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The National Piping Centre exists to promote the study of the music and history of the Highland Bagpipe.
Patron HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay, KG, KT, GCB.
Founders: Sir Brian Ivory, CBE, FRSE - Lady Ivory, DL - Sandy Grant Gordon, CBE.    Read More

NYPBoS - Free Performance at NPC on 28th November

 

The National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland will be presenting a short, free performance that is open to the public on the front steps opposite The National Piping Centre at 5pm on Tuesday 28th November. We would love members of the public to come along and watch this fantastic display from some of Scotland's best young pipers and drummers. 

NYPBoS - New Album coming 8th December

Get Thunderstruck This December!

The National Piping Centre and The National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland are pleased to announce that their latest album will be available to download from iTunes, Google Play and Amazon from Friday 8th December. 

This is their first release for 6 years, following on from the immensely successful album Illumination. Thunderstruck was recorded live earlier this year at Perth Concert Hall and was recently awarded Best Live Concert as voted by the public at this year’s Big Rab Show awards. 

This will be the first recording to feature members of both the Development and Senior Bands, which together comprise of around 100 members. The concert also features some of the best traditional musicians performing on stage with the band with support from Scott Wood (Skerryvore), Alistair Patterson (BBC Young Traditional Musician Finalist 2014), Fraser Stone (Treacherous Orchestra), and Seamus O’Baoighill (BBC Young Traditional Musician Finalist 2015) amongst others. 

So make sure you download this fantastic new album from The National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland on 8th December! 

Inspire

The National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland's next concert is in Edinburgh on Saturday 17th February. Join us at Edinburgh Corn Exchange for "Inspire" and you can get your tickets online now, so take a listen to the album then grab your tickets for our next fantastic show. 

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NYPBoS Present "Thunderstruck" - 11 Feb 2017

The National Piping Centre is proud to present The National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland live in concert.

This year's concert titled 'Thunderstruck' will see the band perform a fantastic mixture of traditional and contemporary music infused with the ever so popular NYPBoS twist. The concert will feature the very best next generation of young pipers and drummers from all over the country. From solo spots, quartets, fanfares to full accompanied musical suites there will be something for everyone.

£11.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket)
Under 16s £7.50
Family (2 adults + 2 children) £30

Buy tickets online here from Perth Concert Hall

NYPBoS Drum Corps Collaborate with the Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers

The weekend of the 28th and 29th of April saw members of the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland drum corps have a 2 day collaborative workshop with the Mugenkyo Taiko Drumming Group who are the only professional group of this kind in the UK. The purpose of the weekend was to expose our very talented young drummers to a different style of drumming and to put together a new collaborative piece that would be performed at the bands major concert in November which has been titled “LEGACY”.

It was a fantastic weekend for everyone involved and definitely worthwhile as our drummers learnt new skills and were able to create a new section for our fanfare. The members of the NYPBoS drum corps would like to thank Mugenkyo members Miyuki and Fiona for their professionalism and enthusiasm with this new concept and look forward to performing with them and the rest of the team in November.

NYPBoS donates concert profits to Philippines relief fund

The National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland (NYPBoS) – one of the world’s top youth pipe bands – has announced that it will donate the profits from its St Andrews Day concert at the Clyde Auditorium to the Philippines Disaster Relief Fund.

The decision was made as the devastation wrecked by Haiyan resonated in particular with the band’s director Alisdair McLaren whose family live in the Philippines and were directly affected by the Super Typhoon.

Says Alisdair McLaren: “Like the rest of the world I was horrified by the scale of the disaster but I was also worried for my relatives who live there and my mum who was visiting when the Typhoon hit. Thankfully no one in my family was badly hurt but their homes are damaged and they’ve lost so much – which still makes them luckier than so many other families.”

“I am very grateful that the National Piping Centre and National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland have offered to do this so hopefully we can get as many people along as possible to support this great cause.”

The NYPBoS is a non-competing, cutting edge performance pipe band for 10-25 year olds in Scotland who have represented the country all over the world. Launched in 2002 by The National Piping Centre, the National Youth Pipe Band is the first and only organisation of its kind to bring together Scotland’s most talented young musicians at a national level from across Scotland’s 32 councils, and from an array of different competing pipe bands and musical backgrounds.

This year’s St Andrew’s Day concert will showcase both Senior and Development Bands performing a mix of well-known traditional and exciting contemporary music with a spin.

Tickets can be purchased online via Ticket Soup

The National Piping Centre exists to promote the study of the music and history of the Highland Bagpipe.
Patron HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay, KG, KT, GCB.
Founders: Sir Brian Ivory, CBE, FRSE - Lady Ivory, DL - Sandy Grant Gordon, CBE

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HRH The Prince Charles,
Duke of Rothesay, Patron

with Founders, Sir Brian and Lady Ivory and the Lord Provost Bob Winter on the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the Opening of The National Piping Centre.

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