News: 2016 Recital season underway
February 2016 Recital
Colin MacLellan & Jenny Hazzard
Friday 19 February 2016
7:30 for 8:00pm
The Inverness Piping Society have moved to new premises
We will now meet in the Masonic Lodge Social Club building off Gordon Terrace /Mitchell's Lane (access opposite Porterfield prison).
If you would like to read details of this year's events, and hopefully enter, follow this link >>>
Support Inverness Piping Society
We are looking for sponsorship to help with offsetting the costs of running the annual Junior Piping Competition held in June. If you are interested in supporting piping in the Highlands, please contact our Secretary Alastair Campbell. email@example.com
Meetings are held throughout most of the year apart from over Christmas and New year. Currently we meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday in each month.
We run a programme of recitals through the winter months. To these we invite the foremost players of the day and they are usually accompanied by a local junior piper. Read more >>>
We run an annual Junior Piping Competition and invite players from throughout the Highlands to compete. Read more >>>
We also organise and steward the Solo Piping Competition at the Inverness Highland Games on behalf of Highland Council. We pride ourselves in holding a well run competition with the aim of making the competing process as easy as it can be for pipers. Read more >>>
Annually we offer up to two junior players from the Inverness area financial assistance towards attendance at a recognised Piping Course, such as a week’s intensive piping tuition at Sabhal Mor Ostaig or a Feis. We advise any young player who may wish financial assistance, to come along to our weekly meetings on a fairly regular basis.
Piping Society meetings coming up
3 February 2016 (Les Hutt recitalist)
17 February 2016
The Society meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month in the Masonic Lodge Social Club building off Gordon Terrace /Mitchell's Lane, Inverness. Come around 7.30 for 8.00pm.
Feature Piper: Evening sessions take on new look
As you may know, the Inverness Piping Society holds regular meetings on the first and third Wednesday each month.
To enhance the social aspect, we have recently launched monthly 'featured piper' evenings. Local pipers will be invited to play a slightly extended session in an informal setting. The evenings are intended to be social gatherings. It would be good to see a good gathering of local piping enthusiasts.
Our first “Featured Pipers” night was given by James MacPhee and his son Angus playing for a small but very appreciative audience on the 4th of November.
Come along for an evening of good piping, and free sandwiches, drinks available for purchase downstairs at the bar. All players of any age and ability are welcome. This is not a recital and as always, other pipers are encouraged to bring their pipes and have a tune.
Our new venue for meetings is the Social Club next to the Inverness Masonic Hall off Ardconnel Street. There is car parking, a good room for piping on the first floor with a bar for purchasing refreshments downstairs. Sandwiches will also be available.
The proposed programme of featured pipers for the next few months is: -
2 December 2015 - Euan MacCrimmon
3 February 2016 - Les Hutt
2 March 2016 - DJ MacIntyre
6 April 2016 - Ross Shand
4 May 2016 - Alastair Campbell
We look forward to seeing you there.
The Society elected the following office bearers for 2014:
President: Euan MacCrimmon
Vice President: Brian Yates
Secretary: Alastair Campbell
Treasurer: Donald Smith
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