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Welcome to the home on the web for all things related to Scottish and Border Bellows-Piping.
Here you will find the most extensive range of related merchandise and resources including music, history and technical assistance, as well as all the latest news and details of forthcoming events.
Members who knew Dick will want to know that his wife Anne has informed us of his death, June 21st. Anne wrote 'He loved his pipes and going to collogues and concert. There will not be a funeral as his body has gone to medical research, but there is going to be a Wake on Sat 19 July, 12 to 4pm at the Starbank Inn, Edinburgh, where his friends and family will drink, eat and reminisce about Dick with chat, song, poems, etc."
Available to members now.
The June 2014 issue of Common Stock is now available to members online, containing a report and results of the 2014 competition as well as the usual miscellany of music, history, advice, discussion and news of events.
It's taken rather a long while, for various reasons, but here are performances of the winning tunes in last year's Anniversary New Music Competition
The notation for these is published in Common Stock for December 2013 and in the LBPS publication '30 Years of LBS Tunes' available HERE
Saturday, April 19th 2014
The 2014 competition results and sound files are now available
This new publication from the Society includes not only all the entries to this year's New Music competition, but also a selection of tunes composed during the past 30 years.
Applications are invited for the Spring 2014 award of the LBPS development grants. Thes grants were introduced in the spring of 2012 for the financial support of projects which will advance the Society’s aims, viz. the promotion of Lowland / Border music and the playing of cauld wind pipes. Awards will be considered on April 19th and should be submitted to arrive by Friday, March 31st