We would love to win a VOWS award for our little team’s outstanding contribution to weddings in Scotland!
Please help us by clicking on the link below to nominate The National Piping Centre for ‘Best Venue’.
The draw for the 2014 World CLASP Competition is now available here:
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.
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
Last month the fantastic Braw Brides Blog covered our styled wedding shoot, showcasing our wedding venue.
Here’s the feature: http://www.brawbrides.com/portfolio/braw-styled-shoot-at-the-national-piping-centre/
If you or a friend/family member have an upcoming wedding to plan The National Piping Centre is perfect for your special day. Call us today on 0141 353 5551 to book a show around.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 0141 353 0220
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.
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/
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)
Grade 2 Piobaireachd
Grade 1 Piobaireachd
Directly followed by:
Grade 3 M/SR
Grade 2 M/SR
Grade 1 – MSR
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.
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!