Held at different locations throughout Scotland this event combines the presentation of papers, playing and listening to tunes with meeting old friends and generally enjoying a day of piping in a convivial atmosphere. 

The AGM is held during the collogue. The Society is run by volunteers and is always pleased to hear from anyone willing to join the committee or who would take on organising one of the events.

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Collogue Tunes 2023

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The Air Tune

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Brose and Butter

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Atholl Highlanders

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Welcome Home My Dearie

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New Way to Bowden

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Aplletree Leaves

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Wha Wouldna Fecht for Charlie/ Barnyards o Dalgaty

LBPS Annual Collogue, AGM and Evening Concert - Saturday 8th October 2022

This year’s Collogue and AGM will take place in Perth on Saturday, 8th October. This will be the first visit of the Society to the town. The venue will be the historic Royal George Hotel on George Street. There will also be a concert in the evening at the same venue. 
The Collogue and AGM (9.00 for 9.30)

The Collogue will comprise some interesting presentations, sessions and the AGM. 

We will have four presentations - three before the AGM and one after – and we will end the afternoon with a session, so please bring your pipes. The sheet music for the tunes we will be playing can be found by clicking on this link.

The presentations and their speakers are:

  • Matt Seattle – 25 Years Since Dixon. (We hope to have the manuscript on the day.)
  • Stuart Letford – The Toun Pipers of Perth (and Perthshire rich’s piping tradition).
  • Lindsay Davidson - On Teaching Bagpipes (and an update on the degree course in Poland).
  • Pete Clark – as interviewed by Convenor, Stuart Letford on the subject of Perthshire’s rich musical tradition, from Niel Gow to Gordon Duncan.

The Evening Concert (19.30)

In the evening we will mark the LBPS’ first ever visit to Perth with a concert. We have a superb line-up of artists for this:

  • Fionnlagh MacVicar from North Uist. Fionnlagh, who is in the second year of the piping degree course at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, opened our show at last month’s PipingLive! concert.
  • Kyle Howie of the Red Hot Chilli Pipers. Kyle is a superb performer on bellows pipes as well as highland pipes.
  • The Vale of Atholl Pipe Band (quartet)
  • Pete Clark and Iain MacInnes
  • Fin Moore and Brighde Caimbeul

Tickets for the Collogue and Concert are £10 for each event and can be purchased on the door on the day or booked using the booking form below.

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The Royal George Hotel, Perth


Approximate timings for the day:

9.00 - 9.30 Arrivals and Welcome. Tea and coffee will be served.

9.30 Welcome address Stuart Letford, Convenor

9.45 Matt Seattle – 25 Years Since Dixon.

10.15 Stuart Letford – The Toun Pipers of Perth.

10.50 Coffee break

11.20 Lindsay Davidson - On Teaching Bagpipes

12 noon AGM

13.00 - 14.30 (approx) Lunch break

14.45 Pete Clark – as interviewed by Convenor, Stuart Letford

15.30 - 16.00 tea break

16.00 Afternoon session for all.  Click here for the sheet music for this session.


19.30 Evening Concert




Collogue £10.00 QTY
Concert £10.00 QTY


LBPS Annual Collogue and AGM 14 November 2020

The Annual Collogue and AGM this year will be held virtually by Zoom  
on Saturday 14th November 2020 from 4 pm to  6.45 pm GMT.

All members will receive a Zoom link by email.

If you are not yet a member of the Society, you are very welcome to join. Membership subscription rates start at £9 per year. Once your subscription has been processed you will receive an email with the details of the Zoom link. Membership includes reduced rates at the LBPS shop, invitations to other Zoom social and tutorial sessions, and access to the latest issues of the Society’s journal Common Stock, either online or posted out to you. Choose the subscription rate you prefer.

We look forward to welcoming you at the Collogue and AGM! Click here to join.

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Some of the tunes that will be discussed and played at the Collogue 2018 are posted below. 

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