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Welcome to the home on the web for all things related to Scottish and Border Bellows-Piping.
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.
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Saturday, April 22nd 2017 9.30am - 5pm
The 2017 annual competition will be held in the Royal Scottish Pipers' Society rooms in Rose Street, Edinburgh, with the usual range of classes. This is a unique occasion in the world of piping; it is welcoming, friendly and exists to encourage pipers, young, seasoned, novice and accomplished to hone their performance and present their music.
Please fill in and return entry forms to Judy Barker, one for each class you plan to enter; links to forms available under the relevant class...
TradFest: Bagpipes Gu Leòr
Opening Concert of TradFest in The Queens Hall, Edinburgh
Wednesday 26th April at 7.30 pm
The Queens Hall present "a Celebration of Scotland's Rich Piping Story... Featuring music from the Borders to South Uist performed by truly world-class talent"
Angus MacKenzie and Fin Moore - Highland Pipes in A
Brighde Chaimbeul - Scottish Small Pipes
Callum Armstrong and George Pasca - Border Pipes and Cello
Allan MacDonald and Seonaidh MacIntyre - Gaelic Song/Scottish Small Pipes
Roddie MacLeod - Highland Pipes
Angus MacKenzie and Gabe McVarish - Reel Pipes and Fiddle.
For more information and to book tickets visit The Queens Hall website.
Newcastle Piping Festival 10-12th March 2017
Northumbrian Pipers's Society are hosting the Newcastle Piping Festival 10-12th March 2017.
More information can be found on the Northumbrian Pipers' Society Facebook page.
Don't forget - March 10th is International Bagpipe Day, when all pipers are invited to go out and play their pipes! - please click here for more information.
Pibroch Teaching Event
with Allan Macdonald and Barnaby Brown
Wooley High Hall, Allendale NE47 9AH
Fri (eve) 7th - Sun 9th April, 2017
Following on from the enthusiastic reception for the presentations these two leading authorities gave at this year's Collogue, we have invited them to host a two-day teaching event to explore Coel Mor (and a little Ceol Beg) on smallpipes.
Border Piping Teaching Day
with Chris Ormston and Matt Seattle
Gordon Arms, Yarrow Valley, Selkirk TD7 5LE Tel: 01750 82261
Sat 20th May, 2017 10am - 5pm
A rare opportunity to study Border tunes, techniques and style from a cross-Border perspective.
Chris and Matt, who between them have been immersed in the music of the Border for more than 70 years, will concentrate on music which is suitable for both Border pipes and Scottish smallpipes (i.e. 9-note tunes). Matt will also - if there is a demand - explore some of the repertoire which asks a little more from the Border chanter.
Please bring Border or Scottish smallpipes in A.
Smallpipes Workshop and Concert with EJ Jones and the Piper Jones Band in Denver, Feb 25, 2017
EJ Jones, award-winning professional piper, performer, recording artist and smallpipe maker will be in Denver on Feb 25 to conduct an all day workshop as an Introduction to Scottish Smallpipes. Following the workshop, the Piper Jones Band will perform in concert in the evening of Feb 25th.
A new Scottish Smallpipes evening class, which is supported by the LBPS, is offered at the College of Piping, 16–24 Otago St, Glasgow on a Tuesday evening from 7pm till 9pm.
Donald Lindsay is the tutor for this class and all tuition is given on a one to one basis. On request the classes can focus on the following areas: beginners; bellows technique; Dixon tunes; pipe and song; surviving sessions; and lowland and border tunes.
For more information and to enrol please go http://www.collegeofpiping.org/tuition/scottish-smallpipes-evening-class/
The December 2016 issue of Common Stock is now available to subscribers for download, featuring full transcripts of the presentations given at this year's Collogue along with several other goodies and a New Year tune.
LBPS Annual General Meeting 2016 - Minutes
The minutes of the recent LBPS Annual General Meeting, held on 5th November 2016, are now available on the Members Page.
Results now available
Sound files are now available; thanks to John Bushby for editing
The Bagpipe Map was officilly launched at the International Bagpipe Conference in Glasgow on February 27th.
This map is an ongoing project whose goal is to create a map of all the currently known depictions of bagpipes to be seen in publicly accessible buildings in Britain.
This is an ongoing project which relies for its growth on a community of contributors. If you know of, or happen to encounter on your travels, a carving or painting of a piper that is not yet included here then you are welcome to join this community and make a contribution: See the ‘Help Build the Map’ page for details.
|The LBPS CD 'Reclaimed' is now avaialble at the LBPS shop.
This is an exciting new venture for the Society; produced by Iain MacInnes and Hamish Moore, it contains 17 tracks, including specially recorded perforamnaces and some 'historical' archive recordings.
Available to members now.
The December 2015 issue of Common Stock is now available to members online, containing a full report of the 2015 Collogue as well as the usual miscellany of music, history, discussion and news of events.
'The Lass of Pettie's Mill':
A new recording by The Lomond Ensemble of music from the Balcarres Lute manuscript c.1695.
Lowland pipes, smallpipes, lute, clarsach, fiddle, recorders, whistles, songs
Available from the shop: Click HERE
In this collection, we present a selection of Quicksteps, 68 in all, drawn primarily from the old collections by the likes of Donald MacDonald, Angus MacKay and John MacLachlan. As has been demonstrated so ably by our tutors, these tunes are ideally suited to playing on ‘cauld wind’ pipes.
Available from the shop: Click HERE