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Members’ Indoor Competition & Callum Beaumont Recital

The SPSL are delighted to announce that we will be holding an indoor competition on Saturday 18th March 2017 at the Caledonian Club London.

Non-members are very welcome if they wish to compete.

There will be a mixture of Open, Amateur and Juvenile categories followed by a recital by Gold Medallist Callum Beaumont.

SPSL Tuition

October 30, 2013

The Great Highland Bagpipe is a unique instrument which, to play properly, requires plenty of expert tuition.
The Scottish Piping Society of London is a charitable organisation and we offer the following classes.

BEGINNERS

Subject to the availability of tutors, our Members who are beginners are currently being offered weekly lessons in Central London. As pipers advance beyond this level the Society can guide the individuals towards appropriate tutors and bands who can help them progress.

ADVANCED

Tuition at an advanced level is available by arrangement. It is expected this is targeted at experienced pipers seeking to progress at the professional standard (B and C levels). Places are limited.

CONTACT

For any further advice on lessons or how to improve your skills, please contact us via our Facebook and Twitter links.

SPSL Shop

SPSL Year Membership

SPSL Year Membership

SPSL Yearly Membership that will run from time of purchase until the following January. Please remember to include the details asked below so that we may send you your SPSL membership badges. Thanks.

Price: £20.00

Please enter Name, Postal Address, Email and Phone number below:

SPSL London Competition

London Competition

July 2, 2016

The 77th Annual London Competition

Information Page

This year marks the 77th event which will once again be held at the Kensington Conference & Events Centre in London.  The date for this year’s event is Saturday 5th November 2016. We hope all the information you need as a spectator or competitor is below. How do I enter ? How do I get there ? How much is it to enter ? All of these questions will be answered below, but where you are unsure, please email us any time on info@scottishpipingsocietyoflondon.co.uk as we are here to help with whatever it is you need.

 

NB:  please note that the format for the Bratach Gorm will revert to the usual playing requirements where competitors submit seven tunes of their own choice.

 

Please see the sections below regarding all you need to know about the event. We look forward to seeing competitors and spectators join us for what will be another fantastic event this year and we are hoping it will be bigger than ever!


Piping Competition Entry Details

Can I enter by post ?

Yes. Postal entries are perfectly fine. Find below the PDF printable versions. Please ensure you include all the details as layed out on the form :

 

 

Can I enter online ?

Yes. Click here to enter online.

 

Rules : Closing date for entries this year are on the 11th September 2016 but we will announce when the entry process opens.  Entries will only be included in the draw once payment has been received and tunes have been submitted!

 

How much does it cost to enter ?

Entry fees will be £10 per event (Juveniles are Free!)

 

Travel Details

 

Travel Information

Nearest tube station – Kensington High Street

 

London Underground

Circle or District Line to High Street Kensington, out through the arcade onto Kensington High Street, cross the High Street and walk straight up Hornton Street approximately 100 yards. The Town Hall Conference and Events Centre is on the left hand side.

 

Local Bus Routes

(Alight at Kensington High Street/Wrights Lane junction) numbers: 9, 10, 27, 28, 49, 328, C1. Alternatively 52 or 70 at Kensington Church Street.

 

Car Parking

There is a public car park immediately below the Town Hall. Enter Campden Hill Road from Kensington High Street. Turn first right into Phillimore Walk. Turn immediately left down the entrance ramp to the car park. Additional public car parks are also available at the Royal Garden Hotel (Kensington High Street) and in Young Street.

SPSL About Us

About Us

October 30, 2013

 

How do I contact the SPSL ?

 

The best way to get in touch with the society is via our email address : info@scottishpipingsocietyoflondon.co.uk  Someone will respond to your questions or comments as soon as possible.

 

 

Are the SPSL using social media ?

 

Yes. The SPSL have an active Facebook and Twitter account. Those can also be accessed via the links on our Home page.

SPSL About US

About Us

October 30, 2013

How do I contact the SPSL ?

 

The best way to get in touch with the society is via our email address : info@scottishpipingsocietyoflondon.co.uk  Someone will respond to your questions or comments as soon as possible.

 

 

Are the SPSL using social media ?

 

Yes. The SPSL have an active Facebook and Twitter account. Those can also be accessed via the links on our Home page.