- John Dew
- Chris Happs
- Euan Cameron
- Mathew Clark
- John Dew
- Greg Canning
- Craig Martin
- Greig Wilson
- Ross Miller
- Calum Watson
- Greig Wilson
- Craig Martin
- Greg Canning
The 28th annual United States Piping Foundation Amateur and Professional Piping Championships, held in memory of founder Maclean Macleod, were held 21 Jun 2013, in the Louise and David Roselle Center for the Arts at the University of Delaware, Newark, DE. During a short tribute at the end of the competitions, the 2013 USPF Professional and Amateur Champions, Bruce Gandy and Campbell Webster, each played a four-parted 2/4 March written in honor of Maclean: “Maclean Macleod of Ullapool,” by James McIntosh, MBE, and “Mac Macleod of the U.S.P.F.” by Reay S. MacKay.
In the Amateur events there were 10 pipers from throughout North America, and 15 in the Professional events. The adjudicators for the Amateur Competitions were Amy Garson, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and Nancy Tunnicliffe, Lanesboro, MA. Adjudicators for the Professional Piobaireachd event were Peter Kent, Silver Spring, MD, and James McIntosh, MBE Anderson, SC. Adjudicators for the Professional MSR event were Colin MacLellan, Edinburgh, Scotland, and James Stack, Summit, NJ.
The organizers are deeply indebted to the University of Delaware and to the gracious sponsors that make this event possible, including:
The Scottish Games Association of Delaware, Inc.
The Dunvegan Foundation of the Clan MacLeod Society, U.S.A., Inc.
The St. Andrew’s Society of Baltimore
The St. Andrew’s Society of Philadelphia
The Balmoral School of Piping & Drumming
Results were as follows:
The Donald MacPherson Silver Quaich Amateur Piobaireachd Competition: Each competitor submitted four tunes of their own choice.
1. Stanton Man (Pittsburgh, PA), “Lament for Donald Duaghal MacKay”
2. Campbell Webster (Concord, NH), “The Wee Spree”
3. Maeghan Bielski (Middleborough, MA), “Lament for the Departure of King James”
4. Andrew Chalfoun (Owings Mills, MD), “Lament for the Viscount of Dundee”
5. Grace Washam (Arden, NC), “The Park Piobaireachd No. 2”
The Seumas MacNeill Silver Quaich Amateur March, Strathspey, and Reel Competition: Each competitor submitted four of each type of tune, and played a set selected by the judges.
1. Campbell Webster, “Braes of Castle Grant,” “Ewe wi’ the Crooked Horn,” “Major Manson”
2. Allyson Crowley-Duncan (Latham, NY), “The Crags of Stirling,” “Stac Polly,” “Miss Proud”
3. Eryk Bean (Londonderry, NH), “John MacFadyen of Melfort,” “Dora MacLeod,” “Dr. MacPhail’s Reel”
4. Stanton Man, “Leaving Lunga,” “Caledonian Society of London,” “Mrs. MacPherson of Inveran”
5. Grace Washam, “Dr. E.G. MacKinnon,” “The Doune of Inverlochy,” “Malcolm Johnstone”
Overall Amateur results: The competitor with the highest point accumulation from the Piobaireachd and MS&R competitions receives the U.S.P.F. Silver Buckle and round trip airfare to Scotland and two weeks tuition at an approved venue in Scotland. The overall winner also received the USPF Silver Buckle. Scholarships were awarded to approved Piping Schools to overall rankings 2 through 5:
1. Campbell Webster
2. Stanton Man
3. Allyson Crowley-Duncan
4. Maeghan Bielski
5. Eryk Bean
Also competing in the Amateur events but not in the prize list: Albert DeFusco (Pittsburgh, PA), Kenneth Flynt (Eldersburg, MD), and Vincent Janoski (Hopewell, NJ).
The St. Andrew’s Society of Philadelphia Silver Quaich Professional Piobaireachd Competition: Each competitor submitted six tunes of their own choice. Prizes: 1st – $1000; 2nd – $800; 3rd – $600; 4th $400; & 5th – $200.
1. Victor Frank (Silver Spring, MD), “Lament for the Only Son”
2. Bruce Gandy (Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada), “Donald Gruamach’s March”
3. Andrew Carlisle (Pittsburgh, PA), “The Big Spree”
4. Alex Gandy (Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada), “Lament for Captain MacDougall”
5. Liz Cherry (Pittsburgh, PA), “Lady MacDonald’s Lament”
The St. Andrew’s Society of Baltimore Silver Charger Professional March, Strathspey, & Reel Competition: Each competitor submitted six of each type of tune, and played a set twice through selected by the judges. Prizes: 1st – $1000; 2nd – $800; 3rd – $600; 4th $400; & 5th – $200.
1. Alex Gandy, “Verna Leith’s Wedding March,” “Arniston Castle,” “Alex C. MacGregor”
2. Eric Ouellette (Syracuse, NY), “John MacDonald’s Farewell to South Uist, “ “Caledonian Society of London,” “Ca’ the Ewes”
3. Andrew Carlisle, “Braes of Castle Grant,” “Blair Drummond,” “Pretty Marion”
4. Bruce Gandy, “The Pap of Glencoe,” “The Islay Ball,” “Charlie’s Welcome”
5. Derek Midgley (Tinton Falls, NJ), “Duncan MacColl,” “Neil Sutherland of Lairg,” “Arnish Light”
Overall Professional Results: The competitor with the highest point accumulation from the Piobaireachd & MSR competitions receives the U.S.P.F. Silver Buckle. In addition to the prize monies noted above, the overall winner will also receive trans-Atlantic airfare from the East Coast to Glasgow, Edinburgh, or London, UK, if he is eligible to compete at eligible senior competitions:
1. Alex Gandy
2. Bruce Gandy
3. Andrew Carlisle
4. Victor Frank
5. Eric Ouellette
Also competing in the Professional events but not in the prize list: Duncan Bell (Bethlehem, PA), John Bottomley (Bethlehem, PA), Andrew Donlon (Germantown, MD), Robert Gray (Iowa City, IA), Ben McClamrock (Baltimore, MD), Dan Lyden (Timonium, MD), Alistair Murray (Pittsburgh, PA), Andrew Walker (Emmaus, PA).
Grade 1 John Frater
Grade 2 Sandie Greenwood
Grade 3 Helen Thomson
United Kingdom Championships 2014, Saturday 14th June, Belfast.
1- Field Marshal Montgomery
2- Scottish Power
3- St Laurence O’Toole
4- Boghall and Bathgate Caledonia
5- Inveraray and District
6- Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia
7- Greater Glasgow Police Pipe Band
9- Vale of Atholl
10- Police Scotland Fife Pipe Band
11- Denny and Dunipace Gleneagles
1- Bleary and District
2- Lomond and Clyde
3- Torphichen and Bathgate
4- Buchan Peterson
5- Manorcunningham – Eire
6- The Glasgow Skye Association
7- Mackenzie Caledonian
8- Police Service of Northern Ireland Pipes and Drums
9- Dumbarton and District
11- Scottish Fire and Rescue Services Pipe Band
12- Arklow – Eire
1EP- Royal Burgh of Stirling
4- 101 Northumbrian Regiment R.A
6- New Ross and District
10- Vale of Atholl
12EP- Peter Vardy Glenrothes and District
13- Quinn Memorial
14- Concord – Netherlands
16- Isle of Islay
17- First Scottish Milngavie
1- Thiepval Memorial – Eire
3- Achill – Eire
4- Matt Boyd Memorial
5EP- Royal Burgh of Annan
6- Portlethen and District
7- Upper Crossgare
9- 6th/8th Dundee Boys Brigade
10- Wallacestone and District
11EP- East Kilbride
12- Bothwell Castle
13- Troon Blackrock
15- Fraserburgh Royal British Legion
1- Lochmaben Royal Burgh
3- Vale of Clyde
5EP- Arbroath Royal British Legion
6- Marlacoo and District
8- St Patricks Bandon – Eire
9- Tralee Pipes & Drums – Eire
10- Raphoe Pipe Band – Eire
11- Major Sinclair Memorial
12- Cleland Memorial
13- Kirkcaldy and District
14- Bready Ulster Scots
16- Tamlaght O’Crilly
1- Burntisland and District
2- Ullapool and District
3EP- Royal Burgh of Stirling
4- McDonald Memorial
6- Clontibret – Eire
7- Gorey – Eire
10- Carnoustie and District
11- Dingwall R.B.L Branch
12- Letterkenny and District – Eire
13- Dr O’Hurley – Eire
14- Mid Argyll
16- Vale of Atholl
18- Killen and District
1EP- George Heriot’s School
2- Dollar Academy
3- George Watson’s College – Juvenile
4- Peoples Ford – Boghall and Bathgate Caledonia
5- Kintyre Schools
6- North Lanarkshire Schools
1- West Lothian Schools
2- George Watson’s College – Novice
3- Dollar Academy
4- Stirling and District Schools
5- Preston Lodge High School
6- North Lanarkshire Schools
7EP- Kelty and Blairadam
8- Ulster-Scots Agency Juvenile
9- Mid Argyll
CLASP are delighted to announce that the grade 1 overall winner of the ‘World Solo Amateur Piping Competition’ will fly to New York to compete at the amateur section of the Metro Cup Competition. This fantastic prize is kindly donated by Eric and Maureen Stein.
The dates for the CLASP competitions are Tuesday 12th August – Grade 3. Wednesday 13th August – Grade 2, and Thursday 14th August – Grade 1. The venue is The Theatre Royal (opposite the National Piping Centre).
To enter in the CLASP amateur grade 3, 2 or 1 competitions at Piping Live! please follow this link:
Please note, pipers must be 18 or over to take part.
Army School of Piping CLASP Competition
7th June 2014 – Starting time 10.30am
Grade 3 – Piobaireachd
Robert Thomson (full)
Neil MacLure (Ground Only)
Grade 2 – Piobaireachd
Grade 1 – Piobaireachd
Grade 3 – March, Strathspey & Reel followed by 6/8 March
Grade 2 – March, Strathspey & Reel followed by 6/8 March
Grade 1 – MSR followed by 6/8 March
Strathallan School wishes to appoint a Piping Instructor ideally from September 2014 although it will be possible to delay for the right candidate. The priority will be to develop the School Pipe Band and individual pipers. There will also be the opportunity for a suitable candidate to play a part in the wider life of the school and an involvement certainly with the boarding aspects would be an advantage. Technical knowledge, capability with administrative duties, and vitally the ability to enthuse pupils for piping will be required.
Applications, with a full CV and the names and addresses of two referees, are invited before Monday, 9th June 2014.
DOWNLOAD FULL JOB DESCRIPTION HERE Piping Instructor Job Description
THE HEADMASTER, STRATHALLAN SCHOOL, FORGANDENNY, PERTH, PH2 9EG
The National Piping Centre are sharing the LOVE this season with their new light-Up LED LOVE letters. These are the perfect finishing touch to any wedding and can be used both for the wedding ceremony as well as during the wedding breakfast and evening reception.
Credit rated course
23 June – 6 September 2014
30 SCQF credits
Course capacity: 12 students
Application Deadline: 26 May 2014
This ten-week summer course is delivered in partnership with the National Piping Centre and offers students one to one and ensemble tuition from some of the best pipers in the world.
Taking place over a summer in Glasgow, students will experience what life is like studying piping at a conservatoire in a vibrant city which, in summer 2014, will host the Piping Live Festival, the World Pipe Band Championships, and the Commonwealth Games.
To find out more information about the piping summer school, please see the course outline .
Residential accommodation for summer school students travelling to Glasgow is available at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s student accommodation, Liberty House. Full details can be found here.
Please remember that this course runs over the weeks that the Commonwealth Games are in Glasgow (23 July – 3 August 2014). If you require accommodation during the course it is important to organise it as soon as possible. It is likely that visitors to Glasgow for the Games will significantly reduce available rooms in the city at this time.
If you are having trouble finding accommodation, please contact us directly and we will aim to help you find somewhere to stay.
Apply for this summer school online now by selecting the button below. To apply for this credit-rated course, there is an application fee of £25. We aim to have a decision regarding your application to you within ten working days of receiving your submission.