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A Piper's Head Disappears

The Thornhill piper, which fell from its place on a wall at Abercairney House, has had his head stolen. Apparently this happened a year ago, but we have only today been informed of it. A copy of a local newspaper report on the theft is HERE

30 Years of LBPS Tunes

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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.

Available now from the LBPS shop £12.00 members - £15.00 non-members

New Music Competition Results

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.

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Search the Common Stock Archive

Thanks to a development grant from the LBPS, the Common Stock Archive is now text-searchable.

This resource comprises all 30 years of the Journal, as well as the three 'Supplements' issued in the first few years.

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Common Stock June 2013 Now Available Online

  30th Anniversary Issue

  Available to subscribers online now;

 Log-in and click on the cover image.

 Corrections: something unfortunate ocurred with the music published in one article in this issue.

 A corrected version is available when you click this image.

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June issue of Common Stock available now

The June 2012 issue of Common Stock is now available online to subscribers. CLICK HERE.

This article contains two 'supplements ' - Callum Armstrong demonstrates the extended range of his Scottish smallpipe [two and a half octaves] - and more information and image of the common-stock, bellows-blown bagpipe from Limousin, France. It also includes two corrections.

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Smallpipes for hire

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Having just taken delivery of two new sets, the Society now owns five sets of smallpipes available for hire to members.  All are out on hire at this time, but we have a steady turnover so get your name on the waiting list now!

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