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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

Glenfiddich Solo Piping Championships - Saturday 28th Oct - Tickets On Sale Now!

The Glenfiddich Solo Piping Championship was established in 1974 to inspire the world's finest individual pipers and to seek the best overall exponents of ceol mor or piobaireachd (the great music) and ceol beag or light music (the little music). The event is held annually at Blair Castle in Blair Atholl Perthshire. Each year, 10 competitors qualify to play at this prestigious event through placing in one of a series of qualifying events. 

Relive the Day 

You can now access the videos from the day on our Vimeo Channel. Relive a day of fantastic piping from Blair Castle

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Watch the trailer for this year's event 
 


The Competition this year takes place on Saturday 28th October 2017 and starts at 10am prompt. Invited to compete are:

Callum Beaumont
Glenn Brown
Cameron Drummond
Alasdair Henderson
Jack Lee
Angus MacColl
Ian K. MacDonald
Roderick MacLeod
Iain Speirs
Craig Sutherland

PIOBAIREACHD JUDGES ARE

Iain MacFadyen
Ronnie McShannon
Jack Taylor

MARCH, STRATHSPEY & REEL JUDGES ARE

Ian Duncan
Willie Morrison
Bob Worrall

FEAR AN TIGHE

John Wilson

The 2017 Glenfiddich Piping Championship will commence at 10am on Saturday, 28th October in Blair Castle, Blair Atholl. The 2017 Glenfiddich Piping Championship will commence at 10am on Saturday, 28th October in Blair Castle, Blair Atholl.

Following the competition, the annual Pipers Ceilidh will take place in the Atholl Palace Hotel in Pitlochry, with a limited number of tickets for this also available for purchase along with a competition ticket through the website link.  

There will be a limited number of tickets available on the day at Blair Castle. These will be on a first come, first served basis.  

This event will be livestreamed. Find out more here

Get tickets here

 

The image is of the 2016 competitors. This image is copyright of Derek Maxwell Photography. 

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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

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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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