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Friday, October 2
The College of Piping is planning a ‘Night for Jeannie’ to mark her getting the MBE. A small tribute concert/show is planned for Friday, October 2 evening which will feature Jeannie’s bagpipe interests, both highland and border. Allan MacDonald and Hamish Moore will be among those playing. All welcome.
Obviously, the venue is the College, 16 Ortago Street, Glasgow
Beginning 9th September 2015
For anyone interested in learning to play Scottish Smallpipes, the Edinburgh based Scots Music Group is offering a class for beginners. Taught by Alana MacInnes the class will begin on Wednesday 9th September, at Boroughmuir High School, between 7.00 and 9.00 pm and run for 12 weeks. The class is supported by the LBPS.
Friday 6th – Sunday 8th November 2015
This year we are returning to the Tontine Hotel, Peebles
The weekend's programme will include
Welcome Dinner on the Friday night (3 course)
- Speakers & various workshops during Saturday
- (including workshops for beginners & absolute beginners)
- Concert in The Eastgate Arts Centre on the Saturday evening.
- More workshops on Sunday morning.
It’ll be a great weekend, not be missed!
Yesterday morning we received the sad news of the sudden death of Dr Roderick D Cannon. His name maybe most familiar to pipers as the author of 'The Highland Bagpipe and its Music', but many may be unaware of the seminal role he played in the 1970's in the revival of the bagpipe in England. Members of the LBPS will be aware of his great interest in the music of William Dixon; he chaired the 1997 collogue conference on the Dixon manuscript and was even heard to play Dixon's music at a meeting of the Piobaireachd Society. Others may be aware of his scholarly work on Piobaireachd and his edition of the Treatise by Joseph MacDonald. A man whose interest in piping recognised no boundaries.
His sudden and unexected demise leaves a large hole in the world of piping scholarship.
Available to members now.
The June 2015 issue of Common Stock is now available to members online, containing a full report of the 2015 Competition and William Dixon Anniversary articles as well as the usual miscellany of music, history, discussion and news of events.
Available to members now.
The December 2014 issue of Common Stock is now available to members online, containing a full report of the 2014 Collogue as well as the usual miscellany of music, history, discussion and news of events.
A welcome update to this ongoing tale.
We are delighted to report that the piper's head has been found and plans are being re-invigorated to restore this unique item of Scottish cultre to its former glory.