• Common Stock Dec 2015

    Work is underway on the December issue of Common Stock. If you have notices of events, reports of events, even requests for event  that you would like to see; letters to the editor or even articles on appropriate subjects, photos of bellows-piping events, bellows-pipes or pipers, or any other suitable material for consideration. please let me have it asap but by November 27th at the very latest. Send it to Pete Stewart, Editor


  • Bellows piping on BBC Alba

    The third in the series An Ribheid Chiuil/Reed Music [click here; opens in new window] concentrates on bellows piping in Scotland and Northumberland. Hurry, it wont be viewable for long,
  • Tune of the Month February 2012

    This month's tune is 'Keelman O'er the Land''

    Any version, any source; Post a link to your performance on the Forum Topic

  • Trad on the Tyne

    Trad on the Tyne, the Haddington festival  run by Haddington Pipe Band, has finalized its programme for this year

    31  August – 2 September

    and we've got Gary West playing a central role -  perfoming on the Friday evening with Wendy Stewart, running a smallpipes workshop on the Saturday, and then playing again on the Saturday evening in the headline show.

  • New 'Overseas' Class for Annual Competition 2014



    This year's Annual Competition will see the re-introduction of the 'Overseas' class, with a new 'Anniversary Trophy' for performances submitted digitally.

  • National Celtic Festival, June 10-13, 2011

    The National Celtic Festival is held across the long-weekend, June 10-13, 2011, on the Bellarine Peninsula, Victoria, Australia.


  • Gary West smallpipe workshop

    Gary West’s Small Pipes Workshop (All Levels)

    When: September 1, 2012 @ 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
    Where: The Poldrate Centre
    East Lothian EH41

    Cost: £10.00

  • International Bagpipe Day

    Saturday March 10th 2012

  • Bellows-blown Pipes Weekend

     in Castlemaine (Victoria, Australia) on 6-7 October.


  • October 11th

    It is with a heavy heart that I have to report that, after a brief illness, the Society’s chairman Martin Lowe died at his home in Gullane on October 9th. He had played a vital role in the Society’s activities for many years and will be deeply missed.

  • LBPS Teaching Weekend

    The LBPS Teaching Weekend is back!
    February 24th -26th Royal Hotel, Bridge of Allan, Stirling


  • Annual Collogue 2011

    Edinburgh, Nov 5th


  • Morpeth Gathering

    29th April- 1st May 2011

  • Bellows Pipe Course in Skye

    April 9th - 13th, 2012 at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig

    Tutor - Angus MacKenzie

    Details Here



  • LBPS Collogue 2011

    This year's annual gathering, ['Collogue'] was held in Edinburgh on November 5th

    Full write-ups of the presentations are included in teh current issue of Common Stock, available to members from the Members Page menu;

  • Newcastleton traditional Music Festival

    1st-3rd July, 2011
  • Rothbury Traditional Music Festival

    15th-17th July 2011
  • Celtic Arts October Smallpipe/Reelpipe Schedule

    Bellingham, WA USA
     Friday, October 7 - Sunday, October 9
  • Pipers' Gathering, Vermont

    5th - 8th August

  • LBPS Teaching Weekend Full booking

    The LBPS Teaching Weekend is back!
    February 24th -26th Bridge of Allan, Stirling
    Early Booking Essential

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  • Teaching Day a great success

  • Morpeth Border Pipes Competition

    Border pipers fail to appear at Morpeth competition

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  • Warnambool Workshops

    Applications are now open for the South West Coast Piper Drummer workshops in Warrnambool, Australia, from 29 April to 1 May 2011.