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Here you will find the most extensive range of related merchandise and resources including music, history and technical assistance, as well as all the latest news and details of forthcoming events.
Available to members now.
The June 2014 issue of Common Stock is now available to members online, containing a report and results of the 2014 competition as well as the usual miscellany of music, history, advice, discussion and news of events.
It's taken rather a long while, for various reasons, but here are performances of the winning tunes in last year's Anniversary New Music Competition
The notation for these is published in Common Stock for December 2013 and in the LBPS publication '30 Years of LBS Tunes' available HERE
Saturday, April 19th 2014
The 2014 competition results and sound files are now available
This new publication from the Society includes not only all the entries to this year's New Music competition, but also a selection of tunes composed during the past 30 years.
Applications are invited for the Autumn 2014 award of the LBPS development grants. Thes grants were introduced in the spring of 2012 for the financial support of projects which will advance the Society’s aims, viz. the promotion of Lowland / Border music and the playing of cauld wind pipes. Awards will be considered on Nov 1st and should be submitted to arrive by Friday, October 17th
We are delighted to announce the results of the 30th Anniversary New Music Competition. Results were first announced at the Peebles Collogue where the first two winning entries were performed by their composers [the thrid prize went to the USA]
First prize: Gary West - 'The Jedburgh Ba' Game'
Second prize: Paul Roberts - 'The Gin Drinker's Dream'
Third Prize: Craig Hohm - 'The Waterdog'.
Sound files of these available soon.