The Piobaireachd Society
Patron HM The Queen

Papers delivered at the Annual Conference

The Proceedings of the annual conference are free to Piobaireachd Society Members.  They can be bought in paper form from the College of Piping.

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1973 Minard CastleJudging Piobaireachd Competitions  D R MacLennan and Frank Richardson. Unpublished CC tunes Archie Kenneth.  Ceol Mor and Gaelic Song Finlay MacNeill ...  
1974 Dunblane HydroModern Piobaireachd  John MacLellan.  Canntaireachd   Morag MacLeod.  The MacKay Tunes   Alex Haddow ...  
1975 Middleton HallPiping in the Army  David Murray.  Aspects of Piobaireachd playing  John MacFadyen.  Teaching piping in the Highlands  Iain Macfadyen ...  
1976 Middleton HallReminiscinces of Piping and Pipers  D R MacLennan.  Some views on the structure of Piobaireachd  Seumus MacNeill. A Bibliography of Bagpipe Music Roderick Cannon

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1977 Middleton HallPiping in North America E D Neigh; History of the Piobaireachd Society By James Campbell; The Emendation of Piobaireachd
By A G Kenneth, David Murray, John MacFadyen ...
  
1978 Middleton HallComparisons of Bagpipes by Harmonic Measurement
By Alex C MacKenzie; Modern Piobaireachd Compositions
By John MacLellan; The Problems of Adjudicating Piping Competitions By Eddie Swindle ...
  
1980 Middleton HallSome Pipers of the 19th Century By Seumas MacNeill; The Judging of Piobaireachd Competitions By General Discussion; The Set Tunes for 1980 By John MacLellan ...  
1982 Middleton HallThe MacKays of Gairloch by Alex MacRae;  (i) What Kind of Piobaireachd Society do we want? by Tom Speirs (ii) Preparation for Piobaireachd Competition by Iain Cameron;  Piping Reminiscences by Colin...  
1983 Middleton HallThe Life and Work of General Thomason by Brian D MacKenzie; More Reminiscences by D R MacLennan; A Centre for Folk Music by Richard J Powell ...  
1984 Middleton HallThe MacPhersons by Seumas MacNeill;  A Reassessment of the Piobaireachd Society Collections by D J S Murray, Malcolm MacRae and John MacLellan; Lament for The Bishop of Argyll by A...  
1985 Royal Hotel, Bridge of AllanMemories of John MacDonald by Frank Richardson; Medical Aspects of Piping by Iain MacLaren; Elizabeth Ross and the Piping of John MacKay of Raasay by Peter Cooke ...  
1986 Royal Hotel, Bridge of AllanThe Set Tunes for 1938 by James Campbell; Elizabeth Ross and the Piping of John MacKay of Raasay by Peter Cooke; The John MacKay Manuscript by John A MacLellan ...  
1987 Royal Hotel, Bridge of AllanThe Set tunes for 1987 by John MacLellan and Seumas MacNeill;  The Highland Society of London Manuscript by Iain MacInnes; The Piobaireachd Society and the origins of the Army Class...  
1988 Royal Hotel, Bridge of AllanThe Problems of Playing in Professional Competitions by Malcolm MacRae and Alistair Smith; MacGregor Pipers by Hugh Cheape; The Piper, The Community and the Community Piper by Andrew Hunter; Any...  
1989 Royal Hotel, Bridge of AllanOld Bagpipe Recordings by James Burnet; Reminiscences by Ian C Cameron; (i) The John MacFadyen Trust (ii) Radio Piping Broadcasts by Neil Fraser; The Appoggiatura by John A MacLellan; The...  
1990 Royal Hotel, Bridge of AllanThe Influence of Archie Kenneth by James Campbell;  Pipe Major Donald MacLeod by Angus J MacLellan; What's in The MacArthur Manuscripts by Andrew Wright; Update on the work of John...  
1991 Royal Hotel, Bridge of AllanThe Life and Times of John MacColl by Seumas MacNeill;  The Problems of Running a Piping Competition by Muriel Clayton; The Gesto Cantaireachd Collection by Roderick Cannon; Bagpipe Woods by...  
1992 Royal Hotel, Bridge of AllanMemories of John A Maclellan MBE by Seumas MacNeill, John D Burgess, Gavin Stoddart; System of Modes in Ceol Mor by Frans Buisman; Playing in a Folk Group by Duncan...  
1993 Royal Hotel, Bridge of AllanA Piping Watershed - The Tradition 1780 – 1840 by Iain MacInnes; The History of The College of Piping by Dugald MacNeill; Joseph MacDonald - "Complete Theory" by Roderick Cannon;...  
1994 Royal Hotel, Bridge of AllanSet Tunes for 1994 by Andrew Wright; Nomenclature of Piobaireachd by Finlay MacNeill; Angus Mackay by Seumas MacNeill; Ian Dall MacKay The Blind Piper, The Man and his Work by...  
1995 Royal Hotel, Bridge of AllanThe Piobaireachd Society, 1919 – 1925 by James Campbell; The Set Tunes for 1995 by Angus J MacLellan; Some Recent Measurements on the scale of the Great Highland Bagpipe by...  
1996 Royal Hotel, Bridge of AllanThe Smith Manuscript by Andrew Wright; Society Publications - The Forward Programme by Roderick Cannon; Army Piping and "Options for Change" by Gavin Stoddart; The Northern Meeting - Past Present...  
1997 Royal Hotel, Bridge of AllanThe Family of John Ban MacKenzie by Bridget MacKenzie; Tunes and their Names by William MacDonald ( Benbecula); Lost Piobaireachds by David JS Murray; Recent Development in Bagpipes and Reeds...  
1998 Royal Hotel, Bridge of AllanMusical Interpretation of Piobaireachd by Jimmy MacIntosh; The Millar ( Highland Bagpipe) Manuscript by Roderick Cannon; The Scottish piping Society of London - Its Pipers and its Music
By John...
  
1999 Royal Hotel, Bridge of AllanOrigins of the MacCrimmons by Hugh Cheape; Further Reminiscences by William MacDonald (Benbecula); Demonstration of Computor Aided Scoring of Piobaireachd in Staff Notation by Donald MacIntyre and Gavin Stoddart; 50...  
2000 Royal Hotel, Bridge of AllanDonald MacDonald - The Man and his Music by Keith Sanger and Roderick Cannon; The Story of the Kilberry Book of Ceol Mor by James Campbell; The Bobs of Balmoral...  
2001 Royal Hotel, Bridge of AllanThe Legendary MacCrimmons by Rory Halford; The Life and Music of P/M Willlie Gray by Bridget MacKenzie and Jeanie Campbell; New Developments affecting the Bagpipe by Robert Matheson; The whole...  
2002 Royal Hotel, Bridge of AllanThe scoring of Ceol Mor by Dugald MacNeill; Pipe Major JB Robertson by John Shone; The writings of William Gray by Alex MacKenzie and Jeanie Campbell; Some discoveries about Cummings...  
2003 Royal Hotel, Bridge of AllanArchibald Campbell, Kilberry by Dugald B MacNeill and Andrew Wright; General Thomason and the making of 'Ceol Mor' by Roderick Cannon; Sherrif J.P. Grant of Rothiemurchus by James Burnet; Piping...  
2004 Royal Hotel, Bridge of AllanThe College of Piping by Robert Wallace; www.piobaireachd.co.uk by John C Dow; The Bells of Perth by Ian Cassels; The Campbell Canntaireachd as a Working Tool by Andrew Wright; The...  
2005 Royal Hotel, Bridge of AllanPipers of the Past by Duncan McDiarmid; The Elizabeth MacInnes manuscripts by Ian K. Murray; The reconstruction of Historic British Bagpipes by Julian Goodacre; The set tunes for 2005 by...  
2006 Birnam House Hotel DunkeldImportant piping Artefacts in Canada by Rory Sinclair also Donald MacDonald Book by Roderick Cannon also The Donald MacDonald bagpipe by Hugh Cheap also The Iain Dall MacKay Chanter -...  
2007 Fishers' Hotel Pitlochry The Dr. MacPhail Paper's by John Shone; Society Publications: Forward programme by Roderick Cannon; The Royal Scottish Pipers' Society Archive by Nigel Malcolm-Smith; The Set Tunes for 2007 by Andrew...  
2008 Fishers' Hotel Pitlochry Pipe makers Before 1800 by Keith Sanger; Masters of Piping. Book review by Robert Wallace; Simon Fraser - An Introduction by Dugald MacNeill; Piping Stories and Legends by Stuart McHardy;...  
2009 Fishers Hotel Pitlochry Binneas is Borreraig by Roderick Ross; New sources of old tunes : The MacRa-Chisholm papers by Keith Sanger and Roderick Cannon; Masterclass by Duncan Watson; The National Piping Centre
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2010 Fishers Hotel PitlochryThe Cameron/Gillies/Reid Style by Jim Barrie; The Piping Heritage of John McKay by Professor Hugh Cheape; John MacGregor and the Breadalbane Fencibles by Keith Sanger; Masterclass by Andrew Wright;  Set...  
2011 Fishers Hotel PitlochryHistory of the "Army Class"  Major Steven Small;  The Why's and Wherefores of Piobaireachd in Brittany by Jakez Pincet; A manuscript written by John MacDonald of Inverness? by John Shone;...  
2012 Birnam Hotel DunkeldJohn Grant by Professor Alan Armstrong. The search...  
2013 Birnam Hotel DunkeldThe Piobaireachd Legacy of Donald McLeod Andrew Wright. The Sister's Lament, a tale of Beauty and the Beast Professor John Duff. Why should we ablolish the set...