Tickets for the Bratach Gorm are now available – join the SPSL for an evening of world-class bagpiping with Euan Anderson as the Fear-an-Tighe

The Scottish Piping Society of London is delighted to open ticket registration for the prestigious Bratach Gorm Piobaireachd Competition on Friday 5th November 2021. This year’s competition sees a healthy entry of 11 of the World’s top solo bagpipers competing for the historic ‘blue banner’:

1. John-Angus Smith
2. Alasdair Henderson
3. Roderick J. MacLeod
4. Fred Morrison
5. William McCallum
6. Iain Speirs
7. Bruce Gandy
8. Glenn Brown
9. Callum Beaumont
10. Finlay Johnston
11. Peter McCalister

Pipers will compete in the order presented above, playing one of seven submitted piobaireachds as selected by the adjudicators. The adjudication panel will consist of Stuart Samson, Ian Duncan and Alan Forbes.

Practicalities

Competition start: 18:00
Doors open: 17:00

The event takes place in the Morrison Room of The Caledonian Club (9 Halkin Street, London, SW1X 7DR)

Drinks will be available in the Library throughout the evening until 11pm.

Please do not enter the Morrison Room whilst competitors are playing.

We anticipate that the event will include a short break in the middle of the evening.

Following the adjudicator’s deliberations, at the end of the evening we will host a short prizegiving to announce the competition winner. We anticipate this may be around 22:30/45.

Guests are kindly reminded that The Caledonian Club has a strict dress code: Club Information & FAQ’s | Private Club London | The Caledonian Club – The Caledonian club.

We welcome, and indeed encourage, attendees to wear highland dress/ tartan to add to the atmosphere of the event.

Tickets

Using the booking form below, members are able to purchase tickets for both the Bratach Gorm on Friday 5th November and tickets for all other competitions on Saturday 6th November.

Whilst tickets for Saturday are available online and for purchase at the door on the day of the competition, tickets for the Bratach are limited and must be purchased in advance using the online booking form below.

You will receive a confirmation email that you should bring to the venue in order to be issued with your ticket/s. [n.b. Please check your junk or SPAM folders if you do not see this email in your inbox]

From October 14th, a limited number of tickets will be made available for advance booking by Scottish Piping Society of London members. Each member is limited to purchasing two Bratach Gorm tickets.

  • SPSL Member Friday Evening Ticket – SPSL Bratach Gorm 2021 £10
  • SPSL Member Two-day Ticket – SPSL Annual Competition 2021 £20
  • SPSL Member Saturday Ticket – SPSL Annual Competition 2021 £10
  • Children under 15 Free

All tickets include a printed copy of the SPSL Annual Competition 2021 event programme. You can collect this upon receiving your tickets at the venue.

If you wish to purchase membership of the Scottish Piping Society of London (£25 annually) please go to:Get Involved – The SPSL (scottishpipingsocietyoflondon.co.uk)

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