Changes to Canmore Bags

Statement from Canmore:

As you know the CANMORE® pipe bag is a technically advanced fabric pipe bag which is based on a specially developed GORE-TEX® membrane from W.L Gore and Associates (UK) Ltd.

Recently we were advised by W L Gore and Associates that the fabric we currently purchase from them will no longer be manufactured at their facility.  Over the last few months, we have been liaising with them regarding an alternative fabric.

We now have a new fabric which you should start to notice from the end of February 2014.  We would like to reassure you that the new fabric has the same technical specification as our previous fabric.

The only change you should notice is that all our bags will now be in the colour black, we will no longer supply the Canmore pipe bag in the colour green.  I can confirm that this makes no difference to either the technical aspect or indeed quality of the Canmore pipe bag.

We have taken this as an opportunity to move forward and over the next few months you will also notice that all our bags will have a new heat sealed Canmore Logo, this will replace the old original sew in labels.

Nothing else has changed, we give our guarantee that our bags will continue to be manufactured in the same way using the new advanced GORE-TEX® fabric (sold exclusively to Canmore Pipe Bags Ltd), we will continue to manufacture to the same high quality standard.

Metro Cup Livestream

Metro Cup Live StreamThe National Piping Centre are continuing their popular live internet streams of international piping events in 2014, starting with the Metro Cup Piping Competition from Newark, NJ. The event will be broadcast live from 1pm EST on Saturday 15th February. Teaming up with the Metro Cup organisers the video broadcast will be available worldwide via our E-Learning 
This is the most prestigious piping competition in the US as the world’s best solo players contend for the coveted Metro Cup.
This year’s invited players are:
Alex Gandy
Bruce Gandy
Andrew Hayes
Dan Lyden
Derek Midgley
Andrew Carlisle
Gordon Walker
Roderick MacLeod
William McCallum
Angus MacColl
John Patrick
Alastair Dunn
Margaret Dunn
Glenn Brown
Callum Beaumont
Chris Armstrong
Jamie Troy
For only $10 viewers will be able to watch live and also on demand and will also be making a contribution towards Metro Express and The Metro Cup, helping to ensure the future of these events.

Job Offers – Royal Cavalry Band – Sultanate of Oman

An equestrian establishment in the Sultanate of Oman welcomes applications for the following posts:

1: Woodwind Teacher
2: Brass Teacher
3: Percussion Teacher
4: Bagpipe Teacher
5: Bagpipes Percussion Teacher
6: Theory of Music Teacher (Piano Player)

Excellent benefits include a one year renewable (single / married status) contract, an attractive tax free salary, free air-conditioned accommodation and utilities, 50 days paid annual home leave, return flights, excellent social and recreational facilities and the opportunity to enjoy a pleasant lifestyle in Oman’s cosmopolitan society.

Please forward full CV together with copies of educational / professional certificates and passport to the following address:

C/O Bernadette Griffin, Charles Kendall & Partners
7 Albert Court, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BJ

Tel: 0044 207 589 1256
Fax: 0044 207 589 1836

NPC Tutor Book App

Download The National Piping Centre Tutor Book App

Buy for £32.99

This innovative product is the result of a collabrative project between Ceol Mor Software & Publishing and the National Piping Centre, Scotland. Building on the success of the Bagpipe Tutor Book produced by the NPC, learners now have the option of purchasing a fully digital version of this publication, now with enhanced functionality.


Not only is this product a fully digital publication, it is also a tutor for learning the Highland Bagpipe. It contains embedded video clips of the exercises as well as audio hints and tips from the director of music, who is also one of the top players in the world. Video clips of every exercise and tune being played through PiobMasterPro are also included. This really is a quantum leap from a standard publication


Publisher: Ceol Mor Software & Publishing Ltd

Copyright: The National Piping Centre

Spring Recital Series

Spring Piping Recitals 2014

A new recital series is coming to The National Piping Centre this spring, featuring some of the world’s best, newest and most exciting pipers.
21st February
Ladies Night
The all female line up on this special ladies night are Margaret Dunn, Clare Lynas, Caitlin McDonald and Sarah Muir.
Sponsoring this evening’s event is the Royal Scottish Pipers’ Society where Dr Martin Lowe served as Honorary Secretary for 14 years from 1997-2011.


25th April
The Scott Wood Trio & Guests
The Scott Wood Trio and guests get the Piping Centre rockin’ at this month’s recital.


16th May

Gold Medalists

A Gold medal is something which most solo pipers strive towards and may only dream of. Tonight’s players, Glenn Brown and Finlay Johnston, have both succeeded in this premier piping accolade.

20th June
Clasp Winners
One of the leading pipers of this generation Callum Beaumont is joined by multi-title winning Angus MacColl at this solo piping recital
**Note this event has move from 21st March to 20th June**



We invite you to come and experience excellence in piping, whether you have just started learning or have been involved in piping for many years.
Tickets £10 adults / £8 conc
For tickets please visit

Aye Do Wedding Fair

We are delighted to announce we are the venue yet again being given the opportunity to host the Aye Thee Wed Wedding Shows this Sunday 19th January 12pm-4pm.

The show will feature some of Glasgow and Scotland’s best loved wedding suppliers in a bright and spacious venue. VIP entry will be available through many online outlets which includes an exclusive goody bag with freebies and a free glass of bubbly! General Entry is £2 per person which includes a donation to our charity partner Scottish Spina Bifida Association.

We’d would love to see some of our up an coming brides and also newly engaged couples starting out! We have a free code for some lucky couples. Please click link below for ticket information – our promotional code is Npc14free.

Click Here for Tickets

Guards Club Knockout – 15th December 2013

Margaret Dunn won her round of the Scots Guards Club knockout against Greig Wilson on Sunday 15th December and will go on to the semi finals in March or April.
The next round is Craig Sutherland and Sarah Muir on 19th of January at 4pm as usual with curry after.