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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 CVO CBE FRSE MA CA - Lady Ivory DL MA ARCM FRSA - Sandy Grant Gordon CBE MA.    Read More

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Scottish Pipers Association Annual Professional Competition - Enter Now

The Scottish Pipers' Association are pleased to announce that they will be holding the SPA Annual Professional Contest on Saturday 13th April 2019

This is their 100th Year and the have expanded the contest to include more grades.

They felt that the old format of "Open" discouraged both the Premier/A players and the B/C players for obvious reasons and feel taht the new format will give all players a platform to compete against their peers.

Premier/A Grade will be held at NPC Otago St [Formerly College of Piping]

Grades B&C will be held at NPC McPhater St.

Each of the two venues would not be able to cope with the different grades/entries, hence the split. The contests will run concurrently.

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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 CVO CBE FRSE MA CA - Lady Oona Ivory DL MA ARCM FRSA - Sandy Grant Gordon CBE MA

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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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