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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 2014 LBPS Teaching Weekend will be held on
February 28th - March 2nd at the Royal Hotel, Bridge of Allan, Stirling
BOOKINGS NOW CLOSED
Tutors are Fin Moore, Duncan MacGillivray and Gary West
This year’s course will explore some of the ideas in Gary West’s recent book ‘Voicing Scotland’ and I will encourage Gary, particularly, to develop his thoughts on the connection between music and the land in which it is rooted.. What better starting point than Hamish Henderson’s idea of ‘tradition’ as ‘the carrying stream’?
The 2014 Annual Competition will take place on April 19th at the National Piping Centre, Glasgow.
This year will see the re-introduction of the 'Overseas' class, with a new 'Anniversary Trophy' for performances submitted digitally.
Digging the Dird
April 5th, Royal Scottish Pipers Society Rooms, Edinburgh
A one-day workshop on the interpretation of Lowland and Border bagpipe music, hosted by Pete Stewart.
Saturday 28th June in Falkland
Hamish Moore will be holding a one day master class during this year's Falkland Traditional Music Festival. It will be taught on Scottish Small Pipes but any traditional instrument will be welcome in the
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.
The December 2013 issue of Common Stock is now available to members online, containing the usual miscellany of music, history, advice, discussion and news of events, including results and winning entries in the New Music Competition and 30th Anniversary Collogue Report.
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