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    With many different ways you can learn, whatever your level, you can take your piping forward with our World Class instructors.

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, FRSA, MA, CA - Lady Ivory, DL - Sandy Grant Gordon, CBE.    Read More

Virginia School

Welcome to the Virginia Piping School 2018

Dates: Sunday 17th - Friday 22nd June 2018

Venue: Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA

This year, we have world-class instructors lined up for you, and we welcome all levels of player. 

So enrol today for this fantastic course.

Sponsors for 2018

The 2018 Virginia School is kindly sponsored by R.G. Hardie & Co. who have donated a set of Twist Trap Practice Pipes . They will be awarded to a deserving individual who has shown dedication and improvement during the week. Pictured is the 2017 prizewinner, with her new set of PH01 bagpipes from R.G Hardie. 

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, FRSA, MA, CA - 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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