Scottish Piping Society of London CLASP 2013 – Draw

Piobaireachd Judge – John Shone

Grade 3

Piobaireachd Ground and Full Piobaireachd

  • Ross Martin (Full and Ground)
  • Emanuele Bergamo (Full and Ground)
  • Lino Peluso (Ground only)
  • Tom Broderick (Full and Ground)
  • Helge Jeppesen (Full and Ground)
  • Duilio Vigliotti (Full and Ground)
  • Robert Ross (Ground only)

Grade 2

Piobaireachd

  • Sandie Greenwood

Grade 1

Piobaireachd

  • David MacLauchlan
  • John Frater
  • Len Durham
  • Jacquelyn Lewis
  • Gordon Hislop
  • David Gatcum
  • Andrew Park
  • Michael Graham
  • Susy Klinger

Light Music Judge – Anthony Doherty

Grade 3

2/4 March, followed by a separate Strathspey and Reel event

  • Emanuele Bergamo
  • Lino Peluso
  • Giulianini Giovanni
  • Helge Jeppesen
  • Duilio Vigliotti
  • Tom Broderick

Grade 2

2/4 March, followed by a separate Strathspey and Reel event

  • Ross Martin
  • Sandie Greenwood
  • Daniel del Piccolo

Grade 1

2/4 March, Strathspey and Reel, followed by a Jig Competition

  • Gordon Hislop
  • David MacLauchlan
  • John Frater
  • Len Durham
  • Robert Ross
  • Jacquelyn Lewis
  • David Gatcum
  • Andrew Park
  • Michael Graham
  • Susy Klinger

Scots Guards Knockout 2014 Draw

Here are the dates and competitors for the first round of the 2014 KO:

November 24 – Steven Gray & David Wilton
December 15 – Greg Wilson & Margaret Dunn
January 12 – Sarah Muir & Craig Sutherland
February 16 – George Stewart & Angus MacColl jnr

All events will take place at the Scots Guards Club Haymarket Edinburgh from 4pm.
Curry served after, club number is 0131 337 1084.

Ross Ainslie and Jarlath Henderson NEW ALBUM!

After 5 years Ross Ainslie and Jarlath Henderson are looking to make a new album!
Here’s their pledge music page which allows their supporters to help contribute to the cost of the production by pre-ordering a signed copy of the album for just £15. You can choose contribute more and in return will receive higher valued gifts which include a private gig at your home, signed limited edition vinyl, or a backstage pass to a gig!

Check it out via the link below:

http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/rossandjarlath

Second International Bagpipe Conference

You’re invited to the

Second International Bagpipe Conference
The National Piping Centre are excited to bring you news of the second International Bagpipe Conference and it’s call for papers.

 

The International Bagpipe Organisation warmly invites you to participate in the Second International Bagpipe Conference, marking International Bagpipe Day, a celebration of the world’s bagpipes and bagpiping traditions. This one-day conference will be hosted by the Institute of Musical Research and the School of Oriental and African Studies in central London, supported by the IMR SOAS music department and the Bagpipe Society. We aim to establish a productive and welcoming platform for all people interested in the study of bagpipes: academics, music experts, instrument makers, folk musicians, dancers and music lovers. This is an exciting interdisciplinary opportunity to debate various questions relating to the study of bagpipes in the twenty-first century.

 

The conference be held in Chancellor’s Hall, Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU, Brunei Building.

 

Friday 7 March 2014

The conference will be launched by an opening concert hosted by the SOAS Concert Series. International artists will be featured including an all-female band from Galicia to mark International Women’s Day on 8 March.

Programmed artists are:
Goran Farkas (Istria, Croatia)
Habelas Hainas (Galicia, Spain)

Andy May Quartet (Newcastle, UK)

 

Saturday 8 March 2014

The conference will take place on Saturday 8 March 2014. Bagpipe specialists from all over Europe will exchange knowledge of their instruments, music and culture. The conference be followed by an evening dance organized by the SOAS French Folk Dance society in a location to be confirmed, featuring a local folk band.

 

CALL FOR PAPERS 

We will consider papers that have a direct link to bagpipes:

  • Taxonomy/Organology
  • Playing techniques/Ornamentation
  • Cultural or Social Anthropology
  • Historical findings/iconography/recent history
  • Bagpipe making
  • Recordings/Archiving/Collecting
  • Gender Studies

As the conference coincides with International Women’s Day, women delegates and papers with a gender angle are strongly encouraged. Any other theme directly related to the bagpipes will be considered.

 

There are limited funds available to help support international travel costs for speakers.

 

Interested participants should submit a paper title, an abstract of no more than 500 words complete with your institutional affiliation or profession and contact details by 1 December 2013 to internationalbagpipeorg@gmail.com.

Successful applicants will be notified by 31 December 2013.

 

https://internationalbagpipeorganisation.wordpress.com

Northern Meeting Results- Thursday 9th September 2013

Highland Society of London Gold Medal

1st Callum Beaumont
2nd Douglas Murray
3rd Faye Henderson
4th Cameron Drummond
5th John Mulhearn

Silver Medal

1st Alasdair Henderson
2nd Craig Sutherland
3rd Darach Urquhart
4th Jamie Forrester
5th George Stewart

Silver Star Former Winners MSR

1st Stuart Liddell
2nd Angus MacColl
3rd Willie McCallum
4th Cameron Drummond
5th Jack Lee

A-Grade MSR

1st Alastair Dunn
2nd Alex Gandy
3rd Ben McClamrock
4th Alasdair Henderson
5th Finlay Johnston

City of Brechin Pipe Band Announcements

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 Concert

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 Northern Meeting CLASP draw 2013

The Eden Court Theatre
10.30am

All Piobaireachd competitions will commence first, followed by light music.

Grade 3

Piobaireachd- Own Choice

Kitt Mackenzie

Robert Ross

Robert Thomson

Stephen Whitton

 

March, Strathspey and Reel- Own Choice

Kitt Mackenzie

Douglas Maxwell

Robert Thomson

 

Grade 2

Piobaireachd- Submit 2, play 1

Douglas Maxwell

Neil Mitchell

Liza MacFarquhar

MSR- Submit 2 Marches, Own Choice Strathspey and Reel (2 Separate

Competitions)

Neil Mitchell

Liza MacFarquhar

Grade 1

Piobaireachd- Submit 2 tunes.

James Beaton

Michael Graham

Susy Klinger

Jacquelyn Lewis

Andrew Park

MSR- Submit 2 sets of tunes.

James Beaton

Michael Graham

Susy Klinger

Robert Ross

Stephen Whitton

Jacquelyn Lewis

Andrew Park

Evening Classes- Autumn Term

 

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 
U16
16+
Autumn 2013- 10 week course   
£90
£80
For further information about any of our tuition options, please visit our website:
or contact Jonathan Graham at jgraham@thepipingcentre.co.uk
Enrolment Night
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.