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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.
The 30th Anniversary celebrations, party on December 7th at The College of Piping HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
Apologies to any who planned to attend, but the number of positive responses to the invitation was so small that the committee felt it unfair to those few who had arranged to travel long distances to go ahead.
The 2014 LBPS Teaching Weekend will be held on
February 28th - March 2nd at the Royal Hotel, Bridge of Allan, Stirling
Tutors are Fin Moore, Duncan MacGillivray and Gary West
Full details and booking will be available in the New Year
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
We are delighted to announce the results of the 30th Anniversary New Music Competition. Results were first announced at the Peebles Collogue where the first two winning entries were performed by their composers [the thrid prize went to the USA]
First prize: Gary West - 'The Jedburgh Ba' Game'
Second prize: Paul Roberts - 'The Gin Drinker's Dream'
Third Prize: Craig Hohm - 'The Waterdog'.
Sound files of these available soon.
LBPS Chairman Hamish Moore celebrates the LBPS 30th Anniversary
The formation of The L.B.P.S. and the closely related revival of the bellows blown pipes of Scotland is the most significant cultural event in Scottish Piping since the raising of The Highland Regiments and the introduction of competitions at the end of the 18th century.