Tag Archive for bagpipes

Pudsey Carnival 2016

Always a fun event for the City of Leeds Pipe Band to be a part of, the aim of this event is to showcase local groups and organisations. departing from Queens Park, the parade runs though Pudsey town, right down the main street before returning to Queens Park. There will be all sorts of things going on – there really is… Read more →

Ilkley Carnival

Busbies, Bond, bull dogs and the Beatles are expected to descend on Ilkley on the 2nd May as the “Best of British” is announced as the theme of Ilkley Carnival 2016! This year’s theme was suggested by local parents and agreed by the carnival committee who visited Bradford’s Industrial Museum to gather inspiration from British-made cars, telephones and costumes and… Read more →

Fireworks of a different kind!

The dawn of 6th November 1605 saw stability restored following the exposure of those who plotted to assassinate King James I of England (King James VI of Scotland) and leading members of the Privy Council at the State Opening of Parliament the day before. Yet the evening of 6th November 2015 witnessed a far happier occasion on which Sassenachs and… Read more →

English pipe band provides the inspiration as Rugby World Cup bagpipe ban is partially lifted

We made the news in Scotland following our support of the national rugby team at the first group game against Japan in Gloucester. The piece written by Martin Williams in the Herald. This was published online in 23rd September.   AN English pipe band helped inspire Scotland to a rampant victory over Japan in the wake of a partial lifting… Read more →

RWC 2015: Scotland v Japan

Scotland will get their Rugby World Cup campaign underway with a match against Japan at Gloucester’s Kingsholm Stadium on 23rd September. During the summer Scotland played four warm-up matches in preparation for Rugby World Cup 2015. Scotland began by losing to Ireland away, before beating Italy home & away, and finally losing to France away. Further matches against the USA,… Read more →

CLA Game Fair 2015

The CLA Game Fair is the world’s biggest and greatest country sport and countryside show and its coming to Harewood House. It is an amazing opportunity to experience all that the countryside has to offer – from all country sports to the newest activities to enjoy in the countryside, there will be dog shows, demonstrations, horses, foods stalls and exhibitions,… Read more →

How The Army Does It

There are currently 17 regiments in the Regular British Army that are trained at the Army School of Bagpipe Music and Highland Drumming. These are: The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards 1st Royal Tank Regiment 1st Battalion Scots Guards 1st Battalion Irish Guards 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland 3rd Battalion The Royal Regiment… Read more →

Ilkley Carnival

One carnival to rule them all… May the force be with us as we get ready for 2015’s Ilkley Carnival, with the theme being announced as “fantasy and fiction“! With a huge nod to the fan-proclaimed Star Wars day, you can expect Ilkley Carnival 2015 to cast its magical spell over the town in memorable fashion on May 4th. Once… Read more →

Pipes for Anzac Day

Anzac Day can be a busy one for pipers in the southern hemisphere where many parades have been taking place for across Australia & New Zealand. It is one of Australia’s most important national occasions. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. ANZAC stands for Australian and… Read more →