The Piobaireachd Society
Patron HM The Queen



Set Tunes 2015

The set tunes for 2015 have now been announced and are as follows. Set Tunes 2015...

Cairn (1)

Piobaireachd on Radio

Pipeline  Hiharin odin hiharin dro (Calum Beumont) Rout of Glenfruin (Douglas Murray) College of Piping Radio  In Praise of Morag (Calum Beumont)...


Piobaireachd Society Bursary 2014

This bursary aims to encourage young pipers who do not have easy access to a piobaireachd teacher to learn piobaireachd. The two successful applicants in 2013 were very positive about their experience of a week of expert tuition focusing on Piobaireachd sponsored by the Piobaireachd Society. The suc...

John MacDonald

John MacDonald’s Prelude

Thanks to Paula Glendinning for the recording and score of this, one of the few compositions of John MacDonald of Inverness. He is understood to have used this as a tuning prelude before performing one of the bigger pieces that had predominance of the high G. Nothing is known of the source from ...


Conference report 2014

Another successful conference was held March 22/23 in Birnam Hotel.  An excellent venue  - fine weather, beautiful surroundings, near to the heart of Piobaireachd history with the MacGregor's Glenlyon and John MacIntyre's Rannoch just up the road.  And local fiddler Neil Gow was being celebrated ...