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William Dixon Homecoming Concert

Saturday 25th April, Stamfordham, Northumberland

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New Beginners’ smallpipes class - Edinburgh

 beginning 10th September, 2014

For anyone interested in learning to play scottish smallpipes, the Edinburgh based Scots Music Group is offering a class for beginners.  Taught by Ben Miller the class will begin on Wednesday 10th September, at Boroughmuir High School, between 7.00 and 9.00 pm and run for 12 weeks. 


2013 LBPS Annual Competition Results

2013 Annual Competition Results

Soundfiles now available; many thanks to Johnn Bushby for editing them.


Local Groups for Bellows Pipers

The growing numbers of pipers playing bellows pipes across the UK and beyond has resulted in a renewed interest in the idea of the formation of local groups to meet together for playing, sharing experience and general encouragement.



Carlos Nunez plays pastoral pipes

Carlos Nunez playing 'The Football March' from Geoghegan's 1740 tutor on a set of pastoral pipes made by Jon Swayne, at a concert with Phil Pickett at Celtic Connections


'Overseas' Class for Annual Competition 2015

CLOSING DATE midnight GMT, MARCH 13th 2015

Entries are invited for the 'Overseas' class, introduced last year with the 'Anniversary Trophy' for performances submitted digitally by LBPS members outside the UK and Ireland.

Read on for Full Details

LBPS Annual Competition 2014 Results

Saturday, April 19th 2014


The 2014 competition results and sound files are now available


LBPS at the Festival Fringe- Edinburgh

Dansing and Pyping thru the Toun - an introduction to Scotland's forgotten bagpipes

The event was a great success - more or less full house

thanks to all who took part. Now for the Colloquium on Monday...

St Cecilia's Hall, Cowgate, Edinburgh


LBPS Annual Competition 2015

Saturday, April 11th 2015

The 2015 competition will be held this year in The National Piping Centre, Glasgow..

Please fill in and return entry forms to Judy Barker, one for each class you plan to enter...