The Piobaireachd Society annual conference and AGM will be held on the weekend of 22/23 March in the Birnam Hotel.

We hope that competing pipers will want to attend the Saturday sessions especially. All welcome.  No need to be a member of the Piobaireachd Society.  Booking for the conference is via the College of Piping.  Day attendees are welcome and can turn up on the day without prior booking.

Saturday 22nd March

Some aspects of the teaching of Bob Nicol and Bob Brown: an oral history   James Beaton

Preparing for Competition   Murray Henderson

Set Tunes Demonstration    Roddy MacLeod, Cameron Drummond, Michael Elder

Opinions on the development of Piobaireachd   Allan Hamilton from Piper’s Persuasion Interviews

Sunday 23rd March

Settings.  How do we explain the differences?     Barnaby Brown


The conference will be preceded by the College of Piping Lecture at 7.30pm in the same venue on Friday evening 21st March.  Jonathan Gillespie will talk on James Campbell.  Pipers Euan MacCrimmon (Lament for the Earl of Antrim, Lament for Mary MacLeod) and Jack Taylor (Salute to James Campbell, Lachlan MacNeill Kintarbert’s Fancy)  Tickets on the night or from the College of Piping.