Govan Schools Pipers put on a fine display at the Worlds

After a lot of hard work practising and tutoring the “wee Govan pipers” gave a debut performance to be proud of at the World Bagpipe Championships at Glasgow Green on Saturday 13th August. Pipe Major and tutor for the band, Iain Watson, said of the day “The results are in and the dust has settled. … More Govan Schools Pipers put on a fine display at the Worlds

Scottish Schools Competition Sunday 13th March 2016 Edinburgh

The Govan Schools Pipes & Drums Association band will be competing in the annual schools’ competition in Edinburgh on Sunday 13th March. For the first time, a full band will be competing, comprising of 10 Pipers, 4 Snare Drummers, 1 Tenor and 1 Bass Drummer. The progress to be able to turn out a full … More Scottish Schools Competition Sunday 13th March 2016 Edinburgh

GSPDA Featured in new BBC Alba Documentary

  ‘The Wee Govan Pipers’ documents the first 18 months of the new Govan Schools Pipe Band. Along the way the kids meet legendary piper Rona Lightfoot and bag-rockers the Red Hot Chili Pipers. The band consists of ten years old. They’re Scottish, Chinese and Nigerian. They can reduce a grown policeman to tears and might … More GSPDA Featured in new BBC Alba Documentary

Pipers followed for BBC documentary

A multicultural pipe band is promoting the talents of children to encourage others to take up Scotland’s national musical instrument. Tutors from the award-winning Strathclyde Police Pipe Band have been teaching the 10 and 11-year-olds in Glasgow. A documentary for BBC Alba follows the fortunes of Govan Schools Pipe Band, as BBC Scotland arts correspondent Pauline McLean … More Pipers followed for BBC documentary

New Charity encouraging Scots pupils to play bagpipes

A new national charity, The Scottish Schools Pipes and Drums Trust (SSDPT), has been set up to encourage more pupils to learn the bagpipes and start school bands as a method of building confidence and creating new friend groups. So far, the SSDPT works with more than 1,000 aspiring musicians in 14 projects across 11 local … More New Charity encouraging Scots pupils to play bagpipes