Founded in 1920, the SPA runs annual solo piping competitions and meets regularly where the members and friends have a tune and a chat together.
I have been a member of Clutha Folk Group since 1977. The group focuses on Traditional Scottish Folk music, songs and tunes. On the website you will see photos of the group members and details of future performances etc.
I was a member of this band. for many years. it was originally sponsored by British Caledonian Airways, who were taken over by BA in 1988. The band played under the name "Power of Scotland" for a couple of years until securing sponsorship from Scottish Power.
Another great place to learn - I taught there for a while when it first opened- it also has a shop, a restaurant and bar, and a hotel. The recently retired Director, Roddy McLeod is a great old friend. His successor is Finlay McDonald who is now doing a great job.
Make great chanters, pipes and other bits and pieces including highland dress.
Wonderful customer service!
Probably the most advanced bagpipe workshop in the World..............
This Festival, in Brittany, is the largest Celtic Music Festival in the World and takes place every August. I have been a regular attender and was the Scottish Delegate for 14 years, retiring in 2022. This was [very pleasurable!] voluntary work and my duties included organising Pipe-bands, Folk-bands, pipers, judges, dancers etc each year.
George has an amazing collection of piping books for sale and lists quite a lot of the more unusual tunes. Well worth a visit!