Finest solo pipers in the world – streaming live from Bruce’s Castle

Blair Castle, Scotland

Bruce Murray is opening up his digs to the world – literally.

For the first time ever, the 2012 Glenfiddich Invitational Solo Piping Championships will be streamed live from the chief of the Clan Murray’s traditional residence on October 27. Following the success of the live-streaming of the world pipe band championships, the National Piping Centre in Glasgow is using funding provided by an independent charity to bring the competition to a much wider audience who cannot attend the prestigious affair held in the great hall at Blair Castle.

Ten of the best pipers in the world, including BC’s Jack Lee, will be on hand to challenge in the march, strathspey, reel and pìobaireachd. All have qualified by winning a UK competition during the year.

Other pipers include Murray Henderson,  Callum Beaumont, Finlay Johnston, Stuart Liddell, 2011 winner Roddy MacLeod,  Euan MacCrimmon, Iain Speirs , eight time winner Willie McCallum and Gordon Walker. Judges of the MSR will be Ian Duncan, Iain MacLellan and Iain Morrison while pìobaireachd will be Jim McGillivray from Canada, Willie Morrison and Iain MacFadyen.

A list of previous winners and qualification rules can be found here.

For information on the event and to listen live, go the National Piping Centre’s website. You can register to access the live stream and can also receive update emails from the National Piping Centre.


About Mike Chisholm

Official Piper: Rocky Mountaineer Rail Tours. Pitt River Resort. Exec. Dir. ScotFestBC: The British Columbia Highland Games, Director, BC Pipers' Assn. Former journalist, Nova Scotian, Dad.
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