Glenfiddich Piping Championships 2018

The 2018 Glenfiddich Piping Championship took place on Saturday 27th October at Blair Castle. The Full results were: 

1st Finlay Johnston
2nd Callum Beaumont
3rd Stuart Liddell
4th Angus MacColl
5th Alex Gandy

1st Finlay Johnston, “My Dearest on Earth, Give Me Your Kiss”
2nd Stuart Liddell, “In Praise of Morag”
3rd Angus D. MacColl, “The Bells of Perth”
4th Callum Beaumont, “Craigellachie”
5th Stuart Easton, “The Unjust Incarceration”

Judges: Patricia Henderson, Dr. Angus MacDonald, John Wilson

1st Callum Beaumont
2nd Alex Gandy
3rd Finlay Johnston
4th Angus MacColl
5th Stuart Liddell
Judges: Murray Henderson, Stuart Samson, Bob Worrall

The Glenfiddich 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. 


This year, if you enjoyed watching the livestream, please consider making a donation. All funds raised will go to the Isle of Skye Piping Society, which promotes piping on Skye through recitals, competitions, education and assisting in local events. You can still donate to this charity through the year, so once you have rewatched the performances, please donate below. 
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The videos from this year are available to rewatch now over on our Vimeo Channel

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Date for 2019 

The 2019 Glenfiddich Piping Championship will be held on Saturday, 26th October in Blair Castle, Blair Atholl. Tickets will be available online from around mid-July 2019. 

Relive the Day in 2017 

You can now access the all videos from the Glenfiddich Championships 2017 on our Vimeo Channel. Relive a day of fantastic piping from Blair Castle


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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