play tunes of varying time signatures including Marches, Strathspey and Reels. Needs assistance tuning and developing finger technique (currently working on Chapters 28 – 30 of The Highland Bagpipe Tutor Book).
We have a variety of lessons for all levels both for Under 16s and Adults with 3 sessions per hour on Saturdays and Tuesdays and 1 session per hour on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Download the Timetable Here
Evening Classes Price
Autumn 2013- 10 week course
For further information about any of our tuition options, please visit our website:
Thursday 12th September from 6-8pm
Everyone welcome, if you are a regular student or completely new. Come down to The National Piping Centre to talk to our staff and have a one on one level evaluation. Tea and Coffee will be available.
Tulloch Castle, Dingwall – Friday 15th November 2013 – 7.30pm for 8pm
Pipe Major Stuart Liddell and supporting young pipers Christopher and Steven Gray
A tribute concert to honour the late Anthony John (Tony) MacDonald (Scots Guards) in aid of Erskine.
Enquiries: Pipe Major Campbell McGougan 01349-864046
Entrance £10 (£5 under 14′s)
Raffle and refreshments
Competition will take place on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th November 2013, at the Army School of Piping, Inchdrewer House, Colinton Road, by Redford Barracks, Edinburgh.
Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 November 2013
Army School of Piping
Inchdewar House, Colinton Road
By Redford Barracks, Edinburgh
Entries Close 30 0ctober 2013
Download Entry form here and return to:
The Secretary Scots Guards Association Pipers Branch
Capledrae Farm Cottage
Capledrae by Cardenden
Fife KY5 OHQ
Highland Society of London Gold Medal
- Alan Bevan
- Douglas Murray
- Innes Smith
- Andrew Bonar
- Fiona Manson
Judges: Patricia Henderson, Ronnie McShannon, Bill Wotherspoon
- Jack Lee
- Bruce Gandy
- Alastair Dunn
- Callum Beaumont
- Gordon Walker
Judges: John MacDougall, Stuart Shedden, Jack Taylor
- James P. Troy
- Alasdair Henderson
- Jamie Forrester
- Darach Urquhart
- Graham Drummond
Judges: Robert Wallace, Bob Worrall, Andrew Wright
MacGregor Memorial Piobaireachd
- Sandy Cameron
- Taylor Townsley
- Steven Leask
- Scott Barrie
Judges: Malcom MacRae, Alan Forbes, Colin MacLellan, Tom Speirs
Silver Star MSR
- Stuart Liddell
- Willie McCallum
- Jack Lee
- Angus MacColl
- Roddy MacLeod
Judges: John Wilson, Willie Morrison, Ian Duncan
Saturday, 31 August 2013 – Adult Amateur, CLASP Grades 1, 2 & 3 and Juvenile Contests
Sunday, 1 September 2013 – Open, B & C Contests (B & C Contests included in CPA League Tables)
In response to feedback from competitors last year, the Chatsworth Solo Piping arrangements have been further revised with all adult amateur and juvenile contests to be held on Saturday and all professional contests on Sunday.
On Saturday the prizes will comprise vouchers from The National Piping Centre and College of Piping who once again are supporting the adult amateur and juvenile contests respectively.
On Sunday, separate Open, B and C contests – Piobaireachd, 6/8 March, 2/4 March, Strathspey & Reel and Hornpipe & Jig – are to be held with prize money of £1,265, £650 and £450 respectively available.
Chatsworth Country Fair is held over 3 days, and always on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday following the August Bank Holiday. Held in the park of Chatsworth House, home to the Dukes of Devonshire, the 2013 event will be the 32nd Country Fair. It has become one of the largest events of its type in England, and is an essential part of the Derbyshire and Midlands calendar. Given good weather, crowds of around of 90,000 people are expected over the three days. The focus of the Show is the Grand Ring on the “big flat”, with over 300 trade stands and crafts. Around the park are over 40 showground attractions, many with a country theme.
ASBM&HD, Inchdrewer House, 299 Colinton Road, Edinburgh, EH13 0LA
Saturday 5 October 2013
P/A, B and C Grades Piobaireachd and Light Music
This new competition is hosted by the Army School of Bagpipe Music and Highland Drumming and is endorsed by the Competing Pipers’ Association. Open only to CPA members of all grades, the winner of the P/A grade piobaireachd will be invited to compete in the elite Captain John MacLellan Medal Piobaireachd Recital Competition and Dinner in 2014.
Prizes across grades reflect the status of the contest, with a specially-struck bronze medal and a replica of the ASBM&HD Memorial Cairn being awarded in various events.
Online entry is now open via competingpipers.com, and spectators will be very welcome.
Entries are now open and will close on 1st of September.
Please enter online.