Recently the idea of Socials has been introduced where members and friends meet in a convenient location,  possibly over food or drink,  for a few tunes.  Successful events have been held in Stow in the Scottish Borders and at Kinning Park in Glasgow.

Members are encouraged to get a group of friends together and host their own event.  These can be a one-off or a regular feature in the calendar. Along with details of the date and location of the event, the organiser may suggest a featured tune by publishing (out of copyright) music on the website and Facebook page  - this ensures that everyone can practise and join in at least one tune.

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LBPS 40th Anniversary Concerts at the Edinburgh Fringe

11th August 2023 and 12th August 2023


We will put on not one but TWO shows at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

The dates are the 11th and 12th of August and the venue is St Mark’s Church on Castle Terrace, a superb central venue with outstanding acoustics. 

st marks church St Mark's Church


The bill will be different on both nights.

The first night, 11th August,  features Iain Gelston, Finlay MacVicar and Calum Armstrong. 

finlay iain calum

Finlay MacVicar, Iain Gelston and Calum Armstrong


The second night, 12th August,  features Allan MacDonald and inB (Fin Moore, Brìghde Chaimbeul,  Louise Mulcahy and Tiarnàn O’Duinnchinn).

Allan will be playing Scottish smallpipes (in C), and singing, whilst inB will feature two sets of uilleann pipes and two sets of Scottish smallpipes. In, er, B.  

allan macdonaldAllan MacDonald


inB - Tiarnàn O’Duinnchinn, Louise Mulcahy, Brìghde Chaimbeul and Fin Moore 


Tickets are being handled directly from the Fringe box office. There are various concessions available, too. Click here to be redirected


LBPS 40th Anniversary 

The LBPS is pleased to announce that 2023 is the year of the 40th anniversary of the society and the committee is planning some exciting celebrations during the year to mark the occasion.

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The LBPS YouTube channel

There is now a new official LBPS YouTube channel. Please do have a look and PLEASE SUBSCRIBE.

At the moment the channel is mostly made up of archive footage, but all LBPS members are now invited to submit videos for others to enjoy. As recent Zoom events have shown, we are an international community of enthusiastic pipers and we would like the videos on YouTube to reflect this too!

Please see below for guidelines for submission:

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The Declaration of Arbroath

The LBPS committee held a Zoom session for members on 12 October 2020 as a get-together and to introduce and play the tune ‘The Declaration of Arbroath’, originally written by Pete Stewart for the celebration of the 700th anniversary of The Declaration of Arbroath that should have taken place in April this year, and which had to be postponed till next year.

The committee are delighted to announce that the session went very well. Under Stuart’s excellent direction, members enjoyed discussing and playing the tune ‘Declaration of Arbroath’. We look forward to repeating the exercise in a few weeks, and members will receive a newsletter with the details and Zoom link to confirm the date.

The music and soundfile for the tune can be accessed here:

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