The Piobaireachd Society
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War or Peace

Thanks to Peter McCalister for this article on War or Peace, or Cogadh no Sith to give it the Gaelic title.  There are many different versions reflecting that it was popular and widespread.  Tempo of Piobaireachd over the years is always interesting.  It first appears in Joseph MacDonald's treati...

Patron’s Fund gift to Piobaireachd Society

The Piobaireachd Society is very grateful to have received £2500 from the Patron's Fund. This fund was set up to benefit charities of whom The Queen is Patron, on the occasion of her 90th birthday.  The gift will be used to extend funding of our bursary which gives young pipers without easy acc...

Lacrimae – A new Piobaireachd

Janette Montague has composed a new Piobaireachd called Lacrimae. She is arranging for a video recording of it to be made, featuring Willie McCallum and Jim MacGillvray, with Craig Muirhead on keyboard. She is keen to attract funding to do this, and details are available here  Contributions are ...

Piobaireachd Society Bursary 2017 – closing date extended to 31st May

The closing date for this week of tuition at the College of Piping has now been extended to 31st May. The bursary aims to encourage young pipers who do not have easy access to a piobaireachd teacher to learn piobaireachd. Previous successful candidates were very positive about their experience o...