Summer is on the way and with it a whole series of piping competitions held right across the nation.
Commun Phiobaireachd Uibhist agus Bharraigh has announced the date for this year’s Highlands and Islands Young Piper of the Year competition – Thursday 21st July 2016 – and is issuing a call for entries.
Tucked neatly between South Uist Highland Games (Wednesday 20th July 2016) and North Uist Highland Games (Friday 22nd July 2016), Young Piper of the Year is one of the highlights of the summer calendar.
Each year the competition – which takes place in Sgoil Lionacleit – is followed by an ever-popular ceilidh and prize-giving in the Dark Island Hotel.
Entry forms are available from: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for entries: 21st June 2016
Competitions in the following categories will be held:
Open Chanter – 2/4 March (4 parts)
Novice Piping – 2/4 March (4 parts)
Under 15 – Ceol Mor / March / Strathspey & Reel / Jig
Under 18 – Ceòl Mòr / March / Strathspey & Reel / Hornpipe & Jig
Aged 30 and Under – Ceòl Mòr / March / Strathspey & Reel / Hornpipe & Jig
Check for updates here: https://www.facebook.com/events/462150120661195/
Photo: Last year’s winners (Am Pàipear)