The Piobaireachd Society
Patron HM The Queen



Archie Kenneth Quaich

THE ARCHIE KENNETH QUAICH COMPETITION The twenty-fourth annual amateur Piobaireachd competition for the Archie Kenneth Quaich will take place on Saturday, 5th March 2016, in the rooms of The Royal Scottish Pipers' Society, 127 Rose Street Lane South, Edinburgh, starting at 10am. Entries and enqu...


Bratach Gorm tunes

The Scottish Piping Society of London has released the scores of the tunes for the 2015 Bratach Gorm here. Four tunes to be submitted....


Roderick Cannon

It is with sadness that we record the death of Roderick Cannon on 9th June. Roderick Cannon's contribution to the Piobaireachd Society was immeasurable, as it was to the wider bagpipe world.  He applied his sharp academic mind in all matters, and much of his work can be seen on this website.  H...

Piobaireachd Society books

Piobaireachd Society Book 16

Book 16 of the Piobaireachd Society's series is now available from the College of Piping. The music has been taken from out of print publications of Charles Thomason,  William Ross and G F Ross, and from the manuscripts of  Colin Campbell, Angus MacKay, John Smith, John MacDougall Gillies and R...