Two upcoming events at the College of Piping

The College of Piping will be hosting two events in the coming months. See details below.

The Atlantic Canada Piobaireachd Challenge and workshops with Alan Bevan

Saturday, April 23 – Sunday, April 24, 2016

The College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts of Canada presents the 2016 Atlantic Canada Piobaireachd Challenge in partnership with the Atlantic Canada Pipe Band Association. The event will take place at The College on Saturday, April 23, 2016.

We are pleased to introduce Alan Bevan, Gold Medalist and Pipe Major of the Simon Fraser University Pipe Band, as our judge. Alan will also be running piobaireachd and light music workshops at The College on Sunday, April 24. 

New for 2016: The College is adding March competitions for grades 5 and 4, and MSR events for grades 3 through professional. 

Entry forms are now available. 

The National Piping Centre and The College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts of Canada

Saturday, July 2 – Monday, July 4, 2016

The College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts of Canada and the National Piping Centre from Glasgow are continuing a partnership to offer the 2nd Summerside Piping and Drumming School, a festival of piping and drumming dedicated to education and performance.

Finlay Johnston from the National Piping Centre will join the College of Piping faculty in Summerside from Saturday July 2 through Monday July 4. In 2015 Finlay achieved the rare feat of winning both the Gold Medal and the A-Grade MSR at the Northern Meeting.

Students will receive hands-on class time per day, with a rotation of instructors through the school. Classes will be kept small so each student received appropriate attention. In addition, workshops and other events will be offered.

All registrations are taken through the National Piping Centre. Registration information and details should be available soon. Interested parties can contact College of Piping Director of Education James MacHattie to reserve a space by emailing