What We Do
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 at 8:00 PM in The Club on Gordon Terrace in Inverness.
We organise 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 aim to 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.
Notice of AGM:
The Society's AGM will be held on 15 March at 7:45pm in The Club, Gordon Terrace.
Next Winter Recital:
Who: Finlay Johnston
When: Sat 18 March 7:30 for 8:00
Where: Tulloch Castle, Dingwall
NB: organised by the Friends of Lewis and Harris Piping Society as a fund raiser for the Donald MacLeod Memorial competition
for details of our 2016/17 winter programme>>>
The Society meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month in The Club, 5 Gordon Terrace (parking from Mitchell's Lane) Inverness. Come around 7:50 for 8.00pm. We usually play for about an hour to an hour and a half, everybody is welcome regardless of experience. Come and play or just come to listen.
Featured Piper Evenings
Upcoming Featured Pipers:
Les Hutt - 1st February
Colin Gordon - 1st March
Archie Drennan - 5th April
Cameron McDougall - 3rd May
To enhance the social aspect of the society we launched monthly 'Featured Piper' evenings in 2015. Local pipers are invited to play a slightly extended session in an informal setting on the first Wednesday of every month except January and August. The evenings are intended to be social gatherings and attendance has run anywhere from 15 to 25. We hope to continue to see a healthy gathering of local piping enthusiasts. Piping begins at 8:00pm. Free sandwiches are provided and drinks are available for purchase downstairs at the bar. Come along for an evening of good piping. This is not a formal recital and as always, other pipers are encouraged to bring their pipes and have a tune. All players of any age, gender, and ability are welcome.
Some photos from previous and recent Featured Pipers' Evenings:
The Society elected the following office bearers for 2016:
President: Euan MacCrimmon
Vice President: Brian Yates
Secretary: Alastair Campbell
Treasurer: Donald Smith
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