The Scots Guards Club – Knockout results and Recital announced

There was a great weekend of piping at The Scots Guards Club in Edinburgh, where in the Knockout Semi-Final Callum Moffat won through against Craig Sutherland  yesterday, Sunday 21 February and is the first Finalist. The next semi-final is between Scott Barrie and Ross Miller. This will take place on 27 March 2016, at 4 pm. Tickets are £10 with a curry included.

Recital News
Callum Beaumont will perform a recital at the Scots Guards Club on Sunday  17 April, at 4 pm. Tickets are £10.00, available on the door with a curry after.

Bagpiper Host 2016 – Piper Wanted!

For the 2016 Summer Season, The National Piping Centre is once again looking for a talented individual to be the face of the piping to our museum visitors.

bagpiper host

This fantastic role will see you host tours around our Museum of Piping, and conduct come and try tours with people from across the world as they visit us throughout the summer, as well as promoting The National Piping Centre and The Bagpipe Shop.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, friendly piper, with great customer service skills. If you think this could be you, download the full job specification here: Bagpiper host 2016 and send us your CV to recruitment@thepipingcentre.co.uk  by 5pm on Friday 26th February, with interviews commencing 3rd and 4th March.

Good Luck!

Uist and Barra Piping Competition 2016

The Uist and Barra Piping Competition is back for 2016. It will take place on Saturday 5th March at The College of Piping on Otago Street, Glasgow.

The line up includes our very own Principal, Roddy MacLeod MBE, as well as Callum Beaumont, Willie McCallum, P/M Gordon Walker, Stuart Liddell and more. Tickets are £12 and available on the door.

Uist and Barra 2016

 

SPA Knockout Competition – 4th Heat

The SPA Knockout Competition is back this Saturday 6th February at The College of Piping, Otago Street, Glasgow for its 4th heat and features Douglas Murray vs Steven Leask.

Tickets are £7.50 on the door, and its  7.00 for 7.30pm start. A full bar service will be available, so be sure to come along early and enjoy a drink and ensure a good seat.

TNPC Spring Concert Series is Back for 2016!

We have three amazing concerts lined up for you this Spring for our Spring Concert Series! These three fantastic piping events will all take place in The National Piping Centre Auditorium, at 7.30pm and tickets to each are £12 adults and £10 concessions (students, +65s and U16s).

So the concerts we have are:

Friday 19th February
The National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland Presents…
“Showcase”
See the NYPBoS as you have never seen them before! With mini-bands, quartets, trios and in groups with other instruments, this evening will showcase the talents of these amazing young performers.
Find out more and book online!

Friday 18th March
“Piping Degree”
Join us as the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland BMUS Traditional Music degree students present a fantastic night of performances. Come and see the next big thing in the Trad Music world!
Find out more and book online!

Friday 15th April
“Tradition Bearers”
Four legendary pipers present a very special evening of solo piping recitals. Join Pipe Major Jimmy Banks MBE, Ian Duncan, Colin MacLellan and John Wilson for a great night of music!
Find out more and book online!

Brand New Seasonal Schools Now Online!

The National Piping Centre has totally redesigned its Seasonal Schools for 2016, and they are now online to book.

There is Young Stars Piping Schools for ages 16 & Under from Monday – Thursday of the School, which are specifically tailored for young learners, and then from Friday – Sunday we have the National Piping Centre Seasonal Gatherings, which will provide a fantastic social learning experience for adult learners.

Find out more and book your place online now at our seasonal schools pages here

Junior Competition – Entry Update

The Junior Piping Competition’s Event 2 – 15-17 MSR is now full, and we can’t take any further entries. Entries for the competition close on Friday 5th February, but entries are filling up fast, so please enter today! You can find out more here.

The CLASP – Edinburgh Competition Results

Here are the results from The CLASP competition in Edinburgh on Saturday 16th January. It took place across 2 venues – the Royal Scottish Pipers Society, and the Scots Guards Club in Haymarket. Thanks to both the venues.

Grade 1 Overall Winner – Gregor McCulloch
Grade 2 Overall Winner – Gill Cairns
Grade 3 Overall Winner – Andrew Robertson

Grade 1 – Piobaireachd
1st Stewart Gaudin
2nd Gordon Hislop
3rd Ian Graham

Grade 1 – 2/4 March
1st Gregor McCulloch
2nd Ian Graham
3rd Stewart Gaudin

Grade 1 – Strathspey and Reel
1st Gregor McCulloch
2nd Ian Graham
3rd Stewart Gaudin

Grade 1 – Jig
1st Gregor McCulloch
2nd Gordon Hislop
3rd Stewart Gaudin

Grade 2 Piobaireachd
1st Gregor McCulloch
2nd Gill Cairns
3rd George Gordon

Grade 2 – 2/4 March
1st Jack Lockhart
2nd Gill Cairns
3rd Colin Brown

Grade 2 – Strathspey and Reel
1st Gill Cairns
2nd Jack Lockhart
3rd George Gordon

Grade 2 – Jig
1st Gill Cairns
2nd Colin Brown
3rd Jack Lockhart

Grade 3 – Piobaireachd
1st Colin Brown
2nd Colin Taylor
3rd Stewart Allan

Grade 3 – Piobaireachd Ground
1st Colin Taylor
2nd Robert Thomson
3rd Joris Panis

Grade 3 – 2/4 March
1st Andrew Richardson
2nd Colin Taylor
3rd Alfred Graf

Grade 3 – Strathspey and Reel
1st Andrew Richardson
2nd Joris Panis
3rd Colin Taylor

Grade 3 – Jig
1st Andrew Richardson
2nd Robert Thomson
3rd Joris Panis

Grade 3 Jig
1st Andrew Richardson
2nd Robert Thomson
3rd Joris Panis

Scots Guards Knockout – The Semi Finals!

After the last of the first round competition last weekend saw Scott Barrie win through, the Scots Guards Club Knockout Semi-Finals are:
Sunday 21st February – Callum Moffat V Craig Sutherland.
Sunday 27th March – Scott Barrie V Ross Miller.

These events start at 4pm, at the Scots Guards Club in Haymarket, Edinburgh. Tickets are £10 each, which includes a curry after, and available on the door.

 

Scots Guards Club 2016 CLASP Draw

Please look below at both Draws (Royal Scottish Pipers and Scots Guards Club).
These venues are quite close to each other so we are using both buildings for our competition on 16th January. (15 minute walk/9 minute drive). We will of course move things about for anyone that might be between grades to insure no one is rushing from one venue to another. Good luck to all!

Venue – Royal Scottish Pipers, 127 Rose Street, Edinburgh EH2 3DT
Starting Time – 10am

Grade 1 Piobaireachd

  1. Stewart Gaudin
  2. Douglas Maxwell
  3. Andrew Park
  4. Ian Graham
  5. Gordon Hislop
  6. Sandie Greenwood
  7. David McLauchlan

Lunch Break

Grade 1 – 2/4 March, Stathspey & Reel, and Jig

  1. Stewart Gaudin
  2. Ian Graham
  3. Andrew Park
  4. Janette Greenwood
  5. Liam McCann (2/4 March only)
  6. Gordon Hislop
  7. Sandie Greenwood
  8. Gregor McCulloch
  9. Stephen Whitton
  10. David McLauchlan

Grade 1 Competitors should make their way to the Scots Guards Club for the Prize Giving.

Venue – Scots Guards Club, 2 Clifton Terrace, Edinburgh EH12 5DR
Starting Time 10am

Grade 3 Piobaireachd

  1. Andrew Richardson
  2. Stephen Whitton (Full only)
  3. Joris Panis (F & G)
  4. George McCall (Full only)
  5. Robert Thomson (F & G)
  6. Stewart Allan (Full Only)
  7. Colin Brown (Full Only)
  8. Alfred Graf (F & G)
  9. Colin Taylor (F & G)

Grade 2 Piobaireachd

  1. Andrea Zingg
  2. Helen Thomson
  3. George Gordon
  4. Janette Greenwood
  5. Gregor McCulloch
  6. Gill Cairns
  7. Dagmar Pesta

Lunch Break

Grade 2 – 2/4 March, Stathspey & Reel, and Jig

  1. Douglas Maxwell
  2. Dagmar Pesta
  3. Stewart Allan
  4. Gill Cairns
  5. Jack Lockhart
  6. Colin Brown
  7. George Gordon
  8. Helen Thomson
  9. Andrea Zingg

Grade 3 – 2/4 March, Stathspey & Reel, and Jig

  1. Andrew Richardson
  2. Robert Thomson
  3. Alfred Graf
  4. Joris Panis
  5. Ryo Hasuda
  6. George McCall (M/SR)

Results and Prize Giving in the Scots Guards Club