The Piobaireachd Society
Patron HM The Queen


A Piper’s Farewell to his Pipes

Thank you to Steven Knox for sending his composition A Piper's Farewell to his Pipes.  He says that this tune seeks to express the feelings of a piper who is no longer able to play, as he puts his pipes back in their box for the last time.  As in some other laments, grief is mixed with frustration...


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...