Join us for an intimate wedding open evening at The National Piping Centre sponsored by Glasgow’s loveliest wedding blog ‘Braw Brides’ on Thursday 14th January from 5.30pm – 8.00pm
Guest will be welcomed with a glass of sparkling wine and canapés whilst browsing The National Piping Centre and the suppliers from Braw Bride’s Wedding Directory.
The first 30 lucky guests will receive a goodie bag on arrival. To register for tickets, please head to our facebook page here
Entries for the Glasgow CLASP are now open and will close on 31st of March.
Please enter online here.
The 2nd event in the SPA series of Knockout Contests featuring:
Chris Armstrong vs Stuart Liddell – A veritable “Clash of the Titans!”
7.00 for 7.30pm, Saturday 5th December 2015 at the College of Piping – Otago Street, Glasgow.
Tickets £7.50. Full bar service available.
Come early for a drink, a chat and a good seat.
The event will be live streamed on the College website.
The ultimate winner will receive “The Piping Times Trophy” and a cash prize sponsored by McCallum Bagpipes.
Final is on 7th May 2016.
Callum Moffat won through to the next round against Greig Canning in the Scots Guards Club Knockout.
Both pipers produced an excellent afternoons entertainment. Next up is Scott Brodie and Andrew Wright on 13th December.
The International Bagpipe Conference will bring together bagpipe musicians, academics and enthusiasts from all around the world to the National Piping Centre from 26 Feb to 28 Feb 2016 for the third edition of the biennal International Bagpipe Conference.
This event is organised in collaboration with the National Piping Centre, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Glasgow University with the support of the Bagpipe Society.
From the ticket options please select the option you wish. The National Museums Scotland visit is free, however, you will need to provide your own transport. If you wish to go, please select the inclusive ticket option.
» Get your tickets here!
Entries are now being taken for The National Piping Centre’s annual Junior Piping Championship, which will take place on Saturday 20th February 2016.
Click here to enter now. Entries will close on Friday 5th February 2016.
Our brand new, further education course – HNC Music – Piping, will start its first programme in January 2016, and then a new course in September 2016. We are hosting a drop-in Open Day here at The National Piping Centre next Wednesday 11th November 2015, where you can come along between 9am – 6pm and we will answer all your HNC Music – Piping questions. Its free and members of staff will be on hand to give you all the information you need about the new HNC Music – Piping.
The College of Piping is once again holding its annual Echoes of Oban Recital this year on Saturday 14th of November. Starting at 7pm, the Echoes will feature many of the winners from the 2015 Argyllshire Gathering including Gold Medallist John Angus Smith, Silver Medallist Sandy Cameron, Angus MacCol winner of the Silver Starl, Charles MacDonald winner of the MacGregor Memorial Piobaireachd, Sarah Muir winner of the ‘B’ Grade Strathspey and Reel and guest piper Willie McCallum.
Fear-an-Tighe for the evening will be John Wilson.
The ‘Echoes of Oban’ was an event held annually in the 1950s and 1960s, when the winners from the Argyllshire Gathering each year were invited to play their winning tunes at a concert in Glasgow. This gave those who had been unable to attend the Gathering a chance to hear some of the winning performances, while those who had attended were able to enjoy the performances again in a relaxed social atmosphere. The College restarted this tradition again in 2008 and has held it every year since.
Tickets for the Echoes are priced at £8 available from the College of Piping.