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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.
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In this collection, we present a selection of Quicksteps, 68 in all, drawn primarily from the old collections by the likes of Donald MacDonald, Angus MacKay and John MacLachlan. As has been demonstrated so ably by our tutors, these tunes are ideally suited to playing on ‘cauld wind’ pipes.
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The June 2015 issue of Common Stock is now available to members online, containing a full report of the 2015 Competition, plus all the usual miscellany of music, history, discussion and news of events.
A welcome update to this ongoing tale.
We are delighted to report that the piper's head has been found and plans are being re-invigorated to restore this unique item of Scottish cultre to its former glory.
An early setting of the tune, but one of the finest - David Young's Tail Toddle from the Duke of Perth MS 1734
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?
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.
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