ENTRIES INVITED FOR ANNUAL JUNIOR PIPING COMPETITION IN STORNOWAY
The annual junior piping competition organised by The Lewis and Harris Piping Society takes place on Saturday, June 8th in Stornoway having out grown its previous venue at Grianan.
The competition, being held in the Nicolson Institute, starts at 10.30am and aims to finish by 4.30pm. It is open to any young person under the age of 18 learning to play the chanter or pipes.
It is split into three main sections – chanter, piping and freestyle – which are broken down further, according to age and stage.
The Piping Society also hopes to reinstate the category of ‘dress and deportment’ which has not been included in recent years.
For The Lewis and Harris Piping Society, organising competitions for young learners is at the heart of their constitution.
A concert will be held in Stornoway Town Hall at 7pm that evening and feature performances from some of the participants as well as a recital by chief judge Jonathan Simpson from Bo’Ness, a Grade 1 player and Pipe Major of Boghall and Bathgate Juvenile Pipe Band. He will be joined in the judging by Allan MacDonald, former Pipe Major of the Lewis Pipe Band, and others.
Entry is free for both the competition and the evening performance, although donations will be taken at the door and go towards the Lewis and Harris Youth Pipe Band.