Welcome to the LBPS
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.
As part of our ongoing efforts to reach out to our far flung members in the USA, Australia etc and in the UK out side Scotland, who are rarely able attend our normal events, the LBPS committee is inviting members to contribute to a CD recording of music played by our members, to be sold to members and the public in general.
Do you have a set of smallpipes, currently unused, gathering dust under a bed or in an attic?
Would you be willing to make these available, on loan, hire or sale, to an aspiring beginner in our music?
LBPS members Stewart Gaudin and Bob Low both did well playing those other, larger, somewhat more Highland pipes last week when they picked up prizes in the National Piping Centre's "Competitive League for Amateur Solo Pipers" (C.L.A.S.P.) contests held during Piping Live 2014.
beginning 10th September, 2014
For anyone interested in learning to play scottish smallpipes, the Edinburgh based Scots Music Group is offering a class for beginners. Taught by Ben Miller the class will begin on Wednesday 10th September, at Boroughmuir High School, between 7.00 and 9.00 pm and run for 12 weeks.
We are very sorry to announce the death of Jim Buchanan, who died after a brief illness on August 1st. Jim served tirelessly on the LBPS Committee for many years, both as secretary and Chairman. He attended nearly all the Society’s events and was much loved by all who met him; his warmth, geniality, wit and enthusiasm were infectious. He was happily married to Ann and was enormously proud of their three daughters and their grand children. He will be sadly missed.
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